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The New Jersey Film Festival Announces Fall 2010 Schedule


(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, is proud to present the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2010 which marks our 29th Anniversary. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2010 will feature over 50 film screenings. The Festival will run from September 3 through November 4.

All the works that are screening Friday – Sunday are part of the NJ Film Festival were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 38 finalists which will be publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from over 266 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges will choose the Prize Winners (including over $6,000 in prizes) in conjunction with the Festival Director. Prize winners will be announced after the screenings on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

Film Premieres:
Over 30 films will have their New Jersey or Area Premiere (Middlesex County) screenings as part of the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2010. Some of these include: Shaun Jefford's Beijing Punk - a fascinating documentary on the underground punk music scene in China; Nathaniel Kramer's A Long Haul - a finely realized documentary about a charter boat captain on the East End of Long Island; Michael Gartland and Robert Weiss's Yankeeland: In the Shadow of the Stadium - A delightful and insightful documentary focuses on the final year of the old Yankee Stadium and on the people who bring the stadium to life; Susan Sontag's Promised Lands, her long unseen and only documentary film on the 1973 Yom Kippur War; Rory Owen Delanney's Toxic Soup – a very timely and hard-hitting documentary which exposes precisely how corporations get away with polluting the environment; Brian Iglesias's Chosin - documentary on the battle during the Korean War; Adrienne Grierson's The Valley of Dawn - a fascinating short documentary film focuses on a group of believers in Brazil who assert that they originate from a planet called Capella; Gladys Bensimon's Crossing Our Borders - analyzes the history of both right-wing and left-wing dictatorships in Latin America; Chris Brown's Fannie, Annie & Danny - dark comedy about the ties that simultaneously bind a trio of siblings and split them apart; Koji Masutani's Virtual JFK: If Kennedy Had Lived - a compelling investigation of one of the most debated scenarios in American history: What would have happened in Vietnam if President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated?, Curt Fissel's Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean - a lively documentary tells the inspiring story of one coffee-farmer to illuminate the challenges faced by small coffee-growers around the world, Barbara Kowa's Dreaming Mali – and enthralling documentary about art making, Andy Milkis's 5...6...7...8 - a delicately crafted dance documentary; Jaroslav Fuit's Dvojka (Twosome) - an intimate feature film from the Czech Republic about a couple who have come to a crossroad in their five-year relationship; Robert Fritz's Overload - an engrossing feature film and an intriguingly modern murder mystery, and many others. For more information on these films see the attached schedule or go to our online site at www.njfilmfest.com.

Special Guest Appearances by Directors, Artists, and Actors:
This fall we are pleased to announce over twenty confirmed special guest appearances by film/video directors, artists, and actors to the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2010! All short film visiting directors will introduce their work and all feature film visiting filmmakers will do a Question and Answer session after the screenings. For more information on these special guest appearances see the attached schedule or go to our online site at www.njfilmfest.com. Note: more filmmakers will be appearing but were not able to confirm their attendance at this time. So check our website for updated information.

Annual Halloween 3D Show
We are very excited about our Annual Halloween 3D Show (on October 28) which will again feature a 3D screening of the very popular Universal horror film classic: Creature From the Black Lagoon. The Admission Price includes 3D glasses: $10=General Admission; $9=Students/Seniors; $8=Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends. For more information on this special screening see the attached schedule or go to our online site at www.njfilmfest.com.

Experimental Films Highlight Thursday evening screenings
Classic and rare experimental film screenings will take place on Thursday evenings. Some of these include the surrealist masterpiece Dreams That Money Can Buy by Hans Richter, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and others; twenty of Andy Warhol's famous 4 minute Screentests; Jack Smith's most important and influential underground film Flaming Creatures, and a mini-retrospective of work by Sidney Peterson. For more information on these special screenings see the attached schedule or go to our online site at www.njfilmfest.com.

Sponsors: The New Jersey Film Festivalsm Fall 2010 is funded and sponsored in part by The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center; The Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies/School of Arts and Sciences; Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission/Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Eastman Kodak; Johnson & Johnson; New Jersey Books; WCTC/WMGQ; The Home News Tribune; The Highland Park Mirror; The Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences; the Rutgers University Office of Academic Engagement and Programming; The Rutgers University American Studies Department; Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; Writers Boot Camp; Baseline/Film Tracker; Jungle Software; New Brunswick City Market; Showbiz Software; The Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs; Rutgers University Presentation Services; The Rutgers University Enhanced Classroom Support Department; Design Ideas; Advanced Printing; Steven C. Schechter, Esq.; Share and Harris.




UCPAC Presents Three Classic 80s Films on 35mm Film
 (RAHWAY, NJ) -- A series of three classic films is being presented on 35mm film at Union County Performing Arts Center’s Main Stage theater. All viewings cost a $5 admission ticket that includes a 30 minute pre-show on the theater’s historic "Biggest Little Wurlitzer" organ and free popcorn along with the film screening. The films include The Breakfast Club (January 25), Pretty Woman (February 15), and The Karate Kid (March 8).
Hopewell Theater Hosts Special Valentine's Screening of "Casablanca" With Supper
(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- Hopewell Theater will host a special “date night” celebration of Valentine’s Day with a screening of the classic romance film Casablanca paired with an optional Moroccan supper on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14. An undisputed masterpiece and perhaps Hollywood's quintessential statement on love and romance, Casablanca has only improved with age, boasting career-defining performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
A Look At New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, presents the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 which marks the festival's 37th Anniversary.  The Festival will take place between January 25 and March 1, 2019. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 will feature over 35 film screenings. 
NJPAC Presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Live in Concert With The NJSO
(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Live in Concert, on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. See the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform the magical score live while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.


REVIEW: "If Beale Street Could Talk"
Outside of cinephile circles, filmmaker Barry Jenkins is perhaps best known for his role in arguably the greatest debacle in the history of the Academy Awards. On February 26th, 2017, La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner, only for it then to be revealed that Jenkins’ Moonlight was the actual winner.
New Jersey Film Festival: Spring 2019 - First 2 Weeks Preview
The New Jersey Film Festival - Spring 2019 takes place between January 25 and March 1, 2019 on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the festival features over 35 film screenings. Here is a preview of the first two weeks of the festival. For the full schedule visit www.njfilmfest.com
REVIEW: "Cold War"
Back in 2006, German cinema scored something of a breakout global hit with Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s The Lives of Others, which followed the travails of a group of disgruntled, pro-western artists in communist era East Germany. At the time I couldn’t help view the protagonists of Von Donnersmarck’s drama as the sort of people who would be just as discontented with their lot if they found themselves living in the capitalist west. The grass is always greener on the other side.
REVIEW: "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"
For better or worse (worse in this writer’s eyes), the success of the Harry Potter franchise is largely responsible for the current Hollywood landscape of endless sequels, prequels and that awful phrase “universe building.” The Potter films showed Hollywood that it was a far safer financial model to hook audiences into returning for instalments of an ongoing series rather than taking a punt on the unknown quantity of original properties.
REVIEW: "Shoplifters"
Earlier this year, writer/director extraordinaire Hirokazu Kore-eda surprised us with The Third Murder, a legal thriller that made for a stark departure from the sentimental family dramas he’s become known for. With his Palme d’Or winning Shoplifters, Kore-eda is back on familiar ground, but this particular family drama shares much in common with The Third Murder. With his thriller, Kore-eda deconstructed the genre, forcing us to question how willingly we place our trust in a storyteller. Similarly, Shoplifters sees Kore-eda lull his audience into a false sense of security, making us develop a warmth and affection towards people who may not warrant such empathy.






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