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Free Screening and more at the New Jersey Film Festival this weekend!

By Al Nigrin

originally published: 10/24/2016



Friday-October 14-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM


        Flowers of War - Zhang Yimou

A modern masterpiece from acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou, Flowers of War is both visually breathtaking and searing in its depiction of the horrors that unfolded in Nanking, China, in l937, when the city was invaded and occupied by the Japanese.  An American, by the name of John Miller, seeks sanctuary in a Nanking cathedral, and becomes a witness to the appalling crimes against humanity that are unfolding outside, at the hands of Japanese Imperial forces.   Trapped inside this sanctuary, alongside Miller, are frightened schoolgirls and women, and together they try to survive. Starring Christian Bale.  In Cantonese, subtitled. 2011; 142 min. Co-Sponsored by the Rutgers University Confucius Institute!


Saturday-October 15-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $12; $10; $9

Best of the Summer 2016 New Jersey International Film Festival -

Part 1

The Suitor –Alvaro Congosto (Woodside, New York) 

A thrilling romance set during the night that Orson Welles broadcast The War of the Worlds in 1938, and announced that Martians had landed in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey, causing mass panic. 2016; 12 min. 

Psychedelia – Pat Murphy (Brooklyn, New York) 

This documentary thoughtfully chronicles the use of mind-altering drugs, and their ability to induce mystical, or religious, experiences, in controlled psychotherapy studies that took place prior to the counterculture of the 1960s. Blending archival footage, artistic images, and interviews with leading experts in the field of psychedelic research, Psychedelia reveals a fascinating and little-known history, that culminates with stories from participants in current research studies, whose experiences have transformed the way that they look at their inner lives and the outside world. 2015; 60 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Pat Murphy!



Special Promotions and Events:

-Jimmy John’s of New Brunswick will be providing free food prior to all the New Jersey Film Festival Screenings!

-Free Parking in Rutgers University lots near the screening space!

General Information 


All Voorhees Hall programs begin at 7:00 PM. All Ruth Adams Building shows begin at 6PM. Films are screened in the order listed with a brief intermission between films for double and multiple-bills.


Voorhees Hall #105 (Near the corner of George Street and Hamilton Street), 71 Hamilton Street/College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

NOTE: Voorhees Hall #105 features comfortable seats, stadium seating, a state-of-the-art hi-definition projection and sound systems! 

Ruth Adams Bldg. #001 (Near the corner of Jones Street and George Street), 131 George St./Douglass College Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

$12=General; $10=Students+Seniors; $9=Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends. Except the October 14 screening which is Free!




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Tickets are available on a “first-come-first-served” basis and can be purchased at the door beginning a half-hour before the start time. 

Advance Tickets are available to groups of 2 or more only. We do advance sales using Paypal.Advance Tickets for screenings will need to be purchased up to the day before a screening unless they sell out. Go to ; Use as the send money address. Tickets are $14 each in advance ($12+$2 processing fee). Include the names of those individuals that are coming in the memo box and the screening you are buying tickets for. We will have a list of those who pre-paid at the door as well. Advance Tickets are non-refundable.Call or email us for more info on Advance Ticket sales. 




Voorhees Hall #105=Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 9 and then take Route 18N (New Brunswick direction) and go for 2 1/2 miles to the College Avenue Campus/George Street exit (immediately after the Route 27S exit) and make a left at the light at the end of the exit ramp onto George Street, then go to the next light and make a right onto Hamilton Street, then go to the next light and make a right onto College Avenue. Almost immediately on your right hand side there is an University Parking Lot (#9) which is made available for our patrons to park in. Voorhees Hall is adjacent to the Zimmerli Art Museum and is 100 paces across the Voorhees Mall from Parking Lot 9. Patrons can also park in Rutgers Lots #1 (next to Kirkpatrick Chapel) and #16 (next to Murray and Milledoler Hall). 

Map and Directions are also here: 
Ruth Adams Building #001 = Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 9 and then take Route 18N (New Brunswick direction-Local Lanes) for approximately 1 mile and take the Commercial Avenue exit. Go up Commercial Ave to the 2nd light and a left on George Street. Then go about 100 yeards and make a left onto the service road (opposite Jones Street on the right) into the Douglass Campus and park in University parking lot #69 at the end of the service road. Additional Parking is available on Jones Street. 

Map and Directions are also here:



Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center

Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies

72 Lipman Drive   (#018 Loree Hall - Douglass Campus)

New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901-8525 U.S.A.

(848) 932-8482 phone (732) 932-1935 fax;  e-mail;

Web Site: 

The New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2016 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; The Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers); The Rutgers University Office of Academic Engagement and Programming; Confucius Institute of Rutgers University;  The Rutgers University Zimmerli Art Museum; Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; The Rutgers Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs; The Rutgers University American Studies Department;  The Rutgers University Italian Department; The Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; Johnson & Johnson; Jungle Software; Jimmy Johns of New Brunswick; WCTC/WMGQ; WRSUThe Home News TribuneThe Asbury Park Press; New Brunswick City Market; The Rutgers University  Dean of Students; The Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs; The Rutgers University Digital Classroom Services Office; Design Ideas; Advanced Printing; Steven C. Schechter, Esq.; Share and Harris.

Albert Gabriel Nigrin is an award-winning experimental media artist whose work has been screened on all five continents. He is also a Cinema Studies Lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Executive Director/Curator of the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, Inc.



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