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New Jersey Film Festival Video Interview with For Hope Director James Rees and Actor Jay Thomas


By Al Nigrin

originally published: 01/24/2020

Here is my EBTV video interview with For Hope Director James Rees and Producer, Writer, Actor  Jay Thomas. Their film premieres at the New Jersey Film Festival on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

For Hope will precede Tre Manchester’s feature film Bleed American. Here is more information on this screening:

For Hope – James Rees and Jay Thomas (New York, New York)  Featuring amazing cinematography, stellar acting, and a gorgeous original soundtrack, this moving short film is set in the underbelly of Kentucky.  A young disabled girl lives in a world of structured harmony that is kept afloat by her older brother, but at what cost? 2019; 20 min. . Q+A Session with Director James Rees and Producer, Writer, Actor  Jay Thomas!

Bleed American – Tre Manchester (Hammond, Indiana)  When his mother’s alcohol abuse returns her to the hospital, Larson becomes the parental figure to his young brother L.J. and his sister Lex. He soon finds himself deeply conflicted about his responsibility as their parental figure, particularly after L.J. slips under the influence of a local hoodlum. Bleed American is a stunning and timely portrait of the unravelling fabric in today’s Middle America. 2019; 75 min. Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University American Studies Department and the Rutgers University Office of Disability Services!

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM
 in Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey



$14= Advance; $12=General; $10=Students+Seniors



 
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Information: (848) 932-8482; www.njfilmfest.com



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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