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(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The Jersey City Arts Council has a fun challenge for filmmakers - create a short film in two days! Filmmaking teams (with at least one participant from Jersey City) will have 48 hours to make a 2 to 5 minute film, with inspiration from Jersey City's Big Read book, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Bruce Flansburgh is a bored, 40-something paralegal who hasn’t let go of his dream of rock stardom in The Incoherents.  The film will be screened at The Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park, NJ on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:45pm at The Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $15.... READ ON

I’ve never been much of a fan of rock music, so the whole indie rock scene of the ‘90s passed me by. While I can’t say I’ve warmed to the music that era produced, I do find myself looking back at that time with a more appreciative gaze. It was a particularly fertile time for female rockers, with the likes of PJ Harvey, Courtney Love, and  Tanya Donnelly channelling a female perspective into a musical genre that had previously been dominated by men and refusing to sexualize themselves in the way today’s female stars seem compelled to.... READ ON

There’s a moment in Orson Welles’ The Other Side of the Wind in which a critic accuses John Huston’s veteran director Jake Hanaford of borrowing from other filmmakers. “It’s alright to borrow from one another, what we must never do is borrow from ourselves,” is his sage-like response. I’m not sure I agree with Hanaford, as filmmakers often mature by returning to themes and ideas they explored earlier in their career, developing them with newfound experience. After all, if a carpenter makes the same chair every day for a year, chances are the last chair he fashions will be be more finely crafted than the first.... READ ON








(RAHWAY, NJ) -- Union County Performing Arts Center’s Classic Film Series continues with three classic films presented on 35mm film. All film screenings include free popcorn along with an organ pre-show on the theater’s historic "Biggest Little Wurlitzer" organ beginning at 7:15pm for 8:00pm shows and 4:00pm for the matinee. Movies include A League of Their Own and The Natural on April 14; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on May 10; and National Lampoon’s Vacation on June 28.... READ ON

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- The horror short film, The Hunted, recently won the award for Best Horror/Thriller at the Brightside Film Festival on March 4th, 2019 at the Brightside Tavern in Jersey City, NJ. The film, written and directed by Jersey filmmaker Giancarlo Orellana, will be screened next at the NJ Horror Con and Film Festival, taking place at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City the weekend of March 29th-31st, 2019. The film screens on Saturday March 30th at 10:52am. Orellana, Albarracin, and Meinders will be at their filmmaker table on the convention floor to promote The Hunted, by recreating the werewolf makeup shown in the film.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced official selections for its 2019 Teen + College Film Fest. The films were selected from a record number of submissions for a Basie Center student film competition. Each film will be shown on the Basie big screen during the official Teen + College Film Fest event, slated for Saturday, April 6th at the historic center for the arts.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (APMFF) and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will present The Bruce Springsteen Archives  at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, April 27 at 4:00pm. Thom Zimny, long time film director and archivist for Bruce Springsteen, will present an exclusive screening of rare and never before seen footage of Springsteen from the Thrill Hill Vault spanning from his early years to recent tour highlights. Following the screening, a panel discussion and Q&A will take place moderated by Backstreets editor, Chris Phillips.... READ ON

(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Since 1981, the mission of the Black Maria Film Festival has been to promote, illuminate, and advocate innovation in the art of the moving image. The Festival has passionately embraced this mission for the past 38 years, and is named after the world's first motion picture studio built by Thomas Edison, where he made his short experimental films. The 38th Annual Black Maria Film Festival Tour comes to Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30pm.  ... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (APMFF) has added two expanded-cut New Jersey film premieres screening at the Paramount Theatre: Clarence Clemons: Who Do You Think I Am? on Saturday, April 27 and Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'N Roll on Sunday, April 28.... READ ON


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