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Jerome Alexander Cosmetics is releasing a documentary short film, The Man Behind The Makup, on August 22, 2020 to honor its charismatic founder, innovative makeup artist & teacher, Jerome Alexander. Jerome is a beauty legend who has continuously changed the beauty industry for over fifty years. Through his work as a celebrity makeup artist, Jerome Alexander instinctively knew how to make women feel beautiful and he sought to empower women across the globe to create their own best look.... READ ON

The Monmouth Film Festival will take place virtually from August 14-16, complete with a lineup of over 65 films, short and feature-length, plus virtual interactive panels and seminars with industry professionals covering all corners of the film business. Best of all, the entire festival is free this year.... READ ON

(OCEAN, NJ) -- The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC), in cooperation with Menemsha Films, presents the timely and important Jewish/ Black Alliances Film Series which addresses topics relevant to today’s Black Lives Matter Movement. APAC's film festival's mission is to foster awareness and illuminate diverse topics of cultural significance using the creative art form of film. To this end, the festival will feature three extraordinary films that explore the relationship between the Jewish and Black communities from August 17 through August 20.... READ ON

(LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ) -- Lighthouse International Film Festival is back at it with a great double feature Drive-In-to be screened at The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on August 21, 2020 (rain date August 23rd.) The early show, Team Marco, is a fun-filled family movie and the later movie Stage Mother, is an adult themed comedy. Come for one or come for both.... READ ON

(BROOKLYN, NY) -- Factory 25 has announced the wide digital release on August 25 of Other Music, a documentary about the legendary NYC record store that closed in 2016. The store helped launch the careers of countless indie stars. The film will be available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, etc.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- In partnership with PSEG, NJPAC will continue its True Diversity Film Series, screening issues-based films followed by engaging panel discussions.  This season, the films they will present will focus on social and racial justice, in response to the uprisings against systemic racism that have spread around the globe in 2020. The panel discussion will be held on Monday, August 24 at 7:00pm. ... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Asbury Hotel is screening some of the best music documentaries very Wednesday night at the Baronet, the hotel's socially-distanced rooftop movie theater.  Doors open at 7:00pm and movies start at sunset. Chairs are first-come, first-serve, and can be limited on busy movie nights. We encourage guests to bring their own beach chairs and blankets. Titles to be screened include Joan Jett: Bad Reputation, All I Can Say (Blind Melon), End of the Century: The Story of The Ramones, and Amy (Amy Winehouse).  ... READ ON

What must it have been like to be a young, cinemagoing lesbian in the early 1970s? Your sexuality was still far from being accepted yet on the cinema screen lesbian vampires couldn’t sink their teeth into their same-sex victims quickly enough. Until quite recently, the lesbian vampire movies of that period - The Vampire Lovers, Vampyres, Daughters of Darkness, The Blood Spattered Bride and Vampyros Lesbos, to name but a few - represented the closest we had come to being presented with something approaching a mainstream queer cinema canon.... READ ON

One of the primary reasons many viewers struggle with superhero movies is the lack of intimate stakes. If a movie’s protagonist is the most powerful being on the planet, or sometimes even the galaxy, it’s difficult for us to care about their predicament, as they’re rarely under any real threat. Superman II, still the peak of superhero cinema, had to remove its eponymous hero’s superpowers to create some drama we could invest in, but even that ended up in an intergalactic punch-up.... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- The 9th Annual Montclair Film Festival, originally scheduled to take place May 1-10, 2020 before being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled for October 16 through 25, 2020.... READ ON

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