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(RUTHERFORD, NJ) -- The Williams Center will present The Vanishing of Sidney Hall on Tuesday, February 27th at 7:30pm. After publishing a bestselling novel based on the death of one of his high school classmates, the controversial writer Sidney Hall (Logan Lerman) finds himself catapulted to unexpected fame and renown.  A Q&A with Director Shawn Christensen will take place immediately after the screening.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- On Monday, February 12th, Grammy award winning producer Jerry Wonda joined the board of Golden Door International Film Festival to judge all music videos. His visionary catalyst and innovative expertise will bring new inspiration to the GDIFF organization as we expand beyond movies.... READ ON

(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University has announced its first of two events this semester featuring the work of multimedia artist Paul Miller - aka DJ Spooky.  On February 20 at 4:30pm in Wilson Auditorium, there will be a free screening and faculty discussion featuring Rebirth of a Nation, Miller’s remix of D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic film The Birth of a Nation. Please note that Miller will not be present for this event, however he will be on campus on March 21 for his multimedia performance, Book of Ice, performing with students and faculty from the Department of Music and Theatre.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (APMFF) will present An Evening with Danny DeVito on Saturday, April 28 at 7:00pm at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ. This event will be one of the anchors of its 2018 lineup that includes headlining performances by Sublime with Rome.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Theatre has announced the dates of several movies showing at the historic landmark as part of its Awards Season Screenings film series. Tickets for Basie screenings of Lady Bird (Jan. 30), Get Out (Jan. 31), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (Feb. 6), Call Me By Your Name (Feb. 7), The Florida Project (Feb. 12), Darkest Hour (Feb. 21), Phantom Thread (Feb. 26) and I, Tonya (Feb. 27) are on sale now for $5 per ticket at, 732-842-9000 and the Basie box office. ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Taxi Driver (1976), directed by renowned filmmaker, Martin Scorsese, is the first film in the four-part screening and lecture series hosted by film critic and author, Stephen Whitty. “Sundays with Scorsese,” kicks off on February 4, from 2:00pm-5:00pm in the newly opened, state of the art Presentation Hall in the School of Communications & Media at Montclair State University. The second screening in the series will be on February 11 with Raging Bull (1980) followed by After Hours (1985) on February 18 with a special appearance by screenwriter, Joe Minion. The series will conclude on February 25 with GoodFellas (1990).... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (APMFF) will screen the music documentaries Long Strange Trip and Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors on April 28-29.  The screening for both will take place at the House of Indendents in Asbury Park.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- “EMPOWERMENT!” is the theme of Season #6 of Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Season at The Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park. Three classic films featuring stories of individuals who embraced empowerment through action will be shown on First Saturday afternoons this season: Norma Rae; The Landlord; and Mildred Pierce.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) will welcome celebrities, filmmakers and fans back to its original home in Asbury Park, from Thursday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 25th at many local venues for the Festival's spectacular 16th Anniversary Celebration. The dazzling four-day weekend event celebrates the best in international and local cinema and will feature exciting networking opportunities, instructive hands-on workshops, an open talent casting call, screenplay competition winner reading, intriguing and informative panel discussions, and entertaining and fun parties - all in addition to the over 220 fabulous film screenings scheduled throughout the Festival. GSFF is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival and was named winner of the 2017 Global Excellence Awards 'Best Independent Film Festival - East Coast' by TMT News. ... READ ON

(CRANFORD, NJ) -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes all residents and visitors to the 2018 Union County Black History Month Celebration event, featuring a screening of Men of Bronze, a rare 1977 documentary about the 369th Regiment in World War I. Keynote speaker Dr. Jeffery Sammons, Professor of History at New York University, will provide commentary on the film and present his book, Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality, co-authored with John H. Morrow, Jr.... READ ON

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