Invention in C Major is a remarkable stop-motion animation feat by filmmaker Richard D. Lopez. At four minutes long, this short film tells a deeply complex story that keeps the viewer watching with bated breath. The film will be available for streaming worldwide and also screens live on Sunday, September 19 at the Fall 2021 New Jersey Film Festival.
"Into Schrodinger's Box" Asks What If Our Fears Take Over
by Gary Wien - published 2021-09-15
We will never forget the way COVID-19 has changed our daily lives and those around the world. Well into the second year of the pandemic, the virus is now finding its way into movies. One film that has incorporated covid into the plot of a wonderful psychological thriller is Into Schrodinger's Box, which screens at the New Jersey Film Festival (in-person and online) on Friday, September 17th at 7:00pm.
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown features a robust lineup of classic pop, contemporary and rock in October as it continues its return to full capacity events. The lineup includes show by 38 Special; Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo; Christopher Cross; Engelbert Humperdinck; Kenny Loggins; Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and The Grass Roots;Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marc Cohn, and Shawn Colvin; Brian Wilson; The Marshall Tucker Band and Outlaws; Josh Gates;Rain (Beatles tribute); Indigo Girls; ABBA the Concert; Judy Collins; Paul Anka; Collective Soul, Better Than Ezra & Tonic; and Dead On Live.
Fall 2021 New Jersey Film Festival Into Schrodinger’s Box Filmmaker Interview
by Al Nigrin - published 2021-09-15
Filmed during the initial hysteria and the unprecedented early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Into Schrodinger’s Box is a daring Indie psychological thriller unlike anything before it. Here is my interview with Directors Nasim Naghavi and Amir Ganjavie who are from Toronto, Canada
The New Blockheads as a private case screens at the New Jersey Film Festival on Sunday, September 19, 2021
by Justin Almodovar - published 2021-09-14
“We were fearless orphans looking back and destroying all these ghosts” is the quote that The New Blockheads as a private case, a feature length documentary film by Lana Berndl, opens with. The film follows Sergei Spirikhin, a former member of the idealistic group of performance artists called The New Blockheads, as he performs various works of art around the city of Vienna. The New Blockheads as a private case will be playing at the Fall 2021 New Jersey Film Festival on Sunday, September 19.
An Interview with John Pizzarelli, Who Stars with Catherine Russell in “Billie and Blue Eyes” at Toms River’s Grunin Center on Sept. 26
by Spotlight Central - published 2021-09-13
Grammy Award-winning guitarist/singer/producer John Pizzarelli stars with Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell in Billie & Blue Eyes on Sept. 26, 2021 at 7pm at Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center for the Arts. Spotlight Central recently caught up with Pizzarelli to talk with him about his musical family, his work with such musical icons as Paul McCartney and James Taylor, in addition to his upcoming tribute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, Billie & Blue Eyes, at Toms River’s Grunin Center.
Recap and Photos from 2021 Shadow of the City Festival
by Taylor Shields - published 2021-09-13
(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Jack Antonoff’s annual New Jersey music festival, Shadow of the City, made its triumphant return this weekend at The Stone Pony Summer Stage to the delight of a roaring sold-out crowd, most of whom had been holding their tickets for nearly two and a half years. After the festival’s multiple postponements due to the pandemic, Antonoff’s band Bleachers took the stage on Saturday night and were ready to, well… “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night”– the title of the band’s third studio album, released this past July. It’s safe to say their mission was accomplished. The only tears shed were tears of joy, as the band powered through an exuberant 25-song set.
Into Schrodinger’s Box to screen at the Fall 2021 New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, September 17
by Amit Bachani - published 2021-09-13
In 1935, Austrian-Irish physicist Erwin Schrodinger introduced an intriguing proposition in the field of quantum mechanics. In a complex scenario involving a cat in a box, Schrodinger’s thought experiment reveals that without direct insight into a constrained and hermetic environment, it is impossible to deduce what is happening. In the eyes of the observer, the cat inside the box is simultaneously dead and alive at the same time.
Here's a look at the top 10 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage during the week of September 5-11, 2021. Each week, we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. This week's Top 10 includes articles involving 6 different counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean). There was no doubt about the most read story this week...
New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2021 Virtual and Live Screenings have begun!
by Al Nigrin - published 2021-09-12
Last night was the first live screening at the New Jersey Film Festival in over 18 months. I missed the hustle and bustle of getting ready to do live shows. The checklist is always very long. In addition, we are training new NJFF staff on the ins and outs of these screenings at the same time. We have a wonderful group of Interns, who are an absolute joy to work with.