New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2013 Schedule Announced

8/13/13

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and
the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies present the
New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2013 Screening Schedule

Special Promotions and Events:
-Jimmy John’s of New Brunswick will be providing free sandwiches prior to the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2013 Screenings on September 6, 8, 15, 20, 22, 27, 28, 29, October 3, 4 and 6!
-Free Parking in Rutgers University lots near the screening space!

Friday-September 6-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out prior to this screening of the New Jersey Film Festival!

Just Short of Sidekick - Jamison M. LoCascio (Montclair, New Jersey)
In this enchanting short film, an elementary-school kid and a janitor join forces to fight crime and to bring light into a dark world. 2013; 10 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Director Jamison M. LoCascio!

The Portal - Michael Turney (New York, New York)
Two children trapped in an alternate world must find their way back home in this captivating short film. 2013; 16 min.

Mad Ship - David Mortin (Caledon, Canada)
In this stunningly beautiful and deeply moving feature film, a Norwegian man migrates with his family to the Canadian prairies in the 1920’s with the hope of establishing a wheat farm. But a perfect storm of prairie drought and the economic crash of 1929 bring him to the precipice of ruin. When he loses his wife he vows to return her to her homeland, embarking on a Quixotic mission to build a ship and to sail out of the prairie dust bowl. 2012; 94 min.

Sunday-September 8-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out prior to this screening of the New Jersey Film Festival!

Rap ‘n’ Reno – John McKelvey (Metuchen, New Jersey)
This wonderfully crafted short documentary is about how two women’s paths unexpectedly cross, over divides of culture, race, politics and music. This is the true story of 80’s Miami Bass Rapper Anquette and former United States Attorney General Janet Reno. 2013; 25 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Director John McKelvey!

Killer B3 (KB3) – Murv Seymour and Joe Bamford (Clearwater, Florida)
This thrilling documentary puts you inside the 425-pound instrument known as the Hammond Organ, but more popularly known as the Beast. The dexterity of an octopus is required to control its two keyboards, 36 drawbars, 25 foot pedals and its host of buttons and switches. Hammond Organs spit out unique sounds used in all styles of music, including, gospel, jazz, blues, rock, country, reggae, and commercial soundtracks. Capturing the spirit and passion of players who have committed a lifetime to master the most complex Hammond Organ of them all—the Killer B3--this doc features work by organists such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Tony Monaco, Joey DeFrancesco, Shawn Brown, Pappa John DeFrancesco, Jimmy Smith, Jr. and many others. 2013; 70 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by DirectorsMurv Seymour and Joe Bamford!


Thursday-September 12-Ruth Adams Bldg. #001-6PM $10; $9; $8

George MélièsRetrospective
George Méliès was a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès, a prolific innovator in the use of special effects, discovered the substitution stop trick in 1896, and was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color in his work. Tonight we will screen a wide variety of his films including new prints of the classic A Trip To The Moon (1902), The Impossibel Voyage (1904), The Rubber Head (1902) and many others. The visionary and ground-breaking films of Méliès have received richly-deserved and renewed attention, following the release of Martin Scorsese’s feature film Hugo. 70 min.


Sunday-September 15-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out prior to this screening of the New Jersey Film Festival!

Slide Rail Superman - Donald Harrison and David Santamaria (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
A very funny short film about one of the world's greatest slide railers. 2013; 19 min.

Sick Mick and the Boys - José Asunción (Chicago, Illinois)
Great storytelling, coupled with the magnetic personality of Mike Charlton, makes this documentary an enthralling journey of redemption and recovery. Charlton is a man with a troubled past. Dozens of arrests, from drunk-driving to assault, would be enough to make any man live with a stigma. But Charlton is also a man with a vision. After spending his youth watching his father attempt to break the land speed record, he has now taken over the dream. The film follows Charlton and his band of brothers as they scrape their way into the history books by building a jet-powered motorcycle in their garage. As the team reaches the famed Bonnevile Salt Flats in Utah, one can't help but root for men who have stopped running from the past and are now chasing their future. 2013; 80 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Director José Asunción!


Thursday-September 19-Ruth Adams Bldg. #001-6PM $10; $9; $8

Dreams That Money Can Buy - Hans Richter
The ultimate Dada/Surrealist cinematic experience. Dreams That Money Can Buy brings to life the dreams of seven people who find themselves in the office of a mind-reading psychiatrist. When he looks into their eyes he sees the reflected images of their unconscious worlds. These visions are then manifested on the screen, in saturated, surrealist color, and are based directly on the drawings, paintings, and scripts of six leading modern artists: Man Ray, Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, Fernand Leger, Marcel Duchamp, and Hans Richter. 1946; 80 min.


Friday, September 20-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out prior to this screening of the New Jersey Film Festival!

Allegory of the Mind - Jonathan Petermann (Mendham, New Jersey)
Charles has an important phone call to make: should he take the advice of an old man or a tempting young woman? 2013; 8 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Director Jonathan Petermann!

1982 - Jeremy Breslau (Los Angeles, California)
Frustrated by his anxious young son's frequent interruptions as he writes in bed on a stormy evening, a stifled horror novelist finds himself contemplating the year in his life when, as a precocious six-year-old, his own anxieties began. What follows is an impressionistic journey into his past, where he re-imagines his childhood in one seamless memory that transitions from morning to night and across the seasons. 2013; 10 min.

Life With Alex – Emily Wick (Oakland, California)
Life with Alex is a compelling documentary film about non-human cognition and learning. Follow the intertwined lives of Alex, an African Grey parrot, and his colleagues: Dr. Irene Pepperberg, lab manager Arlene Levin-Rowe, and their student assistants. Alex's acquisition of astonishing communication skills, as well as his deep bonds with humans, have changed forever what we know about how animals think. The documentary includes never-before-released footage of Alex, in which he uses meaningful human speech to convey his thoughts and feelings.By the time of his death at age 31, he had won the hearts of millions of fans around the world, having become an ambassador for all creatures with whom we share this planet. 2012; 55min.With an introduction and Q+A session by Director Emily Wick and Dr. Irene Pepperberg! Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) as part of the 2013-2015 Biennial Theme: Global Health!


Sunday, September 22-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out prior to this screening of the New Jersey Film Festival!

AliveAndKickn- Brett Mole (Haworth, New Jersey)
This inspiring documentaryfollows David Dubin on and off the soccer field, where he plays with intense commitment, aiming not only to score goals but also to raise awareness about colon cancer and raise funds for research into its causes and treatment. 2013; 25 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Producers Ralph Mole, David and Robin Dubin, as well as Director Brett Mole!

Foreign Eye in the Storm - Angelique Papadelias (Paddington, Australia)
Foreign Eye in the Storm is a timely and moving feature documentary about Hurricane Sandy, captured through the eyes of an Australian director, and dedicated to all the victims of the storm. Angelique Papadelias witnessed the hurricane from its onset, initially serving as a volunteer helping victims. She then began to record their stories and stayed with them throughout the aftermath, as they sought either to rebuild or find the strength to move away from their shattered homes. 2013; 67 min. Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) as part of the 2013-2015 Biennial Theme: Global Health!


Friday-September 27-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out prior to this screening of the New Jersey Film Festival!

Poor Heart - Ben Phillippo (Carlisle, Massachussetts)
Beware the song of the siren... The spirit of an earlier era is awakened in this haunting music video featuring Cara Campanelli. 2013; 3 min.

A Night at the Office - Eric Eppinger (Oakland, California)
In this hilarious short film, slacker Henry and overachiever Annie, two young executives working dead-end jobs, encounter a Monster in their office late one night. When the Monster drags off one of their overworked colleagues, they need to decide whether this is a good time to quit. . . 2012; 6 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Director Eric Eppinger!

The Tale of Paris Echo Gold - Deirdre Vertucci (New York, New York)
Adark comedy about one woman's quest for power and fame. 2012; 7 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Director Deirdre Vertucci!

Killer- Michael Turney (New York, New York)
David is unhappy and needs to make a major change. 2013; 16 min.
Locomotive – Jeremy Waltman (Hiawassee,Georgia)
In this expertly acted and brilliantly moody independent feature film, a musician who had minor success with a band that he started years ago tries to reconnect with his bandmates after his solo career as a DJ takes a dive. In the intervening years, the band has found a new following, so he finds himself trying to pick up the pieces with a former lover and groupie for the band, whom he also left behind. 2013. 77 min.



Saturday-September 28-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out prior to this screening of the New Jersey Film Festival!

Melody - Zack Morrison (East Brunswick, New Jersey)
A touching short film about a brother's love for his sister and the ways in which music and art can transcend the boundaries brought on by a disability. 2013; 10 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Director Zack Morrison!

Richie - Irene Geller (Piscataway, New Jersey)
A lonely artist named Richie is obsessed with a blonde named Margot. Upset with his latest attempt to capture her likeness, he turns to painting a mannequin, unknowingly activating a chain of events that will bring him closer to Margot than he ever imagined. 2013; 11 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Director Irene Geller!
Casual Encounters - Will McCord (Brooklyn, New York)
Five stories intersect in Casual Encounters, a new independent feature about strangers who meet online and the messy truth of their off-line lives. Henry is a lonely 32-year-old computer technician who still lives with his mother. He is also gay and posts online ads as a pretty Asian female student in order to lure attractive straight men. One night he decides to take matters a step further by having an unsuspecting man meet him at a bar. Julia is just out of college and, willing to try just about anything, she responds to an ad from an older couple. Jose and Maria have two kids and decide to hook up with Eric, a struggling actor whose girlfriend has no clue about his infidelities. Miyuki is the young Japanese girl whom Henry is pretending to be online. Newly arrived in the U.S., her English is far from perfect, which is why she mistakes the “casual encounters” section as a place to make platonic friends. The profound gap between expectation and reality is at the core of this engaging ensemble piece. 2013; 80 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Director Will McCord!


Sunday-September 29-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out prior to this screening of the New Jersey Film Festival!
Jersey Fresh: Films by New Jersey Filmmakers

Kaleidoscope – Matt Riddle (Piscataway, New Jersey)
A man cannot see that he has a problem until he sees it for himself. 2013; 7 min.
With an introduction and Q+A session by Director Matt Riddle!

I Have No Idea What The F**k I’m Doing - Shaneez Tyndall, Caitlyn Siehl and Marissa Cramer (Summit, New Jersey)
When a group of amateur filmmakers are hired as a professional crew all hell breaks loose! 2013; 16 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Directors Shaneez Tyndall, Caitlyn Siehl and Marissa Cramer!

Sex & Violence - Giancarlo Orellana (West New York, New Jersey)
Nathan has been sober for one year. When his closest friends get together to celebrate his year of sobriety, by drinking and getting high, they are unaware that serial killer Robert Craven has recently escaped from a nearby asylum and is headed straight their way. 2013; 55 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by Director Giancarlo Orellana!


Thursday-October 3-Ruth Adams Bldg. #001-6PM $10; $9; $8

Agophobia- Benjamin Ross Hayden (Calgary, Canada)
Agophobia taps into fears about a future where technology reigns supreme and lost beings populate cyber-intersected domains. A prospective hero called the Ram decides to defy his assigned place and escape this world. 2013; 25 min.

Bebete and Daniboy - Ruy Veridiano (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
In a future world, where there is no kind of prejudice related to gender or sexual orientation, Daniboy is a young bisexual who faces the problems of every teenager at his age, but can always count on his best friend Bebete. His life changes when he falls for Felipe, a few hours before seeing his dying father in hospital. Shot as an experimental sci-fi musical, the film features Rodrigo Pavon as Daniboy, Katiana Rangel as Bebete, the Spanish electropop diva La Prohibida as Daniboy's mother, and the Brazilian opera singer Francisco Campos Neto as his father. In Portuguese, subtitled. 2013; 30 min.


Friday-October 4-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out prior to this screening of the New Jersey Film Festival!

Mi Corazon– Marielle Woods (Santa Monica, California)
As an old jeep cuts a winding path through a dense Central American jungle, the two travelers--a young American couple, content in life and love—are completely unprepared for the catastrophe that lies around the bend. 2013; 10 min.

We Women Warriors - Nicole Karsin (Los Angeles, California)
In Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages, three brave women from different tribes use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples’ survival. Trapped in a protracted conflict that is fueled by the drug trade, these native women remain imbued with hope and resourcefully create the possibility for peace. We Women Warriors bears witness to Colombia’s neglected human rights catastrophe by interweaving three stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture. In Spanish and English, subtitled. 2012; 83 min.

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