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At the Movies
The New Jersey International Film Festival, showcasing
new international films, American independent features, experimental
and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries,
opens Friday, May 31, and runs through July 27. This year’s edition
features 33 film screenings, including 15 New Jersey or area premieres.
Featured on opening weekend is Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s "Amelie,"
an enchanted vision of Paris; Mohsen Makmalbaf’s haunting film "Kandahar,"
about the suffering of Afghan women under the Taliban; and Gail Dollin
and Vicente Franco’s riveting, "The Daughter from Danang,"
a film about longing and the personal legacy of war. The latter film
also won this year’s Sundance Film Festival’s best documentary prize.
Also featured this summer is Barbara Klutims’s poignant documentary
"Ashes to Ashes," a film about artist Rebecca Hasteltine’s
response to the September 11 terrorist attacks; Dmitry Torgovitsky’s
"Pugsly," a light-hearted New York CIty dog story; and Jay
Giampietro’s black comedy, "Mr. Rose."
One of the attractions of the NJ Film Fest format are the visiting
directors who come to talk about their work. John Hulme will be present
at the screening of his documentary, "Unknown Soldier," on
Friday, June 28. Jay Giampietro and lead actor Fred Leeds will screen
and discuss their comedy "Mr. Rose," which was shot in Bound
Brook, on Friday, June 29. And filmmaker Jeff Cline, of Berkeley Heights,
will present his prize-winning animated film "Going Postal"
on Friday, July 19.
Videomakers April Allridge of Highland Park and Gregg Biermann of
Hackensack will be at the festival to present their works "The
Beasts of All Hallows Eve" and "The Waters of Casablanca"
on Friday, July 26.
Also getting screened will be winners of the New Jersey International
Film Festival’s own 2002 Competition for independently made films
and videos from throughout North America. Entries were screened by
a jury consisting of media professionals, faculty, and students: Rita
Banerjee, Ian Bonifield, Jason Currie, Ben Egan, Vic Fern, Paul Andre
Fonarev, Anthony Grippa, Sharon Kasper, Cynthia Liang, Eric Lybeck,
Lisa Mazzella, A.G. Nigrin, Alisa Khosrovschahi, Jamie Shuali, and
An added attraction this year is a July series of free, Saturday night
outdoor screenings of some favorite films of all time. These are shown
at the Highland Park Middle School on four Saturday evenings in July
beginning at 9 p.m. As usual, the festival also includes some classic
international revival films that Jean Delannoy and Jean Cocteau’s
"The Eternal Return," a modern reworking of the Tristan and
Isolde legend; a retrospective of the films of Maya Deren "the
mother of American experimental film;" and Peter Greenaway’s stunningly
filmed 17th-century whodunit "The Draughtman’s Contract."
New Jersey Film Festival
in Scott Hall, Room 123, Rutgers College Avenue campus, near the corner
of College Avenue and Hamilton Street. Thursday screenings are in
Loree Hall, Room 024, Douglass College campus, near the corner of
Nichol Avenue and George Street; with selected free events at Borders
Books, Route 18 South, East Brunswick. Admission $5; all programs
begin at 7 p.m. Call 732-932-8482 or on the Web at: www.njfilmfest.com.
Jeunet’s romantic comedy starring Audrey Tautou as the girl who can
work magic; May 31 to June 2. The Eternal Return. Directed by
Jean Delannoy, 1945; Thursday, June 6. The Royal Tenenbaums,
directed by Wes Anderson, 2001; June 7 to 9.
"At Land," "A Study in Choreography for the Camera,"
"Ritual in Transfigured Time." "Meditation on Violence,"
and "The Very Eye of Night," directed by Maya Deren from 1943
to 1959; Thursday, June 13.
under the Taliban; June 14 to 16. The Draughtsman’s Contract,
Peter Greenaway’s 1983 study in decadence; Thursday, June 20. Daughter
From Danang , directed by Gail Dollin and Vicente Franco, 2002;
June 21 to 23.
Rebecca Haseltine and Barbara Klutinis, 2001. Also PUGSLY a.k.a.
Manhattan Dog Story directed by Dmitry Torgovisky, 2001. Free at
Borders, Wednesday, June 26.
Mr. Rose. Directed by Jay Giampietro (2001) with "The Global
Banquet: Politics of Food," directed by John Ankele, Ann Macksoud,
and Lawrence M. Rich (2001); June 29. Legalized America, directed
by Michael Ball (2002), with "Investigation of a Flame," directed
by Lynne Sachs (2001), June 30. Shrek. New threshhold in animation,
directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, 2001. Free., Saturday,
d’Or , directed by Salvador Dali, 1930; July 11. Mulletville,
Charles Creasy, 2002, July 12 and 14. Some Like It Hot, Billy
Wilder directs Marilyn Monroe and company (1959), free, Saturday,
Now , directed by Judith Carlin and Roy E. Lowrance (2002), and
Strange Fruit by Joel Katz (2002), Friday, July 19. Fantasia,
Disney classic on the big screen, directed by Ben Sharpsteen (1940),
free, Saturday, July 20.
July 24. The Beast of All Hallows Eve by April Allridge (2001)
with The Waters of Casablanca by Gregg Viermann (2002) and Shelter
by Anne Lewis (2001), Friday, July 26. Rear Window, the 1954
Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, free, Saturday, July 27.
Free Outdoor Revival Screenings
Street, Highland Park. Four Saturdays in July at 9 p.m. Free.
Adamson and Vicky Jenson, 2001, Saturday, July 6. Some Like It
Hot , Billy Wilder directs Marilyn Monroe and company (1959), Saturday,
July 13. Fantasia, Disney classic on the big screen, directed
by Ben Sharpsteen (1940), Saturday, July 20. Rear Window, the
1954 Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece thriller, Saturday, July 27.
Confirm titles with theaters.
Hornby’s popular novel about a child who changes his life. AMC,
Loews, MarketFair, Multiplex .
in a thriller about briefcase swapping after a New York traffic accident.
AMC, Destinta, Loews, MarketFair, Multiplex.
in the rough streets of Brooklyn in 1958. AMC, Destinta,
Loews, Multiplex .
Zephyr Boys from Santa Monica, kids of the early 1970s. Garden.
Park code breakers and their tangled web of intrigue. Montgomery.
failed film director (Woody Allen) who finds himself temporarily blind.
AMC, Garden, Loews, Montgomery, Multiplex.
as sub-zero heroes. Destinta.
games as detective and suspect in murder investigation of a teenage
girl. Destinta, Multiplex.
his old way of life, and death. Destinta.
a young bride and her family gathered in New Delhi for her arranged
marriage. Montgomery, Multiplex.
AMC, Loews, Multiplex.
as the unmarried daughter of Greek restaurant owners who falls in
love with a foreigner. AMC, Montgomery, Multiplex.
in Trinidad involved in Hinduism and healing. Garden.
kids from his old school have transferred too. AMC, Destinta,
Loews, MarketFair, Multiplex .
crime, and swindlers. Montgomery.
Bosnian and Serb soldiers stranded in a trench between enemy lines.
David Fincher thriller. AMC.
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set in Gomorrah 5,000 years ago. AMC, Destinta, Loews, Multiplex.
Comics legend and garners new fans. AMC, Destinta, Loews,
MarketFair, Multiplex .
about a wild mustang on the American frontier, with voices of Bryan
Adams, James Cromwell, and Matt Damon. Destinta, Multiplex.
digital fantasy about intrigue in the galaxy. AMC, Destinta,
Garden, Loews, MarketFair, Multiplex .
star. AMC, Destinta, Loews, MarketFair, Multiplex
Mexican teenagers and a married woman. Montgomery.
AMC Hamilton 24 Theaters, Sloan Avenue, I-295 Exit 65-A,
609-890-8307. Stadium-seating. $7.50; $5.50 matinees; $3.75 twilight.
Destinta, Independence Plaza, 264 South Broad Street,
Hamilton, 609-888-4500. Stadium-seating 12-screen. $7.50; $5.50 students;
$5 matinees & Tuesday nights.
Garden Theater, 160 Nassau Street, 609-683-7595. Two
screens. $8; $5 before 6 p.m.
Loews Theaters, Route 1 South, New Brunswick, 732-846-9200.
Stadium-seating multiplex. $8.50 adults; $5.25 matinees.
MarketFair-UA, Route 1 South, 609-520-8700. $7.50
adults; $4.75 matinees.
Montgomery Center Theater, Routes 206 and 518,
609-924-7444. $8 adults; $5 matinees.
Multiplex Cinemas Town Center Plaza, Route 130 North,
East Windsor, 609-371-8473. Stadium seating, 15 screens. $7.50 adults;
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