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New Jersey International Film Festival is presented by

the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, New Brunswick.

Screenings are Fridays through Sunday in Scott Hall, Room 123, 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). All


begin at 7 p.m.; $5 non-members. Information 732-932-8482; Website:

You Can Count on Me. Kenneth Lonergan’s independent film

that won Oscar nominations for actress Laura Linney and Londergan’s

screenplay; Friday to Sunday, June 8 to 10.

The House of Mirth. Terrence Davies’ adaptation of Edith

Wharton’s 1905 novel about a young woman’s fall from high society;

Friday to Sunday, June 15 to 17. Iranian Cinema after the

Revolution .

Director Jamsheed Akrami is guest speaker at the screening of


Persuasion," his new documentary about Iranian cinema after the

1979 Islamic Revolution, featuring interviews and clips by such


directors as Abbas Kiarostami, Majid Majidi, Mohsen Makmalbaf, and

Jafar Panahi; Thursday, June 21.

Journey Swiftly Passing. Barbara Klutinis’ award-winning

experimental film. On a double bill with Bahman Ghobadi’s debut


"A Time for Drunken Horses" about impoverished orphans in

Kurdistan; Friday to Sunday, June 22 to 24. Luis Bunuel & Salvador

Dali . Screening of two French surrealist classics: Bunuel’s "Un

Chien Andalou" (1929) and "L’Age d’Or" (1930) by Dali;

Thursday, June 28.

Dud. Akira Tetsuka’s award-winning student film. On a

double bill with "In the Mood for Love" by Wong Kar-Wai,


of "Chungking Express"; Friday to Sunday, June 29 to July

1. Cat People. Jacques Tourneur’s 1941 cult classic thriller

about a woman who fears sexual arousal will transform her into a


feline. On a double bill with Tourneur’s "I Walked with a


$8, Thursday, July 5. The Mystery of Picasso. The 1956


between Picasso and filmmaker H.G. Clouzot in which the motion picture

screen becomes the artist’s canvas. With the animated short


Friday to Sunday, July 6 to 8.

Solaris. Metaphysical science fiction by Soviet director

Andrei Tarkovsky, his 1972 artistic response to Kubrick’s "2001";

Thursday, July 12.

Wired Angel. Director Sam Wells presents the screening

of his experimental feature that reinterprets the 15th-century legend

of Joan of Arc; Friday to Sunday, July 13 to 15.

Hearts of Darkness. Fax Bahr’s harrowing documentary about

the making of Francis Coppola’s 1979 war epic "Apocalypse


Thursday, July 19.

The Wedding Cow. Tomi Streiff’s funny road movie and


comedy about a hitchhiking librarian. Friday to Sunday, July 20 to


The Witness. Jenny Stein’s documentary prize-winner about

a construction worker’s aversion to animals. With three short films

by New Jersey media artists and/or winners of the NJ Film Fest


"Stop the Violence" by April Allridge; "The Melody


by Robert Bertrand; and "Mighty Mutts" by Anne Paas. Friday

and Saturday, July 27 and 28.

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Boheme Opera announces open auditions for the Boheme Opera

Chorus, 2001-2001 season at the Trenton War Memorial Theater.


will feature "Il Trovatore" and "Madama Butterfly."

Must have chorus experience. Private study a plus. Call for audition

appointment, 609-581-9551.

Puttin’ on the Ritz has auditions for Mary Chase’s comedic

play "Harvey" on Sunday, June 17, at the Ritz Theater, 815

White Horse Pike, Oaklyn. Six male and six female performers ages

21 to 70 with good comic timing are needed. To schedule, call


New Jersey Theater Alliance, a consortium of the state’s

professional theaters, has auditions for Equity and non-Equity


on Monday and Tuesday, August 20 and 21. At least 20 professional

companies are expected to be in attendance for the auditions conducted

by lottery. Deadline for applications is Friday, July 13. For


go to or call 973-593-0189.

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Participate Please

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association offers

a white water rafting trip for adults and children over eight on


June 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Instruction, demonstrations,

experienced guides, life jackets, and unsinkable rafts are including

$85; children, $75. Call 609-737-7592.

New Jersey Theater Alliance offers a free calendar and

discount ticket package including the Theater Sample Series. Call

973-593-0189 or to subscribe to Theater E-News, visit

The Baseball Factory is conducting a two-day showcase

event for high school players who want to play college baseball. The

day-long tryout camps will be Monday and Tuesday, July 9 and 10, at

Trenton’s Waterfront Park. Application deadline is Monday, June 25.

Call 888-925-3228.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton offers

music, dancing, nature, and activities for children ages 3 to 11 from

Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13. Fee is $25. The church is

located at Route 206 and Cherry Valley Road. Call 609-924-1604.

Camp Olden Civil War Round Table is planning a bus tour

to Wilmington, Vermont, Sunday through Wednesday, August 26 to 29.

Fee includes round trip transportation by coach, tour director, local

guide in Vermont, three nights lodging, meals, entertainment, dinner

cruise, all sightseeing admissions. Double occupancy is $350; single

$420. Proceeds benefit Camp Olden Civil War Round Table. Call Jane

Peters at 609-267-7611.

New Jersey State Council of the Arts 2002 Fellowship


are now available with an application deadline of Monday, July 16.

Applicant workshops are offered in Englewood, Newark, Red Bank, and

Clinton. Funding categories include painting, works on paper, music

composition, media, design, choreography, and emerging or new


arts. Call 410-539-6656, ext. 115 or website:

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Volunteer Call

Fresh Air Fund seeks host families to open their homes

to disadvantaged children for two weeks or more this summer.


visitors are ages 6 to 12 and visit for two weeks. Re-invited


may participate through age 18. No financial requirements and no pay.

Call Lynn Cully at 609-936-1367.

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey is looking

for individuals who can donate a few hours a week or once or twice

a month in service to the community. Visiting the ill, thrift shop,

read to children, and clerical support are some of the opportunities

available. Training is provided. Call Pauline DePalma at 732-224-6933.

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