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Volunteers and Movies
volunteers to monitor water quality in tributaries to the Stony Brook
and Millstone River. No scientific background is necessary, and free
training is provided. Volunteers choose one of three water quality
action teams that monitor chemical, biological, and river action.
Training takes place Saturday, June 17, at 9 a.m. Call 609-737-3735;
volunteer mentors for its Family Mentor Program. The program links
families in need with carefully screened, trained, and monitored volunteers
in practical "extended family" relationships. Call Pam Senatore
tutors to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language to
adults. Students ranging from Liberian women refugees to a group of
five Chinese restaurant workers are seeking literacy assistance. The
demand for tutors exceeds the supply. Call June Vogel, 609-393-8855.
their eighth annual short story contest on the theme, "Addictions,
Obsessions, and Compulsions," juried by suspense novelists Jack
Ketchum, Greg Gifune, and Jack Fisher. Deadline is July 31. Entry
fee is $10 per story, with a first prize of $50. For guidelines send
SASE to GSHW Contest, 18 Circle Drive, Rockaway 07974.
County Horse and Pony Association are interested in participating
in street parades. Both groups have horses and riders with extensive
parade experience and have participated in Philadelphia, New York,
and Washington, among others. To invite the groups to join your parade,
contact Michelle M. Liggett, at 908-722-3665 or MMLMom@aol.com.
Ellis Island on Thursday, June 29. The group will leave from Lawrence
Shopping Center at 8 a.m. Cost is $56 and includes a bag lunch. Call
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 programs begin
at 7 p.m.; $5 non-members. Information 732-932-8482; Website: www.rci.rutgers.edu/~nigrin.
Greek myth, set in a jazzy, mid-century Parisian milieu, starring
Maria Casares and Jean Marais, Thursday, June 15. The Terrorist,
the powerful 1998 independent Indian feature, written and directed
by Santosh Sivan, about a 19-year-old suicide assassin plagued by
second thoughts; on a double bill with Mr. Death: Rise and Fall
of Fred A. Leuchter Jr. , a controversial new documentary by Errol
Morris (1999). $8, Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17. Princess
Mononoke, one of the most extravagantly beautiful animated features
ever made, Hayao Miyazaki’s 1999 epic tale of medieval Japan, Sunday,
cut of Terry Gilliam’s 1984 visually-dazzling futuristic fantasy,
Thursday, June 22. The Emperor and the Assassin, director Chen
Kaige’s ("Farewell, My Concubine") newest film, a sweeping
epic about political intrigue in third century B.C. China, Friday
and Saturday, June 23 and 24. Coming To Light, Anne Makepeace’s
story of turn-of-the-century photographer Edward S. Curtis and his
singleminded project to document traditional Native American life
(2000), Sunday, June 25.
Confirm titles with theaters.
disguised as a grandmother protecting a woman from an escaped convict.
AMC, Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Regal.
Theater portray aspiring dancers competing for a spot in a ballet
studios. AMC, Destinta, Loews, Marketfair, Montgomery,
watches his family slowly become westernized. AMC, Montgomery.
bent on revealing both her cleavage and the polluting sins of a California
power company. Marketfair.
stone-age cartoon characters. AMC, MarketFair, Regal.
film fantasy. AMC, Loews, Mercer, Regal.
from DreamWorks. AMC, Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Montgomery,
in this story about a reformed car thief (Nicholas Cage) forced back
into action. AMC, Destinta, Loews, Mercer, Regal.
record store whose business is failing, and whose life stinks. MarketFair.
of Kuki Gallmann, an Italian woman who starts a new life in Kenya.
for The New Yorker about an eccentric, homeless man and Harvard graduate
who claimed to be writing a monumental work of literature. Steve Tucci
directs and stars, with Steve Martin and Hope Davis. Montgomery.
this romantic triangle comedy with Ben Stiller and Jen Elfman. Mercer.
AMC, Destinta, Garden, Loews, Montgomery, Regal.
winner of a 1998 Sundance award for `Frat House.’ AMC, Destinta,
Loews, MarketFair, Regal.
and Lucy Liu (of TV’s `Ally McBeal’). AMC, Destinta, Loews, Marketfair,
in a comedy about an ex-bank robber who wants to retire with his wife
(Tracy Ullman) to Florida. AMC, Garden, Loews, Mercer, Montgomery,
set in Los Angeles that hinges on an elicit affair and a murder. Shot
entirely in one-day using hand-held digital cameras. Marketfair.
Kristin Scott Thomas, Sean Penn, and Anne Bancroft. Marketfair.
Navy suspense film. AMC, Regal.
AMC Hamilton 24 Theaters, 325 Sloan Avenue, I-295 Exit
65A, 609-890-8307. 24-screen, stadium-seating. $7; $5 matinees; $5
Destinta, Independence Plaza, 2465 South Broad Street,
Hamilton, 609-888-4500. Stadium-seating 12-screen. $6.75; $5 matinees.
Garden Theater, 160 Nassau Street, 609-683-7595. $6.50
adults; $4 matinees.
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.
Mercer Mall General Cinemas, Route 1, 609-452-2868.
$7.25 adults; $4.75 matinees.
Montgomery Center Theater, Routes 206 and 518,
609-924-7444. $7 adults; $4.25 matinees.
Regal Cinemas Town Center Plaza, 319 Route 130 North,
East Windsor, 609-371-8473. Stadium-seating, 15 screens. $8 adults;
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