NJ Film Festival Screenings This February
By John D’Amico
Throughout the rest of February, members of the Rutgers community have the opportunity to attend the Spring 2015 NJ Film Festival which features a series of independent films that you can’t currently see anywhere else.
Screenings are held on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights each week this month in Room 105 of Voorhees Hall on College Avenue Campus or in Room 001 of the Ruth Adams Building on Douglass Campus.
The festival will screen a handful of films each night. Most nights will start with a few short films and end with one feature-length film.
Students and senior citizens pay $9 per night and the general public pays $10 a night. Advanced tickets are only available for groups of two or more. Otherwise, tickets can be purchased a half-hour before the show starts, at the door, first come, first served.
Festival director Al Nigrin recommended that people attend the Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, the festival within the festival being held on Friday, Feb. 20 (part 1), and Saturday, Feb. 21 (part 2).
Nigrin also recommended “Surviving Me: The Nine Circles of Sophie,” a coming-of-age drama about a young coed trying to make her way college.
“It’s really great to have at the University,” Nigrin said, referencing the film’s subject matter.
Nigrin also pointed out that the film’s star, newcomer Christine Ryndak will be at the screening. “She’s very talented,” he said.
Each remaining night of the festival will offer free food courtesy of Jimmy Johns, except for Thursday, Feb. 26.
At this point, the film festival is already about half-way through. But there are still plenty of opportunities left to check it out.
Here’s a list of the remaining nights of the festival:
- Friday, Feb. 20: Voorhees Hall (7 p.m.)
- 2015 U.S. Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival – Part 1
- Saturday, Feb. 21: Voorhees Hall (7 p.m.)
- 2015 U.S. Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival – Part 2
- Thursday, Feb. 26: Ruth Adams Building (6 p.m.)
- Films by Stan Brakhage – 70 minutes [with commentary from the festival director]
- Saturday, Feb, 28: Voorhees Hall (7 p.m.)
- “The Original Tower” – 2 minutes [with an introduction and Q+A with the director]
- “Dilemma” – 11 minutes
- “Dollar Night” – 18 minutes
- “Abeyance” – 16 minutes [with an introduction and Q+A with the director]
- “Into the Gray” – 17 minutes [with an introduction and Q+A with the director]
- “Heartbreak and Healing After Sandy” – 59 minutes [with an introduction and Q+A with the director]
- Sunday, March 1: Voorhees Hall (7 p.m.)
- “Flowers” – 8 minutes
- “Just Ask…” – 13 minutes [with an introduction and Q+A with the director]
- “Tête-à-Tête (Head to Head)” – 16 minutes [with an introduction and Q+A with the director]
- “Surviving Me: The Nine Circles of Sophie” – 102 minutes
To obtain any more details about the festival, you can check out their official website http://www.njfilmfest.com, or call 848-932-8482.
See the full schedule for the Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival: http://www.njfilmfest.com/super8.html