Jersey City, NJ- On October 17, the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival will celebrate its Opening Night at Parlay Studios in Jersey City with a Red Carpet Reception from 6:00-7:00 pm, with Mayor Steven Fulop in attendance, as well as Jersey City and Hudson County dignitaries, filmmakers and fans of the cinema. Immediately following the reception, the evening’s screening will begin at 7:00 pm. The screenings for the Opening Night event are – Birdwatching in Jersey City, a beautiful documentary by the acclaimed filmmaker John Dunstan, a Jersey City resident. The second film is Opening Eyes through Opera about a local singer, Giselle Bellas who wants to reach young people through the joys of opera and the touching short film, Dollar Night, by Marco Antonio Martinez, which gives audiences a look at the hardships faced by old-time projection theaters being replaced by digital. Continue reading JERSEY CITY INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION & FILM FESTIVAL –OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2014
(Jersey City, NJ – Feb 1, 2012) – The Golden Door Film Festival, which took Jersey City by storm in October 2011, announced today that there will be a special presentation screening of five of the film entries from the October 2011 festival which will highlight the “The Best of the Fest” on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Art House Productions, McWilliams Place, JC. The screenings will begin at 7:00 pm.
Lily of the Feast, directed by Federico Castellucio and written by Michael Ricigliano, will begin at 7:00 pm. In Lily of the Feast, Castelluccio plays a former bookie turned banker with a special gift for memorizing numbers, who is unwittingly thrown into the forefront of an aging wise guy’s bid for power, who is portrayed by Paul Sorvino. Also starring in this film are John Bianco and Damien DiPaola.
Other films which will be screened that evening are: The Others and the Others, a touching documentary about one family’s emigration from Italy to the US; The Secret Life of My Small Urban Backyard, a fascinating view of the natural environment of an urban backyard; Sarina’s Song, a beautiful story of forbidden love and Of God and Gucci, a compelling documentary directed by Keith Rennar Brennan, in which he attempts to explain and understand the effects that years of sexual abuse had on him and how the struggle for justice continues.
The films will run from 7-9 pm and will be followed by an after party at The Embankment Restaurant on 10th Street, JC. Admission to The Best of the Fest is $20.00, please visit: www.brownpapertickets.com to purchase – (includes admission to the screenings and the after party).