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LIGHTS! CAMERAS! WOMEN! HCCC Celebrates Women’s History Month with Women’s Film Festival


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Five Films Feature Mermaids, Wrestlers, and a Pregnant Olympic Hopeful

 By Sally Deering

Filmmaker Delaney Buffett took a film crew to Florida to interview ‘mermaids’ swishing their tales in underwater ballets at the Weeki Wachee Springs mermaid theater for her documentary THE SPRING. This award-winning documentary short can be seen — along with four other shorts by women filmmakers — at Hudson County Community College’s first-ever Indie Film Festival on Thurs, Mar. 15, Thurs, Apr. 12, Tues, Apr. 17, and Sat, Apr. 28. 

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Along with Delaney Buffett, the filmmakers are all up-and-comers, many of them grads from local films schools who have had their films screened at the Tribecca Film Festival and other competitions. Every day of the HCCC festival, all five films will be shown. They are:  First Match, directed by Olivia Newman about a determined 14-year-old wrestler who prepares for her first co-ed match. Kid Warrior, directed by Vanessa Black, which follows a teen activist who has taken on major oil companies in the fight against climate change.

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New Deep South: Kayla, directed by Rosie Haber – a series that explores the LGBTQ culture emerging in the American South; Run Mama Run, directed by Daniele Anastasion about an elite track athlete who continues to train for the Olympic trials while pregnant; and, Delaney Buffett’s The Spring, about the women of Weeki Wachee Springs mermaid theater.


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Filmmaker Delaney Buffett

 â€œI’m from South Florida, I grew up there,” Delaney Buffett says. “My parents told me about Weeki Wachee Springs when I was a kid. I remember I was discussing it with my dad. (Delaney’s father is Jimmy Buffett of “Margaritaville” fame.)  I didn’t believe him at first. I went on their website and talked to a couple of friends who made films. We were breaking out, making short-form content and short-form documentaries. My best friend Katie Corwin, and then my other friend, my roommate Chloe Corner and the rest of the crew of women went down there with me and we shot it there.”   Continue reading LIGHTS! CAMERAS! WOMEN! HCCC Celebrates Women’s History Month with Women’s Film Festival


The Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with director Delaney Buffett has put together an all-star lineup of short films by female filmmakers which will be screened at the Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium. Screenings will take place between March 2 and April 28.Film shorts include First MatchKid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez StoryNew Deep South: KaylaRun Mama Run and The Spring. All of the short films will be shown on each of the screening dates (see below).

The screenings are open to the general public and admission is FREE. Films will be screened at the Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium at 71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor.
Screening Dates & Times:

Friday, March 2
7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 14 
12:00 pm (noon)
Thursday, March 15
12:00 pm (noon)
Thursday, April 12
2:00 pm
Tuesday, April 17
10:00 am & 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 28
1:30 pm

Read Full Film Descriptions & Director Bios the HCCC Website

Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
71 Sip Ave., 6th Floor


Actress Tammy Blanchard at Sundance Film Festival for Premiere of TALLULAH the Movie

Blanchard at Sundance Fim Festival
Tammy Blanchard, Allison Janney and Ellen Page
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Hudson Actress Tammy Blanchard seen here at the Sundance Film Festival with Allison Janney and Ellen Page.

Blanchard, Janney and Page star in Sian Heder’s TALLULAH 

The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival recently and was widely received.


For more on TALLULAH the movie visit: Tallulah the movie blog 


Upcoming Movies: January 29th Weekend Releases

Upcoming Movies: Below you’ll find profiles for movies coming out this weekend of January 29th, 2016.
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The nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards Nominees for the 87th Academy Awards Announced

Best Picture

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

“American Sniper”
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”

Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”

Best Supporting Actress

Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Laura Dern, “Wild”
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

Best Supporting Actor

Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Best Director

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”
Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”













Local Actress Tammy Blanchard at the “Into the Woods Premiere in New York

Tammy Blanchard at Into The Woods premeire Just Jared Local actress Tammy Blanchard graced the red carpet at New York’s Zigfield Theater last night for the opening of “Into The Woods” starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Dep,  Anna Kendricks, Christine Baranski, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard and others.

Ms. Blanchard plays Florinda, one of the wicked step-sisters from the Cinderella tale.

And our sources at the premiere tell us  Ms. Blanchard is wickedly fantastic in Director Rob Marshall’s film.

Steven Songheim was also in the audience to see his score from Into The Woods brought to life on the big screen.

Into The Woods will open nation wide on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2014

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Hudson County Actress Tammy Blanchard in Disney’s “Into the Woods” with Merly Streep and Johnny Depp

Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski and Hudson County’s Tammy Blanchard bring Cinderella’s evil stepsisters and stepmother to live in “Into the Woods,” the big-screen adaption fo the Tony(R) Award-Winning musical starring Meryl  Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lila Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russel Beale, Joanna Riding and Annette Crosbie.

In theaters December 25th, 2014.  Photo by Peter Mountain(c) 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc All Rights Reserved

Premiere of Seven Five at NYC IFC CENTER FRIDAY,NOVEMBER 14

For Michael Dowd, being a police officer wasn’t a calling, it was just a job— and, assigned to the 75th Precinct in crime-ridden East New York, not an easy or lucrative one. Seizing the opportunity to profit, he stole money from drug dealers, eventually recruiting his partner into an expanding criminal ring. Their 1992 arrest exposed widespread corruption in the NYPD. Weaving together Dowd’s revelatory testimony from the investigation, dramatic surveillance footage and interviews with the primary players, The Seven Five tells his incendiary tale.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2014 @ 9:30 PM
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Producer: Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Sheldon Yellen
Cinematographer: Igor Martinovic
Editor: Chad Beck & James Carroll
Music: Amy Marie Beauchamp and Jose Manuel Cancela
Running Time: 102
Language: English
Country: USA

Golden Door International Film Festival Gala Kick Off Party Photos by Steve A. Mack

© - 05On Tuesday, September 16th the GDIFF launched its 2014 Kick -Off Party at the Loew’s Jersey City on Journal Square.

The night included Fashion guru Tommy Hilfiger, acclaimed actor Paul Sorvino and host of other film producers, actors, writers many who have submitted films to this years 2014 festival.

Actor and founder of the GDIFF Bill Sorvino hosted the event introducing Hilfiger.

Our photographer Steve A Mack took all the photos in this post.


Comedy film presented by the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival.

Jersey Devil Jersey City, NJ – The Jersey City International Television and Film Festival, Humanity Pride Productions, Green Light Films and Diamond Jesus Productions have announced that the World Premiere of the comedy film The Jersey Devil will be Wednesday, September 24th at the Loews Landmark in Jersey City. For tickets, please visit:

With the support of the Film Office of Jersey City and the Mayor’s Office, The Jersey Devil was shot throughout Jersey City earlier in 2014. One of the filming locations used was the Landmark Loews, which opened in 1929. This legendary theater continues to hold events today and will bring this Hollywood-style premiere to Journal Square, almost 85 years to the day of its opening. In keeping with Mayor Fulop’s vision of making Jersey City a “mecca” for film production, the creators of The Jersey Devil also utilized diverse neighborhoods throughout the city, including the Brightside Tavern in the Paulus Hook neighborhood, New Jersey City University in Greenville and City Hall. In addition to using NJCU as a location in the film, students attending NJCU were also involved in various aspects of the production. The cast and crew dined throughout the shoot on delicious food supplied entirely by Jersey City food vendors and many Jersey City residents from the surrounding location communities were used as extras in the film. Continue reading WORLD PREMIERE OF THE JERSEY DEVIL HITS JERSEY CITY