2013 New Jersey International Film Festival Screening
Separation Sonnet - Andressa Furletti (Brooklyn, New York)
A rhythmic experimental short, inspired by the sonnets of the Brazilian poet, playwright and bossa nova composer Vinicius de Moraes. 2012; 8 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by director Andressa Furletti!
A Stroll Through the Park An Asbury Symphony - Sage Seb (Los Angeles, California)
A few days prior to the 2011 All Tomorrows Party Music Festival in Asbury Park, NJ, world-renowned street artist Shepard Fairey created a series of music-themed murals across the boardwalk town. Following Fairey as he celebrates music through his art, this documentary now unexpectedly serves as a time capsule to a lost era, as Hurricane Sandy washed away nearly all of the artist’s work. Also featuring interviews with Public Enemy front man Chuck D and NYC art curator Jonathan Levine. 2013; 18 min.
Midnight Catch - Jamison M. LoCascio (Montclair, New Jersey)
A lighthearted bond between two men turns deadly when they discover that they are on the opposite ends of the law. 2012; 20 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by director Jamison M. LoCascio!
The Rink - Sarah Friedland and Ryan Joseph (Elmhurst, New York)
This vibrant documentary tells the story of Newark’s Branch Brook Park Roller Rink, one of the few remaining urban rinks of its kind, and the roller skaters who call it home. Upon first glance, the exterior resembles a fallout shelter, as a concrete structure nestled in the pit of a hill bordered by public housing and a highway; however, the streamers and interior lights are cheerily reminiscent of ‘70s roller discos. Serving diverse communities within Newark, the rink is a microcosm of the city that surrounds it, and serves as a vital cultural space for a city that is seeking to forge a new narrative for itself. 2012; 52 min. With an introduction and Q+A session by directors Sarah Friedland and Ryan Joseph!