2020 FILMS

 

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Woodstock teen, Rosie is mourning the anniversary of her younger sister Amelia’s death, when she discovers the mysterious man who sexploited her sister, bullying her to commit suicide, is back on-line trolling for new victims. After the authorities refuse to get involved she discovers a darker side she never knew she had as she takes justice into her own hands.

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Directed by

Sarah Pirozek

A Fine Stew

Easter Sunday. Catherine has cooked her stew, Manon is hungover, Jacques is late. Dad is getting married and Pierre is the one who has to announce it. It would be just a normal family meal ... if there wasn't a dead cat in the freezer ...

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8/16 | 7:15PM

Foreign Shorts

Directed by

Marie Glichitch

A Message for James

Two estranged friends, Alice and Dani, meet in Ireland to deliver an unopened letter to a distant relative on the anniversary of the event that tore their friendship apart.

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8/14 | 6:30M

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Directed by

Ariella Mastroianni, Ryan Sloan

Appetite

When Jack misreads Stephanie's flirting, he prepares for a romantic date.

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8/16 | 3:30PM

Comedy Shorts

Directed by

Maddy Freeman

Baby

Baby (Alexa Swinton), a distracted, seven-year-old girl in a cheaply stitched princess dress, spends her days in and around the food court where her mother works. Baby and Ma, now quite used to this routine, are visited by an unwanted guest who changes the course of their tranquility.

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8/15 | 5:45PM

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Directed by

Vincent D'Alessandro

Badlaav Republic

Women leaders inculcate the pursuit of knowledge and growth to kids and men in a local community in India. - Badlaav (Change) Republic

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8/16 | 11:45AM

Mixed Shorts

Directed by

Manahar Kumar

Bandogs

What if the myth of the Acherusia lake necromancers survived till today? If such oracles existed, they would be called ‘bandogs’. They lead a solitary life with the purpose of guiding a person to contact his dead ones. He lost his wife and daughter and she is a bandog. He needs her to get him through his agonising questions and guilt. But how does she do that? What is it that bandogs really do?

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Directed by

Spyros Athinaiou

Blackbetty: “Halfway there/a noise and not music”

A nuanced conspiracy thriller, a cautionary exploration of a city under quarantine with a set of stories marked by their redemptive beauty and frank, gritty reality.

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Directed by

Marco North

Bruce Springsteen: Hometown

This officially sanctioned mini-doc explores Bruce's early years and his roots in Freehold, New Jersey, and how the community shaped his work and life. This film was produced as part of the Springsteen 'His Hometown' exhibit at the Monmouth County Historical Association in Freehold.

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8/16 | 11:45AM

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Directed by

Adam Worth

Chronicles Of: The Good Reverend

In the midst of a historic drug pandemic controversial Mayor Rev E. Charles Burnham struggles to avoid being the 3rd straight mayor to leave office in handcuffs amid rumors of federal indictments. As her prepares for re-election he must ward off a coordinated attack from a wealthy suburban political coalition attempting a hostile take over of the city by the state.

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Directed by

Jamaal R Green

Cooties

This off-beat melodrama centers around a teenage boy, whose helicopter parents do not know his best friend is a sex toy.

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8/16 | 3:30PM

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Directed by

Kathryn Gueli

Decrescendo

Young Benjamin, an avid music lover, reluctantly arrives to his estranged family's mansion for an imposed lunch. As the tense get-together moves forward, he progressively and inexplicably begins to lose his hearing.

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8/15 | 9:30PM

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Directed by

Olivia Chiesi

Disarray Days

A dejected man battles with a cruel universe while he inadvertently robs a store with an enigmatic hitchhiker.

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8/16 | 3:30PM

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Directed by

Karl Ryan Erikson

Driving While Black Magic

Nadege has to work late again, leaving Reggie and their dog Fatboy waiting at their new house. During her commute home she tries to block out the news, as protests erupt in Providence Plantations over another state sanctioned killing. Instead, she listens to her self help tape, teachings from Obeah the Spirit Mother. As Nadege recites her daily affirmations for decolonization, the line between nightmarish premonition and reality starts to blur.

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8/14 | 6:30M

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Directed by

Julia C Liu

Drown the Clown

When a young girl fails to dunk a clown at a county fair, her father steps up to avenge her loss. An escalation ensues, and as the clown's remarks cut closer to the bone, the father gets more caught up in the game than he intended.

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8/15 | 5:45PM

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Directed by

Sinclair Rankin

Entropia

When a valuable Steinway grand piano is stolen from under his care, an antique piano restorer and his partner are determined to save the piano and complete the job.

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8/15 | 5:45PM

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Directed by

Keir Politz

Ex Disposer

Nostalgic for his days behind the kit, Andy attempts to reunite with his bandmates, but first, he must confront the bad blood that was shed during his split from the group.

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8/14 | 6:30M

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Directed by

Daniel Ferrer

Forever Red

Two American ex-spies have left their experiences during the cold war behind them. However, the fragile normality in life that they manage to establish is broken when one of the ex-spies seeks out the other more than 40 years later. Upon reuniting, old feelings resurface and a dark secret from their past is brought to light.

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8/14 | 6:30M

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Directed by

Garrett Adams

Franky

Best friends Franky and Felix have their friendship tested by an abusive older brother

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8/14 | 6:30M

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Directed by

Ciaran Maginn

Fratello

Fratello explores the ways in which gender warps and infiltrates intimacy.

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8/14 | 6:30M

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Directed by

Jamie DiNicola

Give Or Take

When a disillusioned New Yorker's father dies, he goes home to Cape Cod and prepares the house for sale while sharing it with his father's temperamental live-in boyfriend. Grieving, they circle each other, butt heads, and negotiate how to remember the man they both loved, and the significance of what he left behind.

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Directed by

Paul Riccio

Grizzly II. Revenge

All hell breaks loose when a giant Grizzly Bear, reacting to the slaughter of her cub by poachers, attacks at a massive big-band rock concert taking place in Yellowstone National Park. When one of the poachers was attacked and killed by the giant grizzly as revenge, the rest of the poachers decides to hunt and kill the giant bear for a good price. As the hunt continues, the Grizzly goes on a killing spree attacking hikers, Ron (George Clooney), Tina (Laura Dern) and Lance (Charlie Sheen).

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8/15 | 7:45PM

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Directed by

André Szöts

Gulf

Facing a dire situation, a woman flees her badly governed homelands; heading north with the desperate dream of finding a better life. Although she later discovers that to be fully accepted into the community, means losing a part of herself.

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8/16 | 7:15PM

Foreign Shorts

Directed by

Walter Mzengi

Hannahs

A woman cons her way into another woman’s apartment, resulting in a strange and intimate encounter.

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8/15 | 5:45PM

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Directed by

India Donaldson

Hungry To Learn

This documentary introduces the faces behind an American crisis -- college students so strapped to pay tuition that they don’t have enough money to eat or a place to live.

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8/16 | 5:15PM

Documentary Features

Directed by

Geeta Gandbhir

I Love My Wife...

Richard Feynman is one of the most widely celebrated physicists of all time. Following his death in 1988, a sealed envelope was discovered among his personal effects. Inside was a letter written by Feynman to his high-school sweetheart and first wife Arline, unearthing a private tragedy that he had suffered when he was just 28. This is a short about that powerful letter.

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8/14 | 6:30M

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Directed by

Ian Tierney

I Remember

18-year-old prostitute Xuan grew up in a family without mother’s love. Her mother accidentally got sick made Xuan have to make money for the medical cost. With the recommendation of her roommate Lisa, Xuan got to know the memory selling business and also found out Lisa’s secret…

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8/16 | 7:15PM

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Directed by

YU MAO

Insulin For All

For this video filmmaker Adam Worth joined Quinn Nystrom, who organized a charter bus to take type 1 diabetics from Minnesota to Canada, where they can purchase insulin at an affordable price - it’s 10 times cheaper there than it is in America. As a type 1 diabetic himself, who was also in need of affordable insulin, Worth decided to bring his camera on the trip. This is his story and the stories of those he travelled with.

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8/16 | 11:45AM

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Directed by

Adam Worth

Invisible Justice

Li Zheng-hong is reluctant to condescend to deal with paperwork only in the law firm simply because he is blind. Therefore, he contests for defending a suit, but in vain. One day, he gets himself a civil suit only to find that the attorney of the defendant is the owner of the law firm. If he helps the plaintiff, how is he going to face his boss? To make matters worse, it’s not an ordinary lawsuit, but cross-border litigation with up to 531 plaintiffs. Li Zheng-hong hasn’t got any litigious experience at all, and he is blind too. 

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Directed by

Chris Hung

Islander

the storm took everything...but, now, pieces have begun to wash ashore.

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8/14 | 6:30M

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Directed by

Derek Pastuszek

La Guarida (The Den)

Mario is driving under the rain. It’s dark in a lonely road. Suddenly he has to stop. In the middle of the way there’s a woman. She is disorientated and covered in blood. She doesn’t remember where she’s been or what happened to her.

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8/16 | 7:15PM

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Directed by

Iago de Soto

L’Eau Est La Vie (Water Is Life): From Standing Rock To The Swamp

On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.

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8/15 | 11:45AM

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Directed by

Sam Vinal

Making Michael Chang

Innovative New Jersey artist Ricardo Roig races against time to create a four-story mural honoring the 20th-anniversary of Hoboken tennis star Michael Chang's unexpected 1989 French Open victory.

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8/15 | 11:45AM

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Directed by

Terry Stavoe

Mallory Meditates

Mallory attempts to start her day with a simple meditation, but is soon overwhelmed by distractions both in her environment and in her head. A look at the anxieties present in our age of uncertainty with a comedic, surrealist bent.

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8/16 | 3:30PM

Comedy Shorts

Directed by

Alex Markman

Mentally Al

A character study of, “the funniest comedian you’ve never heard of,” and an exploration of how we define artistic success, MENTALLY AL follows Al Lubel, a former Star Search grand champion as he struggles to get by, perpetually broke and sleeping on friends couches, as he continues to pursue his artistic dreams into his sixties.

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8/16 | 1:30PM

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Directed by

Joshua Edelman

Micky

In San Francisco where homelessness is rapidly growing, a young woman travels the streets in search of a home and independence, but discovers that comfort is not always a place.

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8/15 | 5:45PM

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Directed by

Aimee Hoffman

Miracle Fishing

In 1994, an American journalist named Tom Hargrove was kidnapped outside his home in Cali, Colombia by armed men in ski masks. His wife Susan and two adult sons Miles and Geddie were forced to negotiate directly for his release. Tom's eldest son Miles began a video diary capturing the negotiations, and 25 years later, he revisited the footage to turn his diary into a documentary.

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8/15 | 3:30PM

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Directed by

Miles Hargrove

Moneybag Head

Dennis, a lonely sad sack with an unfortunate cranial deformity, finds himself romantically entangled with Catherine, a charming political cartoonist. After the two share an intensely intimate night together, Dennis is happier than he’s ever been… until he sees Catherine’s latest cartoon.

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8/16 | 3:30PM

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Directed by

Patrick O'Brien

My New Pants

A dark comedy about a man who becomes obsessed with his newly purchased pair of pants.

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8/16 | 3:30PM

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Directed by

Gerard Zarra

Noodles & Incense

Chinese-American cook Amy Chang wants to move to L.A. with her girlfriend Megan, yet is held back by unfinished business with her late grandma.

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8/15 | 5:45PM

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Directed by

Rey Tang

Not Today

Wendy Martinez went for a run and never came home, while Kelly Herron fought off her attacker who had attempted to rape and murder her.

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8/15 | 11:45AM

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Directed by

Josh Wolff

Paese Che Vai - When In Rome

Set in a small town in the Italian countryside, a young and handsome Alfredo returns home after a long time along with his partner Mattia, an African American man. After meeting Alfredo's grandmother, the sweet and crazy Donna Maria, the pair go to see Alfredo's father, Sor Pucci. Alfredo must break the news to his old-fashioned father about his secret. Little did he know his secret will churn into a series of unexpected comic events. This tongue-in-cheek comedy runs parallels alongside on the choices we make.

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8/16 | 3:30PM

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Directed by

Luca Padrini

Proof

PROOF is a film about a young couple that celebrates their love and their individual and shared struggles, in a world where immigration becomes an increasingly polarized and polarizing societal issue.

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8/16 | 11:45AM

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Directed by

Nora Jaenicke

Push The Point

A musical short film set between the worlds of fandom and pop culture, PUSH THE POINT follows four online gamers through their squad-based mission. Harder than defeating the red team, however, is sticking together while trying to navigate toxicity, super-fandom, and the futility of having an argument on the internet.

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8/16 | 3:30PM

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Directed by

Bryan Burton

Ride the Wave

When Scott Chesney was 15 years old he woke up paralyzed. Over the last 33 years since he has been on a journey to inspire others and this latest journey takes place in the Atlantic ocean at the Jersey Shore.

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8/15 | 2PM

Documentary Features

Directed by

Kevin Nulty, Nick Binder

Russ Johnson: The Fork King

NYC-based artist, Russ Johnson, brings forks to life in his graffiti. He uses forks to be critical of our consumer-society, to promote tolerance, to comment on other social issues and to simply be amusing.

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8/15 | 11:45AM

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Directed by

Eugene Lehnert, Elizabeth Niles

Static

As an unassuming man battles the multiple facets of his own personality internally, the struggle turns outward and he engages with his surroundings. With each blow, the fight blurs the lines between which version of him is dominant. Like many battling with mental illness (therefore with themselves) this film aims to manifest that struggle.

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8/16 | 11:45AM

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Directed by

Zoe Huddleston

Stay Don't Go

As the search for a missing teenage girl goes cold - Martha, a devoted volunteer, stumbles across a possible lead. When her warnings are met with indifference and exhaustion, Martha is forced to take matters into her own hands.

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8/15 | 9:30PM

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Directed by

Brian Velsor

Summer Vacation

A teenage girl navigates sexuality and intimacy via a dating app.

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8/15 | 9:30PM

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Directed by

Matthew Brennan

The Beautiful Logic

Kamata who is Programmer seeks all kinds of lean logic and throws away his own existence. On the other hand, Kuna, a lover, is likely to lose the source of love for a lover who gradually disappears in the same life with Kamata.

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8/16 | 7:15PM

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Directed by

Tomomi Muraguchi

The Blue Marble

At the Universal Soul Assignment office a soul, Charlie has been stuck on the Blue Marble line for eternity. A victim of red tape, he struggles to unravel the incomprehensible rules and regulations which have prevented him from fulfilling his destiny since the Big Bang.

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Directed by

Ralph Toporoff

The City Behind Us

The Elmora Troopers, a Little League team from Elizabeth, NJ made it all the way to the World Series using sportsmanship, caring, and community spirit. They caught the attention and love of their city, and eventually the whole nation.

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8/15 | 11:45AM

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Directed by

Iwonka Swenson , Bob Burnett

The Hustle Is Real

A real story about creating your own lane to make money doing what you love and the hustle and grind that goes along with it.

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8/15 | 11:45AM

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Directed by

Thomas B Draudt