The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, is proud to present the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020 which marks our 38th Anniversary. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020 will feature over 40 film screenings. The Festival will take place on select Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning at 7PM between January 25 and February 28, 2020 in our state of the art facility Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Tickets costs $14=Advance; $12=General; $10=Students + Seniors; $9=Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends (Except the screenings on February 21 and February 28 which are FREE!)
Over 40 films will have their New Jersey or Area Premiere screenings as part of the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020 and the United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival. Some of these include: Andrea Nappi and Juno Roome’s captivating experimental film Textile Workers; Mark Streets’s highly engaging documentary Work Songs; James Rees and Jay Thomas’s moving short film For Hope; Tre Manchester’s Bleed American -- a stunning and timely portrait of the unravelling fabric in today’s Middle America; Vasilios Papaioannu’s wonderful experimental film Two; Vasco Diogos’s Mixed Movie -- short film from Portugal made using a mobile phone; George Nicholas’s punk animated film Smoke -n- Suds; Daria Kashcheeva’s amazing animated film from the Czech Republic Daughter; Quinn Turon and Nadio Boyea’s spooky Greene Dreams; Ricardo Bonisoli and Babak Bina’s surreal film from Canada The Seahorse Trainer; Robert Rippberger’s touching feature film Strive; Etienne Labbouz’s Diwali -- a hybrid work mixing documentary film and poetry; Sam Vinal’s searing documentary L'Eau Est La Vie (Water is Life): From Standing Rock to the Swamp; Noemi Durivou’s compassionate short Lab Dog; Demetre Papageorgiou and Kalim Armstrong’s compelling documentary 9 Degrees; Grace Chang’s beautiful A Missing Piece; Rubin Stein’s Bailaora -- post apocalyptic short from Spain; Allan Deberton’s moving drama from Brazil Pacarrete; Viay Renga’s Anne -- a modern musical take on a love story, inspired by Anne Frank’s diary; Vladimir Lert’s film Tevye’s Daughters shot in Ukraine tells the story of the Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem’s most famous character; and many, many others.