New Jersey Fall Film Festival - Hole in the Head, Out of Frame & June

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SEP 22, 2023
Online for 24 Hours and In-Person at 7 PM!


Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ

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Phone: 848-932-8482

Fall 2023 New Jersey Film Festival!

The 42nd Bi-Annual Festival will be taking place on select Fridays and Sundays between September 8 - October 8. The Festival will be a hybrid one as we will be presenting it online as well as doing select in-person screenings at Rutgers University. All the films will be available virtually via Video on Demand for 24 hours on their show date. Each ticket or Festival Pass purchased is good for both the virtual and the in-person screenings. The in-person screenings will be held in Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ beginning at 5PM or 7PM on their show date. Tickets: $15=Per Program; Festival All Access Pass=$100.

3 films in package.

Out of Frame – Evan Bode (Syracuse, New York)

Trapped in their frames and monitored by a menacing curator, two paintings long to escape from the art gallery's white walls. As the paintings lock eyes across the room, an unspoken connection forms between them that sets the stage for revolution. With a distinctive blend of live-action and animation, this short film by Evan Bode employs surreal metaphors to explore ideas about power, resistance, queer identity, visibility, and liberation from constructed borders. 2023; 9 min. 

June – Lauren Stevens (Los Angeles, California)

June is a gas station attendant, withered by the mundaneness of her central-valley life. She has recently come out as bisexual, much to the confusion of her manager Claudia who wants the best for her favorite (and only) employee. When June’s childhood best friend, Nia, wanders into the gas station unexpectedly, they recall a memory of a moment that changed the course of their lives – for better and for worse. Through reconnecting with Nia, June realizes that her actions, words, and emotions do have an impact. This discovery hurdles June into a long-awaited late-bloomed coming of age. 2023; 13 min. 

Hole in the Head – Dean Kavanaugh (Wicklow, Ireland)

Part-time projectionist and amateur filmmaker, John Kline Jnr, is mute and suffers from missing time. He hires local actors to play his parents in a series of recreated home movies in order to investigate their unsolved disappearance 25 years earlier. Hole in the Head is an independent feature film in which the protagonist re-stages his family’s home movies in order to recall a traumatic event. Melding new with old technologies and a film-within-a-film structure, this feature film proposes a hauntological discourse on autofiction, trauma, and private ritual. 2023; 90 min.