Free Outdoor Summer Movies Return to Jersey City and Hudson County Parks

This year’s list of free outdoor movies in Jersey City and Hudson County Parks looks pretty impressive. Screenings have already started at some locations and they run through October, with the final movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, being shown on October 13 at Hamilton Park. The majority of the movie titles are PG-13 and are

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The Jersey City Golden Door International Film Festival Returns for a Fifth Year

Thursday, September 24 will mark the opening night for the fifth annual Golden Door International Film Festival (GDIFF)—a festival that spotlights Jersey City, raises autism awareness, and brings together great filmmakers for four days of cinematic celebration and great movies. The opening night gala will take place at the beautiful Landmark Loew’s Theatrer (54 Journal

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Free Outdoor Movies in Jersey City and Hudson County Parks

It’s that time of year again: Hudson County residents and visitors get to enjoy blockbuster films and silver screen classics every Wednesday and Friday night for free in our local and county parks. The screenings are made possible thanks to the volunteer work of numerous community park and neighborhood associations sprinkled throughout the county. Funding comes

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Golden Door Film Festival Submission Date Extended

Are you a filmmaker? Do you know someone who is? The Golden Door International Film Festival (GDIFF) has extended its submission date to June 12. GDIFF is Jersey City’s premier film festival now entering its fifth year, and it will take place in the iconic Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Journal Square and in other venues throughout

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Interrogation Room 109 — A New Film by First-Time Director & Jersey City Resident

Interrogation Room 109 is a new film by Anthony Malachi. An acting veteran who has been seen on such shows as Nurse Jackie, Law & Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, Undercover Boss and Elementary, Malachi wrote, produced and directed his first film. The Miller Branch Library on Bergen Avenue held an advanced screening of his film before

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Last American Guido Premieres on the Red Carpet at Loew’s

Tomorrow night, gelled hair and gold chains will rule Jersey City once again as The Last American Guido takes to the red carpet at the Loew’s Landmark Theater. The independent feature film was written and directed by Vito LaBruno, a Jersey City Police Officer and founder of Second & Brunswick Productions. A lot has changed about

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JC Documentary Maker’s First Feature ‘Political Bodies’ Heading into Festival Circuit

Christopher Englese has a wide variety of interests. When he’s not advocating for a more bike-friendly city with Bike JC, he’s behind the camera as the director for Allied Production House, creating documentaries about everything from theater pioneer Richard Foreman (Mindflux) to Titusville, Fla., the home of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (Welcome to Titusville). “I’ve

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St. Peter’s Announces New Film Institute to Debut in 2015

On the heels of a red carpet weekend at the Golden Door International Film Festival and the announcement of a new film ordinance for the city, another declaration was made with the hope of further expanding the field of filmmaking in our community. At the closing ceremony of GDIFF, Saint Peter’s University announced the creation

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Golden Door Film Festival Promises Glitz, Glamour, and Great Flicks

Jersey City is getting its annual “taste of Hollywood” this weekend as the Golden Door Film Festival brings a bevy of films, parties and movie glamour to the neighborhood. The festival, which began yesterday and will run through Sunday, Oct. 13, features over 60 independent films from all over the globe at five locations around

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Administration Aims to Make Jersey City the Premier Film Location in the State With New Film Ordinance

  In an effort to make Jersey City the premier destination for filmmakers in New Jersey and attract the millions of dollars spent by the film and television industries, Mayor Fulop introduced the city’s first Municipal Film Ordinance to the City Council this week. Until now, the film permitting process was a cumbersome and confusing

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JC’s Bill Sorvino in New Short Film on Festival Circuit Hoping for Oscar Nod

Maniac, a short film starring Jersey City’s own Bill Sorvino, is making its way around the festival circuit and will be part of the Golden Door Film Festival in Jersey City in October. In the film, directed by Clark resident Sam Borowski, Sorvino (nephew of Paul and cousin of Mira), plays The Man, an average

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JC Filmmaker’s Movie ‘Surviving Family’ Coming to Living Rooms Nationwide

Surviving Family, an independent film by local writer and producer Mara Lesemann, is making its way into homes around the country. Lesemann’s film–which was partially shot in JC in places like Satis Bistro, Lucky 7 Tavern, Pecoraro’s Bakery and even City Hall–will be available this fall on DVD through Redbox, which has more than 42,000

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Van Vorst Park Association to Screen Film The Impossible Tonight

A screening of The Impossible tonight (weather permitting) is coming to Van Vorst Park tonight as part of the Films in Van Vorst series. The film, directed by J.A. Bavona, follows a couple (played by Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor) and their kids after a tsunami wrecks havoc on their vacation to Thailand. The film

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Comedic Short About Incompetent Guardian Angel Heading to Film Fest

Having a guardian angel isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be, at least in the locally-produced short film Greg’s Guardian Angel, which is screening at the Long Island Film Expo next month. Downtown Jersey City director Dan Kowalski, 29, explains the premises of the 10-minute comedic short. “It’s about a man whose life is

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Student Musicians, Filmmakers and Artists Showcased at the Loew’s Theatre

Some of the best young talents in Jersey City will share their visual and performing art pieces this month at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre. The festivities kick off today, May 15, with a concert by the jazz band at Jersey City Arts High School, also known as the Visual and Performing Arts program (VPA),

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Rock ‘n’ Roll, Murder and Hair Tangle in Indie Film Seeking Funding

Rock ‘n’ roll, hair and murder are some of the key ingredients in an upcoming film, Shampoo and Death, written and directed by Harley Di Nardo, best known as the owner of Downtown Jersey City salon, Shampoo JC. Di Nardo, inspired by his days as a stylist and also as lead singer for rock band

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Upcoming Indie Film Featuring New Rock ‘n’ Roll Art Exhibit at Shampoo JC

A new rock ‘n’ roll art show at Downtown Jersey City salon Shampoo JC that will be part of an upcoming indie film will take viewers back in time when it opens Saturday. “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Picture Show,” curated by Luca Cusolito, features some local art scene rockstars like favorites Robert Piersanti, Bojana Coklyat,

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Film Inspired by Priest Beating Man in JC Heights Screening in Berlin

Tonight, a local filmmaker’s feature film inspired by a strange sight in the Jersey City Heights will be screened at the Berlin Film Festival’s International Director’s Lounge. Paradise East, a two-hour dark comedy by JC native and current Bayonne resident Nick Taylor, tells the tale of a vigilante killer priest who deals with pedophiles and

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Loew’s Theatre Hosting Series of Whodunnit Films This Weekend

What on at the Loew’s this weekend? It’s a mystery! Literally. The Whodunnit fun kicks off Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 pm with a Sherlock Holmes double feature, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce and Lionel Atwill and The Woman in Green, also starring Rathbone in the lead role, with

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NJCU Filmmakers Earn Recognition for Short Film on Local Graffiti Artist

Nandy Santos was a brand-new college graduate. And a double major, too, from New Jersey City University: business management and media arts. So last May, why was he going back to work on his senior project, a documentary short co-directed with Makisha Rodriguez?