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It’s a Wonderful Life Comments Off on It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Join the Trenton Film Society and Passage Theatre for a special free screening of the 1946 holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” by Frank Capra, starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a man who is about to give up on life until his guardian angel shows him how things would be different if he had never been born.

And keep the spirit going after the screening at a reception downstairs, complete with cookies and caroling!

Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:00 pm – FREE

 

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Sing-Along Rocky Horror Picture Show Comments Off on Sing-Along Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sing-Along Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sing-Along Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday, October 28, 8:00 pm

Need an excuse to pull out those fishnets? The Trenton Film Society and Passage Theatre Company invite you to do the time warp and sing along with the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 28 at the Mill Hill Playhouse.

The event, MC’ed by Trenton filmmaker Jeff Stewart (A Different Path Films), will be kicked off by a parade for all costumed participants to show off their Rocky Horror/Halloween finest, with prizes for the best costumes and other raffles.

Rock your best Frank-n-Furter, Rocky, or Janet! We’ll provide the props, you bring on the shouting, throwing, dancing and singing! The fun will continue after the movie with a party downstairs.

Tickets: $15

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Trenton – Chicago Film Exchange Comments Off on Trenton – Chicago Film Exchange

Trenton – Chicago Film Exchange

$10 admission includes both screenings and reception during intermission.

Proceeds benefit the Trenton Film Society.

Friday, July 28: 7:00 pm – TICKETS NOW ON SALE

PART ONE: CHICAGOLAND SHORTS

(Total running time: 70 minutes)

Zwischen

Lori Felker
ZWISCHEN (“between” in German) exists on the thin line between opposing forces. Dirt moves over light to a hand-drawn soundtrack of noise and space. 3min, 2006.

Blokd

Martin Mulcahy
Through the voices and tools of his great grandfather, an early avant-garde filmmaker, a man explores the world as if we are living inside a movie set. 5min, 2016.

Yo No Soy Esa

Diana Delgado Pineda
On an ordinary winter afternoon, a mother does laundry and her daughter puts her clothes away. What could happen when Mom isn’t looking? 6min, 2014.

Ant House

Valia O’Donnell
The house of a family torn by domestic strife is eaten by termites as a manifestation of the tension within. 2min, 2016.

Giants are Sleeping

Amanda Gutierrez
The identity, transformation, and ownership of one Chicago electrical substation, exploring the relationship between human memory and architecture. 11 minutes, 2014.

Selfie

Valia O’Donnell
A multi-media animation contrasting tourism in Rome with the experience of a Bangladeshi immigrant selling selfie sticks. 1min, 2015.

Chosen People

Qihui Wu
An experimental documentary depicting the daily activities of the Israel of God Church on the south side of Chicago. 18 min, 2016.

Grandma & Me Dancing with Hibari

Elliott Chu
Elliott’s grandma is awakened to dance with her favorite Japanese singer. 2min, 2016.

Hail Mary

Emily Esperanza
An exercise in holding space (vulnerability). 16 min, 2016.

Sparrow Duet

Steve Socki
Animated abstract shapes and gestures dance together in patterns suggesting ritualistic, bird-like action. 4min, 2014.


INTERMISSION (15 minutes)

PART TWO: TRENTON MAKES

(Total running time: 76 minutes)

Selkie

Amy Frear
A wayward selkie (a seal that can turn itself into a human) has followed a school of herring up the Delaware river when her seal skin is captured by a man from the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. 8 min, 2016.

The Joke’s On You

Adrian Colon
Adrian Colon, an up-and-coming comedian from Trenton, NJ, struggles with anxiety and troubles in his past as he tries to return to the stage after a 2-year hiatus. 25 min, 2014.

Paco

Catalina Alvarez
An experimental comedy about a cat caller. 12 min, 2016.

Frieda & Eddie: A Jersey Shore Love Story

Jennifer Suwak & Steve Abruzzese
Two years in the life Frieda and Eddie, who dated in 1942 until Eddie was drafted into the service for World War II. They separated, married other people and had families of their own. After both of their spouses died, they reconnected and found it’s never too late for love. 24 min, 2014.

The Ballad of Craig Kelly

Jeff Stewart
A semi-autobiographical short about love and loss, told in real time.  Based on the life experience of actor Craig Kelly, it is a stream of consciousness narrative dealing with a lonely man coming to terms with his past, present and future mistakes.  8 min,  2017.

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2017 Trenton Film Festival Award Winners Comments Off on 2017 Trenton Film Festival Award Winners

2017 Trenton Film Festival Award Winners

2017 Trenton Film Festival

Thank you to all of our filmmakers for making this year’s festival an unparalleled success! We are pleased to announce this year’s award winners:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?
(Israel, Dir. Tomer Heymann)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Owsia (Darkened Water)
(Iran, Dir. Alireza Dehghan)

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
Jasmine
(US, Dir. Dax Phelan)

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
Nothing Happened
(US, Dir. Ted Schneider)

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT, HONORABLE MENTION
Pasquale’s Magic Veal
(US, Dir. D.J. Higgins)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Equipoise
(US, Dir. Gung-Kai Koo)

BEST NEW MEDIA
Can You Decide
(Italy, Lu Pulici)

AUDIENCE FAVORITE
Another Time
(US, Dir. Amy Frear)

JAMES SOLHEIM AWARD FOR BEST FILM
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?
(Israel, Dir. Tomer Heymann and Barak Heymann)

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