Downbeach Film Festival presents annual film festival Oct. 14-16 at Resorts Screening Room, Stockton’s Carnegie Center
The Screening Room at Resorts has been home to the show Believe — Divas in a Man’s World since July, but it reverts back to its namesake when the venue once again hosts the Atlantic City Cinefest presented by the Downbeach Film Festival Oct. 14-16.
This annual celebration of independently financed feature films, documentaries and shorts will not only utilize The Screening Room, but has added an additional venue this year, Stockton College’s Carnegie Center. Films will be presented there on Friday and Sunday.
The three-day festival pass is $40; daily passes are $15, the student festival pass is $15 and tickets for individual film session each day are $6. For more information go to the Downbeach Film Festival Web site.
The festival will screen a selection of more than 30 features, shorts and documentaries, as well as honor cinematic success stories, such as Scott Rosenfelt, who will receive the Lifesaver Award Saturday night. Rosenfelt has produced such Hollywood hits as Home Alone, Mystic Pizza (featuring Julia Robert’s debut), Teen Wolf and Smoke Signals. He will be honored with a retrospective following the screening of a documentary he produced and directed, Standing Silent. The powerful film, a Sundance Documentary Filmmaker Grant recipient, exposes the issue of child abuse among orthodox rabbis in Baltimore.
One of the festival’s opening night films, Deconstructing Dad, by Stan Warnow, is a documentary on the life of iconic musician, Raymond Scott, who produced the music for Warner Brother’s classic cartoons, directed the orchestra for TV’s Your Hit Parade and developed the use of technology in music.
The festival will close with the 25th anniversary screening of Wise Guys with special guest Joe Piscopo doing a Q & A. The mobster comedy was directed by Brian DePalma, stars Piscopo, Danny DeVito and Harvey Keitel, and was filmed in Atlantic City.
The Palm restaurant in the Quarter at Tropicana is hosting an event in conjunction with the Atlantic City Cinefest film festival that is designed to raise funds for both the festival and the Metropolitan Business and Civic Association Scholarship Fund.
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