NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Films about the untold story of the unlikely revival of vinyl records, a drummer's desperate efforts to reunite with his former bandmates and the urban decay and revival of Trenton will be shown as part of Sunday's New Jersey Film Festival.
The festival is presented by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies.
The films will be shown at Voorhees Hall on the New Brunswick campus on Sunday, Sept. 15. The films will be shown in Room 105 starting at 7 p.m.
"On Vinyl: Revival and Survival"
Filmmaker Thom Leavy, a South Amboy resident, reflects on the unexpected revival of the vinyl record in a world that has all but forgotten the physical medium.
A question and answer session with Leavy is scheduled at the film's conclusion.
Daniel Ferrer, an East Rutherford resident, follows Andy, a destructively neurotic former drummer for a New Jersey hardcore band. Nostalgic for his days behind the kit, Andy attempts to reunite with his bandmates, but first, he must deal with the bad blood that was shed during his split from the group.
Brad Mays (Frenchtown) has created a hard-hitting yet affectionate portrait of urban decline and revival, filmmaker Brad Mays documents life in New Jersey’s capital city. The film features interviews with Trenton’s citizens, an original score by Jon Negus and footage of the infamous 'Art-All-Night' shootout.
A question and answer session with Mays is scheduled at the conclusion of the 90-minute film. It is co-sponsored by the Rutgers University American Studies Department.