On Friday evening, we present an intimate evening with Jay Craven, who will present his exceptional film Northern Borders, starring Bruce Dern and Genevieve Bujold.
After the film, Craven, an award-winning filmmaker who has directed, written and produced seven feature films, will discuss it and take questions and comments from the audience. For Craven, who is deeply familiar with northern New England, Northern Borders is a very personal film. “Like young protagonist Austen Kittredge, I was sent away to live with my grandparents,” says Craven. “So, the film provided me a chance to work with ideas related to my own experience. So, I appreciated and enjoyed the chance to work through some of these ideas and emotions.”
On Saturday night, three journalists who’ve reported from Iran – two of whom were unjustly arrested and imprisoned in Tehran – will present Jon Stewart’s highly acclaimed film Rosewater, the dramatic retelling of the arrest and jailing of Newsweek’s Maziar Bahari in 2009.
After the film, three journalists who’ve spent time in Iran, including two who were imprisoned, will talk about the movie, about their own experiences in Iran, and about the changing nature of the U.S.-Iran relationship. Roxana Saberi, an American citizen reporting from Tehran, was arrested and sentenced to eight years in prison. Omid Memarian, an Iranian journalist, was imprisoned, subjected to torture and held in solitary confinement until his release. Chairing the panel will be Bob Dreyfuss, a veteran journalist for Rolling Stone, who has reported from inside Iran.
We're very pleased to showcase films by South Jersey filmmakers. This one is "Shady Brooks" from the Cape May County Technical High School. It was a Finalist as a Film Noir Entry in the New Jersey 2015 Ten Day Film Festival. To see it CLICK HERE
On May 24th we showed A Place At The Table at the West Cape May Borough Hall.
This was a documentary about hunger and food insecurity in the United States. Thanks to the generosity of our pay-what-you-will audience, we raised $320, which we donated to the Community Food Bank and to Hope And Health Outreach. Here are photos of the organizations receiving the checks:
Hope and Help Outreach at Our Lady of the Angels parish in Cape May Courthouse
Community Food Closet at First Presbyterian Church in Cape May
A Walk In The Woods
Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson
Coming September 15, 2015
In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2,200 miles of America’s most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. He agrees to bring the only person he can find willing to join him - his long lost and former friend Katz (Nick Nolte), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer.
November 13, 14 and 15, 2015Cape May Film Festival
At West Cape May Borough Hall and West Cape May Volunteer Firemen’s Banquet Hall
We’ll present our Fifteenth juried festival, which emphasizes New Jersey films and filmmakers. Outstanding short films, features, documentaries and local interest films will be shown, ending with the Charile Chaplin films below.
November 15 8:00 pm
Three Charlie Chaplin Short Films
One A.M., The Pawnshop, and The Rink
with Live Organ Accompaniment
at the First Presbyterian Church at Decatur & Hughes Co-sponsored with East Lynne Theater Company
December 14 7:30 pm
This will be a collection of scenes from just about every Christmas movie, including disasters, warm fuzzies, a collage of Christmas Carols, and Christmas movie music moments. At Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette St Co-sponsored with Cape May Stage
The Cape May Film Society had the pleasure of working with the Lower Township Girl Scout Troop # 42165 as four of their members had to make a movie to earn their next badge. Dottie Rogers, president of the Cape May Photography Club and henrie washington, member of the Cape May Film Society were instrumental in donating equipment and advising them with technical and artistic support. We here at the Cape May Film Society are committed to community involvement.
Only one of three arts organizations to get the prize all three years!
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Cape May Film Society is dedicated to the presentation of creative, challenging, ground-breaking work by New Jersey filmmakers and films with New Jersey or World Premiere status. We are also the region’s leading educational and cultural resource for youth and adult learners, as well as beginner and advanced filmmaking professionals, interested in all facets of the cinematic experience. In addition, we provide many non-profits and other causes in the region with professional videos to promote their mission and good work.
Since 2001, our Film Festival has brought great filmmakers and their films to the Nation's Oldest Historic Resort. We've also provided film education to hundreds of students and at-risk youth in the region.
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