The New Jersey Film Festival returns this fall for its 40th year, screening films from Sep. 10 to Oct. 10 on Fridays and Sundays.

The festival will be presented in a hybrid format this fall, with films being screened both online as well as in person on the Rutgers campus. The live screenings will be held in Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey beginning at 7:00pm for each program on their show date. There will also be filmmaker introductions and Q&A sessions with many of the films.

The virtual component will be via Video on Demand with screenings available for 24 hours on the day of the screening; tickets and/or Festival Passes are good for both the in-person screening as well as the on demand.

Some of the featured films this year include “The Nine O’Clock Whistle” on Sep. 10; it’s a documentary on the racial indignities, segregation practices, and labor exploitation in North Carolina during the 1960s.and “The Dark Forest”, a short described as an “experimental transcendtal fable.”

On Sep. 17, “Into Schrodinger’s Box” premieres; it’s a Canadian film about a middle aged musician forced to quarantine by COVID 19 and the hallucinations she suffers.

For a complete listing of the films being shown, you can visit here. There is also a description of each of the films, but for more detailed information, New Jersey Stage is running a series on all the films here. There will be in-depth reviews of all the films to come.

Tickets are $15 per program and a full festival pass is $100.

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle. Any opinions expressed are Bill Doyle's own.

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