Final figures aren’t yet in, but the sixth annual Red Bank International Film Festival, held last weekend, attracted a record number of moviegoers from all over the tri-state region, says Marc Leckstein, president of the Freedom Film Society, the festival sponsor.

“This was probaly the most sucessful festival we’ve had, not just in terms of attendance, but in terms of the quality of the films and audience response,” says Leckstein.

Soon, after a brief return to lives put on hold for the festival, the all-volunteer film society returns to the challenge of building the lineup for the seventh edition.

“What we try to do is to show people product that they’re not normally going to be able to see,” says Leckstein. “That’s what our audience has become conditioned to expecting—something new and different.”

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