TrffTwo River Film Festival founder and CEO Rosellen Otrakji with Mike Buess, center, and VJ Carbone of The Bodega Shoppe at Thursday night’s reception for the TRFF. (Photo courtesy of Diana Moore)

Film buffs who mark their calendars each November for the annual appearance of the Two River Film Festival in Red Bank got a sneak peek at the excitement on Thursday night.

The TRFF and its co-sponsors Monmouth University and the Two River Times presented a special preview of the Focus Features release “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” unspooling at Clearview Cinemas on White Street.

The Bodega Shoppe, the Mechanic Street home and gift boutique owned/operated by Mike Buess and VJ Carbone, hosted a pre-screening reception.

The TRFF, which recently wrapped a series of “Latin American Realities” at Monmouth U, inaugurates a new program entitled “You Say You Want a Revolution” with a revival of Warren Beatty’s 1980 epic “Reds” at the school’s Pollak Theatre, There’s even a Marxist angle to the slate, with an April afternoon of features starring Groucho and his brothers).

A complete schedule of upcoming offerings can be found here.

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