There are hotly anticipated new features starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Matt Damon, Hillary Swank and Daniel Day-Lewis. Festival circuit darlings and foreign-made standouts. There’s even the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore and you won’t have a chance of seeing any of them, at least not for a while, unless you sneak a peek at Red Bank oRBit first.
Today’s edition of our entertainment-minded satellite site offers a chat with Chuck Rose (above), the Brielle-based film scholar and screenwriter who for 20 years now has presented the Filmmakers Symposium series, a subscription-only event that returns to the Loews Monmouth Mall multiplex this month with a 12-week program of not-yet-released new films, discussions and even some surprise appearances by actors, filmmakers and other dream-factory professionals.
Rose has hosted the likes of Alan Arkin, Ethan Hawke, Helen Mirren, Viggo Morensen and Kevin Smith in the past, so anything’s certainly possible but it’s only accessible by signing up, and we’ve got the details (as well as a first look at the possibly featured films for 2009) right here in Red Bank oRBit!