RED BANK: INDIE FILMS TO LIGHT UP SCREENS

The trailer for ‘I Am Another You,’ a documentary about a young man who chooses to live on the streets, screens as a free, community-welcome entry at this week’s Indie Street Film Festival. Below, artist Ron Haywood Jones‘s mural for the festival at 97 Broad Street remained unfinished Tuesday morning because of rain interruptions. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

Its community mural may still need some finishing touches, thanks to uncooperative weather. Still, the third annual Indie Street Film Festival kicks off in Red Bank Wednesday evening, ushering in a five-day rush of innovative cinema, movie talk and parties.

A project of the filmmaker cooperative Indie Street (working in partnership with Red Bank RiverCenter), the festival spreads decidedly non-Hollywood magic across the borough’s theaters, restaurants, night spots, and even the middle school auditorium. And there’s a free, community-welcome screening mixed in among the orange-pass-only fare.

Check out the festival schedule below; information about passes and tickets can be found here.

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REVIEW BOOSTS LOCAL FILMMAKER’S LATEST

jesse-bernsteinJesse Bernstein in Peter Sillen’s documentary about the grunge poet. (Click to enlarge)

I Am Secretly an Important Man, a documentary by Fair Haven resident Peter Sillen, gets a strong push in today’s New York Times.

The film, like much of Sillen’s work, focuses on the life and work of an artistic outlier — in this case, poet Jesse Bernstein, who was influential on emerging scene for Nirvana and other grunge rock bands in Seattle in the late 1980s and early ’90s.

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