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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WELLNESS OUTREACH GETS A WALKING START

Mayor Pasquale Menna, seen kayaking at left in 2010, leads a health walk on Saturday. (Click to enlarge)

Lace up those sneakers and get walking for a good cause. On Saturday, the Red Bank Mayor’s Wellness Committee will host a Community Kick Start Walk – the committee’s first public endeavor – to promote healthy living among borough residents and get the public involved in the new committee.

The walk is scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. in Marine Park, rain or shine. Mayor Pasquale Menna will lead participants around a one-mile loop to Riverside Gardens Park on West Front Street and back.

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