11 short films: 75 min.

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Fictional love

stories

that tackle

truth, race,

Newark NJ

urban issues,

commitment,

stereotypes, global warming, political corruption, religion,  

and morality,

including

some

contemporary

interpretations

of stories by

Jane Austen,

Henry James,

and Edith Wharton.

STARRING:

Hedi Allameh    Tiffany Morgan Baker    Erby Beauvil    Meghan Chambers

Adam Chimera    Jon Curley    Patricia Flynn    Jim Frangione    Richard Gallerani 

Mark Giordano    Jordan Hall    Kevin Hall    Emily Gardner Hall    Patrick Harvey

Didier Jean-Baptiste    Yentl Oliver    Flor De Liz Perez    Angela Pietropinto

Dan Sheehan    Bill Sorvino    Victoria Wallace    Nigil Whyte

Love & Arguments (6:20)

Black and white love story with New Wave-style poetry voiceover that tackles Iranian stereotypes, psychoanalysis, and commitment in the

City of Newark.

Seeing Red (10:22)

A communist and a conservative "see red" in love, comedy, politics, Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Takeover (3:04)

'60s black student Newark activists/former lovers battle for control of their university and each other.

The Other One (3:56) 

A newly married man second-guesses his younger wife after accidentally meeting her ex-husband. Inspired by Edith Wharton's short story: THE OTHER TWO.

Watermark (14:16)

In the style of Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales," two young marsh scientists debate global warming, garbage landfills - and their feelings for each other - in the wetlands of New Jersey.  Part of a longer piece inspired by Edith Wharton's novel: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE.

Statue of Limitations (4:22) 

Political coworkers in Newark battle ideologies and frustrations as a political tribute statue is unveiled.

Monks on Stage (3:11)

'70s young Newark monks wrestle with lies and “whatever it takes” to open a school for minority young men in the ghetto.

Overtones (13:17)

During rehearsal in a Newark monastery church, an organist assails the monastic vocation of her former violinist boyfriend.

Developer (7:33)

A Newark law student gets an eye-opening lesson in inner city development deals and campaign financing from an out-of-town developer.

Greenwich Village (5:20)

Inspired by Henry James’s WASHINGTON SQUARE, a mother and son expose their feelings for each other as they fight for control of their lives.

A Moral Tale (4:05)

Inspired by Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, a brother and sister battle over love, opportunism, and car keys. 

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