RETROSPECTIVE

SATURDAY, 22 MAY 2021

1 PM - 3 PM (TO BE CONFIRMED)

For its inaugural edition in 2021, NJIFF includes this two-hour retrospective featuring a selection of award winning independent cinema in association with its partner festivals. Program to be announced. All films will be English spoken and/or English subtitled.

Location:

Park Theatre

560 32nd Street,

Union City,

NJ 07087

Entry:

Tickets: $20

Birth of a Poet (U.S.) by James Franco, Pedro Gómez Millán, Zachary Kerschberg

Birth of a Poet is a dramatic short film that captures the moment Stephen Dobyns transitions from a disillusioned journalist to an emerging poet. It is adapted from autobiographical poems.

Duration: 00:14:23

Hollow Heart (Denmark) 

by Emilie Marloth Frøkjær

Ellen has achieved great success on the art scene with her installation piece "Hollow Heart", where she scans and projects her sick daughters heart in front of a live audience. As the press begins to doubt Ellen's talent, she chooses to restage the piece bigger and wilder. But as her daughter Adalyn enters puberty and is more fragile than ever, Ellen must choose between chasing fame or assuring Adalyn's health.

Duration: 00:39:59

Love (Canada)

by Benoit Ouellet

The friendship between Sam and Mathieu ends.

Duration: 00:04:42

Tungrus (India)

by Rishi Chandna

Tungrus (pronounced: toongroos) is a short documentary that observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household. What was once a home like a million others in the city, turns topsy-turvy when the eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with, much to the exasperation of his family.

Duration: 00:12:56

MORE FILMS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Coming soon.

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