Cape May NJ Film Festival November 18-20, 2005

Posted 11/14/05
CAPE MAY, NJ - Sports comes to the Cape May NJ State Film Festival this year.

NFL Films gets the festival's top honors Friday night for innovations in the film industry that have changed the way America watches football.

And tennis great Arthur Ashe is profiled in a Saturday afternoon film screening.

Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films, based in Mount Laurel, NJ, will accept the Festival's Governors Award at the Gala Cocktails and Caviar Opening Night Ceremony in the Congress Hall ballroom.

The Friday night, November 18th Gala kicks off three days of independent New Jersey Films.

Saturday Festival of Independents

The heart of the festival is the over 50 independent shorts and features that are screened during the day on Saturday, Nov. 19th. At any one time, as many as four screens are showing films at the Cape May Beach 4 Theater. The films range from the serious The Pillar of Salt to the quirky Shelf Life.

In the afternoon, there will be two film workshops at Congress Hall, as well as the screening of Arthur! A Celebration of Life at the Cape May Beach 4.

Saturday Evening Features

Saturday evening, festival goers can choose between four feature length films including Paper Clips, an award winning documentary about students at a rural Tennessee struggling to understand the Holocaust and Street Fight, the Audience Choice Award Winner at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival,which examines the 2002 mayoral race in Newark, NJ.

Sunday Cinema Cafe Brunch

The festival ends with a brunch at Congress Hall and screenings of Monet's Palate, featuring Chez Panisse's Alice Waters on sunday, Nov. 20th. Also being screened Sunday is the Academy Award nominated film, Sister Rose’s Passion.

Weekend ticket passes $75, Saturday night feature performances $10 each.

Call the Cape May NJ State Film Festival for details. (609) 884-6700

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