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Cape May Film Festival Nov. 21-23

Posted 11/17/08

Cape May, NJ - The Cape May Film Festival features several premieres at this year's annual independent film weekend.

For the first time, the films will be screened in one location - Cape May's Beach Theater.

Friday Night

The Festival begins Friday night with a meet the filmmakers screening of Diminished Capacity.

Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda star in this the story of a Chicago journalist suffering from memory loss who returns to his rural hometown to bond with his Alzheimer's-impaired uncle and his old flame.

Writer Sherwood Kiraly and director Terry Kinney as well as co-star Heidi Neurauter will be at the festival Friday night.


The headliner Saturday is the world premiere of BuzzKill, starring Saturday Night Live’s Darrell Hammond. It's a comedy about a struggling writer (Daniel Raymont) who acquires fame in an unusual way when a notorious serial murderer, the Karaoke Killer (played by Hammond), steals his car and a draft of his script.

Buzzkill will be shown at 8:15PM Saturday.

Another dozen films to be shown Saturday day and evening will have their New Jersey Premieres, including:

  • Seasons in the Valley - Hollywood veteran Elliott Gould narrates this gentle documentary about the apple farmers of New York's Hudson Valley and their Jamaican laborers. Shown Saturday at 8:45PM.
  • Paper Dreams - Short film about a boy who escapes to his own world of paper airplanes.
  • Objects and Memory - A PBS documentary about going forward after inexplicable loss.

Another Festival highlight - the feature documentary African Dance - will be screened Saturday at 7PM.

Night owls have even more of a reason to stay up late on Saturday night. The Festival is beginning a Late Show featuring movies with an edge. Included are the feature film Eclipse and several shorts. Not for the children.

The festival ends with a Sunday breakfast and awards ceremony.

The Cape May Film Society hosts the Cape May Film Festival. A weekend pass that gets you into all of the movies is $75. Friday night only is $30. A Saturday only pass is $45. You can buy tickets Friday night at the door at the Beach Theater, Beach and Stockton Aves.


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