Best of the Summer 2016 New Jersey International Film Festival - Part 2 A is for Aye-Aye: An Abecedarian Adventure - Augusta Palmer (Brooklyn, New York)
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 07:00pm
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Iris, a curious, precocious and somewhat jaded nine-year-old New Yorker, is on a quest to find a space to exercise her imagination in the real world. Wandering down Fifth Avenue, she spies the New York Public Library, walks through its doors, and then finds her way to the wondrous Picture Collection, an archive of over a million images. As she pulls a few images from the files, an engraving of an aye-aye suddenly springs to life and takes Iris - and the audience - on a transformative, animated journey. 2016; 14 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Augusta Palmer!

The Other Kids - Chris Brown (San Francisco, California) The Other Kids follows six teenagers as they struggle through their final days of high school in the small, gold rush town of Sonora, CA. This unique and moving film is a hybrid mix of documentary and fiction, and emerged via a collaboration between the filmmaker and the teenagers who crafted and improvised the various stories. Impending graduation and adulthood brings each of these 17-year-olds to the edge of an emotional precipice. When safety nets prove illusory, it’s up to each of them to find a way to save themselves – and each other. 2016; 95 min. Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers)!


$12 General Admission; $10 Students + Seniors; $9 Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends

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Location Voorhees Hall Room 105