New Jersey Film Festival
Saturday-February 3-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $12; $10; $9
Little Red Giant, The Monster That I Was - Laura Harrison (Chicago, Illinois)
After one too many social dust ups, an unhinged artist, Anna, goes berserk at a barbecue in this impressive and wacky animated short. To add insult to injury, her German Studies boyfriend, Klaus, strongly encourages her to focus on traditional forms of art such as portraiture. Somehow Anna finds herself in jail, where she finally receives a sympathetic ear. 2017; 15 min.
Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story - James Lester (Brooklyn, New York)
Slowly but surely a neo-burlesque scene has emerged in New York City, thriving in small clubs and performance venues. This intimate documentary follows four female burlesque stars, each of whom has discovered a newfound identity and belonging in a world of bawdy comedy and striptease. However, this liberating community does not insulate them from the harsh realities of sexism and existential crisis. A story of female performance artists who chose to perform nightly – by getting naked. 2017; 85 min. With a Q+A session with Director James Lester! Co-Sponsored by the Rutgers University American Studies Department!