Indie Street Film Festival Comes to Red Bank in July
If you're a movie buff, head to Red Bank in July for the Indie Street Film Festival (ISFF), showcasing movies of all kinds at venues throughout the town.
The ISFF runs from July 6-10th with plenty of feature length and short films to choose from, spanning all genres. The Count Basie Theatre serves as the festival's home base and presenting sponsor, and will be the site of multiple film screenings and other events.
The ISFF website notes the festival "will have attendees from around the world, but will maintain the grit and hard work that New Jersians and Independent filmmakers have shared for decades."
To further hone in on that concept, there's even a special group of films with true connections to New Jersey, whether they were filmed here, have stories set here, are written, produced, or directed by a Garden Stater, etc.
One of those so-named 'Jersey Creations' that's sure to have quite an impact at the Jersey Shore: After Sandy. The documentary from Joe Minnella shows two years worth of footage from all around our area in the aftermath of the storm that changed a lot of lives.
Beyond the Jersey-centric films are everything from comedies to dramas to animated films, documentaries, and more.
There are also social events planned for the festival including: opening and closing receptions; speaking panels; special parties and happy hour events at bars like Jamian's, The Downtown, Gotham, and 10th Ave. Burrito; and even a stand-up comedy show from the legendary (and always controversial) Lisa Lampanelli.
Festival passes start at $149, though single tickets are available for most events and movie showings. For more information or to buy passes, head to indiestreetfilmfestival.org/attend.