Feb. 0207:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Loyalty Code is an inquiry into our universal struggles between loyalty and doing what’s right. The feature documentary provides an inside look at the Penn State family and the lengths they go to protect their family, preserve their traditions, and restore the legacy of football coach Joe Paterno. Four Penn State students with clashing perspectives on loyalty and belonging navigate us through the moral codes of loyalty, morality, and self-interest. This film will make you rethink loyalty.
Kelly Dolak is a writer/ director who began her career in NYC working in cable television for MTV, Nickelodeon, AMC and The Discovery Channel. The show she worked on for AMC, “Behind the Screen” won a daytime Emmy award. She also produced segments for Al Jazeera English and her short film work has appeared on PBS. Her first documentary feature, POSTCARDS FROM TORA BORA, about the impact the wars in Afghanistan have on an individual family, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and screened at more than 30 other festivals worldwide. She produced the documentary OUR LIPS ARE SEALED that won the audience award at the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Most recently she won a Zeiss Lens Best Cinematography award for her short film RELENT. LOYALTY CODE, about loyalty and the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal, is her second feature film and is available on Amazon Prime.
* This film is currently available on Amazon Prime. If you have an Amazon Prime account, please feel free to view in advance.
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Feb. 0508:00 pm - 09:30 pm
A panel of Broadway professionals will discuss developing new works for digital platforms. The panel includes director/choreographer Luis Salgado (Cirque de Soleil, In the Heights) , playwright Eric Ulloa and actress Leah Hoffman.
Feb. 0907:00 pm - 09:00 pm
In this film three generations of Mapuche women in Southern Argentina share the story of their fifty-year struggle resisting the eviction attempts by the Argentinian Army. Through daily life scenes, views of the landscape, testimonies and archival materials, this documentary shows the determination of this community to defend their ancestral lands and reveals a cosmovision where human beings live in harmony with nature and with everything it it. Their story is part of the collective history of the Mapuche people. Inhabitants in a land rich in natural resources, pristine sources of water and great touristic value, the Mapuches have been forced to defend their communities and culture for hundreds of years, since the Spanish Conquest Wars, to the genocidal “Campaign of the Desert” in the XIX century, to the eviction attempts by large international interests in the present times.
Marta Noemí Bautís, director, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her social documentaries tell stories of struggle and hope, and they have been screened at numerous international festivals, among them the New Latin American Cinema Festival, in Havana, Cuba, the Latino Film Festival of Sydney, in Australia, and the Latino Film Festival of San Diego, in California. Ms. Bautís is a faculty member in the School of Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
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Feb. 1108:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Made in Jersey will feature a series of New Jersey based performing artists sharing new works-in-
progress. After each broadcast, audiences will be able to join the artist in a live chat where they can ask
In her performance memoir “Mudang Magic,” Michelle Myers explores how words can hang onto grief and how memory can create a landscape of both loss and healing. The vulnerability of her storytelling and performance allows Myers to meditate on the entwining of experience as both emotional departure and spiritual return as she shares her reflections on her relationship with her mother and of losing her mother to cancer. Myers’ performance plumbs the depths of memory and delves into the idea that, sometimes, to know who we are, we have to retrace our steps. Utilizing spoken word poetry, storytelling, and song, “Mudang Magic” joins her and her mother’s stories in a way that acknowledges that with loss comes not only deep pain but revelation and renewal.
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Feb. 1607:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Warning: This film contains profane language, reference to marijuana (legal for personal use in the state of Vermont), and descriptions of violence.
A docudrama about a convicted murderer, released from prison because he is dying of cancer. During his remaining time his mission is to make amends with some of the people he hurt, including the sister of the man he murdered. She demands $5000 to see him. His former cellmate offers him one more job to raise the money.
This film was recorded with an Apple iPhone in and around St. Johnsbury Vermont. Most of the performers are not professional actors and some of them have criminal records. The film is based on improvised conversations and activities by a one person crew attempting to maintain social distance during the process of making the film. There was only one take of each scene.
Shalom Gorewitz and Darryll Rudy were students at California Institute of the Arts at the same time in 1971-72.
Gorewitz studied media, Rudy was a theater major. Almost 60 years later they met in St. Johnsbury, VT. Both have had good careers as artists and educators. Gorewitz has been a professor at Ramapo College since 1982 and in addition to professional performance, Rudy often worked with prisoners using theater as a healing device. During the pandemic summer of 2020, Rudy and Gorewitz decided to collaborate on this project that documents the last months in the life of a violent offender who has used positive, character building prison resources and unexpected freedom to seek forgiveness from some of the people he hurt during his youth.
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Feb. 1908:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Co hosts Terra Vandergaw and Jaquair Gillette talk shop with Theater alums Kevin Sebastian, LJ Hickmon, Josh Ritter and Jackie Byrne.
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Feb. 2307:00 pm - 09:00 pm
“Blue Hole”- Four teenagers on a summer afternoon hike discover a secret hidden away for many years. Along the way, they are forced to examine their own lives, as well as face the realities of death and the impressions that one leaves behind.
Neel Scott is an Associate Professor of Digital Filmmaking at Ramapo College and a director, editor, and sound designer whose films have played at over 50 international film festivals. His credits include Coming Closer (director, Berlin Film Festival), Conversion (editor, Sundance Film Festival), Blue Hole (director, Palm Beach International Film Festival), and Love Hunter (sound designer, Warsaw International Film Festival).
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