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28 - Mar
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Where:Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 East Front Street, Trenton, New Jersey, United States, 08608
We will screen at this event: Behind the Cloud There Lives a Sun (Dir. Kumar Mayank, India/Philippines, narrative, 15min) Waiting for a bus to take her son to a family gathering, a victim of domestic violence silently questions her way of life. Every Shadow Seems Alive (Dir. Leandro Afonso, Brazil, narrative, 16min) As a woman leaves her house, she senses threats throughout the day -- at work, on the subway, in the car, on the street. Coffin Decolleté (Dir. Nancy Kamal, Egypt, narrative, 6min) A young girl sees wedding preparations in her home and realizes that she is being forced to be the bride. I'm Not an Actress (Dir. Ali Jalali, Iran, narrative, 20min) A woman tries to learn first-hand about drug addiction. The Bartender (Dir. Travis Newsad, US, narrative, 10min) Hotel bartender Carly is thrown off her game by the arrival of a VIP guest celebrating with his leadership team. She becomes increasingly concerned for the only woman in the group. Driving Lessons (Dir. Marziyeh Riahi, Iran, narrative, 13min) According to the laws of Iran, Bahareh must have her traditional, chauvinistic husband accompany her to driving lessons so she and her instructor will not be alone. ================= The Trenton Film Festival is our annual exploration of cutting edge independent cinema from around the world. This year we will feature more than 50 films, including documentaries, narrative storytelling, music videos and animated films, which have been carefully curated by a dedicated jury of film professionals and professors. We will present post-screening Q&As and receptions that offer audiences the opportunity to interact with filmmakers who are at various stages in their career. Our filmmakers are based as nearby as the Trenton area and as far away as Israel, Italy, Iran, Slovenia and Ukraine. The 2020 Trenton Film Festival will be presented by Trenton Film Society at Mill Hill Playhouse (Passage Theatre), Thursday-Sunday, March 26-29. All-Festival Passes are available for $2
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