Expanded Rahway International Film Festival to feature outdoor screening

Evan Peters and Juno Temple in "Safelight."

Evan Peters and Juno Temple co-star in “Safelight.”

The third annual Rahway International Film Festival takes place at — but not exclusively in — the Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, Aug. 28-30. The Aug. 29 screening of “Safelight,” a drama starring Juno Temple and Evan Peters, will be screened outside the building, in the building’s back lot.

The festival expands, this year, from one day to three, and will include feature-length films in addition to shorts for the first time. Ten percent of the ticket sale proceeds will be donated to Integrity House’s Boys of Bate Program and the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

Visit rahwayfilmfest.com for ticket information.

Here is the schedule:

AUG. 28
6:30 p.m.: Cocktail Hour
8 p.m.: World premiere of action comedy “28 Minute Epic,” directed by GianCarlo Fernandez, preceded by music video “Only Wanna Party,” directed by Brian Kohne. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast members.
11 p.m.: Opening Night Party at Patria Latin Bistro.

AUG. 29
12:30 p.m.: “Valley Inn,” romantic comedy starring Joey Lauren Adams, and directed by Kim Swink. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast members.
1:30 p.m.: Seminar: “Harmony of Music & Cinema,” presented by Raymond Rolak.
3:30 p.m.: Short Films Block. Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and cast members.
4 p.m.: “Production Seminar,” presented by Doug LeClaire.
6 p.m.: “Lords of BSV,” documentary directed by Maria Soccor, preceded by short film “Small,” directed by Charles Frank. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast members.
6:30 p.m.: “Oblivion Season,” drama directed by Abbas Rafei.
8 p.m.: Networking Hour.
9 p.m.: “Safelight,” drama starring Juno Temple and Evan Peters, directed by Tony Aloupis. Outdoor screening.

AUG. 30
1 p.m.: “Girl Fight: A Muay Thai Story,” documentary directed by Matthew Kaplowitz, preceded by short film “Boat Love,” directed by Peter Berube. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast.
1:30 p.m.: Seminar: “How to Pitch Your Film,” presented by Rick Sordelet.
3:30 p.m.:  Short Films Block. Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and cast members.
4 p.m.: Seminar: “On Location with Paul Kramer & Rick Butler.”
6 p.m.: “Dreams of You & Me,” drama directed by Angel Nieves, preceded by the short film “The Joke’s on You” directed by Adrian Colon and Ron Saunder. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast.
6:30 p.m.: Short Films Block.
9 p.m.: Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony at Patria Latin Bistro.


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