SOMA Film Festival expands in its second year

The second annual SOMA Film Festival takes place March 9-12.

In its second year, the SOMA Film Festival, which derives its name from its locations in South Orange and Maplewood, is expanding from three to four days. It will showcase independent 10 feature films and more than 30 shorts at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the Maplewood Theater, March 9-12.

Here is the the schedule, with trailers for most of the feature-length films.

For information, visit somafilmfestival.com.

MARCH 9

7 P.M.

Opening Reception at SOPAC.

MARCH 10

AT SOPAC

6 P.M.

“Limbo” (Greece), directed by Konstantina Kotzamani. Narrative short.

“Hear the Silence” (Germany), “directed by Ed Ehrenberg. Narrative feature.

Hear the Silence - Höre die Stille Int. Trailer Subtitle EN from Ludwig Franz on Vimeo.

8:15 P.M.

“Lamp: A Ghost Story” (United States), directed by Thomas Southerland. Documentary short.

“Solitary” (United States), directed by Kristi Jacobson. Documentary feature. Q&A session to follow.

MARCH 11

AT MAPLEWOOD THEATER

9 A.M.-NOON

Cinema Ed: Short films from young local filmmakers with awards for best narrative short, best documentary short and best animated short.

AT SOPAC

10 A.M.

“I Watched Ricardo Klement Get off the Bus” (United States), directed by Randall Christopher. Documentary short.

“Cameraperson” (United States), directed by Kirsten Johnson. Documentary feature.

NOON

“Pitter Patter Goes My Heart” (Austria), directed by Christoph Rainer. Narrative short.

“Bitch” (Sweden), directed by Csaba Bene Perlenberg. Narrative feature.

2:30 P.M.

“Jimbo” (Brazil), directed by Rodrigo Zan. Narrative Short.

“Colby” (United States), directed by Jake Fuller and Alex Markman. Narrative feature. Q&A session to follow.

COLBY | Teaser from Alex Markman on Vimeo.

5 P.M.

“Suicide Hotline (United Kingdom), directed by Gannesh Rajah. Narrative short.

“Emma Inspired” (United States), directed by Nicole Machon. Narrative short.

“The Comeback” (United States), created by Craig Geraghty and Marco Ricci. Narrative short.

“Cuddle Party” (United States), directed by Matthew Epstein. Narrative short.

“Paperback” (United States), directed by Adam Bowers. Narrative feature.

8:15 P.M.

“The Way of the Tea” (France), directed by Marc Fouchard. Narrative short.

“Fire at Sea” (Italy), directed by Gianfranco Rosi. Documentary feature.

 

MARCH 12

AT MAPLEWOOD THEATER

10 A.M.-NOON

Kids Program. Original animated shorts recommended for ages 4-10. 

AT SOPAC

10 A.M.

“Back Story” (Germany), directed by Joschka Laukeninks. Narrative short.

“The Bouquet” (France), directed by Julien Segard. Narrative short.

“She, the Sergeant Matacho,” directed by William González (Colombia). Narrative feature.

NOON

Seton Hall Shorts program.

2:30 PM

“Beautiful Dreamer” (United States), directed by David Gaddie. Narrative short.

“Condemned” (United States), directed by Steven Biver. Narrative short.

“Head Space” (United States), directed by Emma Huibregtse. Narrative short.

“Fraud” (United States), directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp. Narrative short feature.

4:30 PM

Local shorts program.

7 P.M.

“Ilyanica” (United States), directed by Scott Cobb. Narrative short.

“The Exile” (Mexico), directed by Elena García. Narrative Short.

“Abortion Road Trip” (United States), directed by Katie Goodman and Soren Kisiel. Documentary Short.

“Hate Crime” (United States), directed by Steven Esteb. Narrative feature.

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