Sunday, September 25, 2011
2011 Downbeach Film Festival presents the 2011 Atlantic City Cinefest
Atlantic City, NJ Downbeach Film Festival presents the 2011 Atlantic City Cinefest, October 14 to 16 in The Screening Room at Resorts Casino Hotel. As in the prior three years, the festival will screen a selection of more than 30 features, shorts and documentaries, as well as honor cinematic success stories, such as Scott Rosenfelt, who will receive the Lifesaver Award Saturday night.
Rosenfelt has produced such Hollywood hits as Home Alone, Mystic Pizza, Teen Wolf and Smoke Signals. He will be honored with a retrospective following the screening of a documentary he produced and directed, Standing Silent. The powerful film, a Sundance Documentary Filmmaker Grant recipient, exposes the issue of child abuse among orthodox rabbis in Baltimore.
One of the festival’s opening night films, Deconstructing Dad, is another documentary on the life of iconic musician, Raymond Scott, who produced the music for Warner Brother’s classic cartoons, directed the orchestra for TV’s “Your Hit Parade,” and developed the use of technology in music. The festival will close with the 25th Anniversary screening of Wise Guys with co-star Joe Piscopo doing a Q & A.
Once again, the festival will screen a selection of shorties, the longest under four minutes. Local filmmaker, Tony Piccotti, will unveil his latest, The Fifth Door. Independent shorts include the hilarious religious piece, The Tailor, previous Lifesaver Award winner, Chris Mulkey’s Never Has Beenz, the clever, Side Effect, Rowan grad, David Simonetti’s, Silk City, and experimental films, Bike’s Eyes, from returning director, Michael Gaughan, and 60 in Sixty Seconds, from returning director, Ronnie Cramer. Joseph Pepitone presents his comedy, Stuck in the Middle.
Log onto www.downbeachfilmfestival.org for festival updates.