New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2022

2022 United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival Day 2 - Getting That Note Out, Polavision & Deerwoods Deathtrap - Online for 24 hours!

Expired February 21, 2022 4:45 AM
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Now in its 34th year, the United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival is the largest and longest running juried festival of its kind in North America. The festival encourages any genre (including animation, documentary, personal, narrative, and experimental) made on Super 8mm/8mm film, Hi 8mm/8mm, or digital video. We invite you to discover cutting-edge works created by passionate filmmakers with these small-gauge media formats. The 34th annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival will be held on February 19+20, 2022. Special thanks to all of the jurors; Professors Susan Martin-Marquez, Meheli Sen, and Alan Williams of the Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies; Amanda Gorsegner and Isha Vyas of Middlesex County Arts and History; The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bob Brodsky and Toni Treadway of the International Center for 8mm; Phil and Rhonda Vigeant and Jaclyn Vigeant Melo of Pro 8mm; Sara Leavitt of OVID/Icarus Films; Bill Harris of Share and Harris; Irene Fizer; and The Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC friends, sponsors, donors, interns, and staff for making this festival possible. 

Getting That Note Out – Francesca Soans (Waterloo, Iowa)

An aging blues guitarist re-connects with her music, revealing the power and resilience of the creative spirit.

Past collides with present in this intimate slow cinema documentary about blues guitarist Etheleen Wright as she re-connects with band members to perform at a local music festival. As she visits abandoned buildings and plucks remembered strings, Etheleen’s memories reveal a story of struggle, loss, and resilience. Getting That Note Out is a story about the power of creativity in all of us. 2021; 57 min.

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    57 minutes
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    United States
  • Director
    Francesca Soans
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    Francesca Soans
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    Francesca Soans
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    Francesca Soans