Bucks County Herald

Inaugural River Town Film Festival and Art Expo set

The inaugural River Town Film Festival and Art Expo will feature films, fine art and music Nov. 10 to 12 at The Red Mill, a historical landmark that dates to 1810 and is now home to a museum village.

The festival in Clinton, N.J., will explore the theme of community in films as a way to enhance understanding of community, invite dialogue and encourage relationship.

The films focus on everything from communities found through the foster system, the human trafficking world, and the breast cancer community, to a community of 50 people in rural Pie Town, N.M., who serve pie to people who are hiking the Continental Divide.

In addition to the short and feature-length films (narrative and documentary) in competition, the festival will feature a screening of the community-made film “Heavenly Angle,” followed by a Q&A by the Academy Award/Golden Globe winning writer of “On Golden Pond,” Ernest Thompson.

Other highlighted films include a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary “A Time for Burning,” with a Q&A with the director, Bill Jersey, about how 50 years later we are still having the same conversation about race today, as well as the world premiere of “No Rewind,” a performance documentary about “The Orchestra” starring ELO former members, with a Q&A with the band.

Many well-known fine artists will be featured at the festival’s fine art expo at Wild Radish Gallery and Clinton Frameworks on Main Street. Opening night parties will have live music, food and mingling with the filmmakers and artists.

Band members from “The Electric Light Orchestra Starring Electric Light Orchestra Former Members” will close out the festival with a rock concert after the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 12.

A nationally recognized panel of film industry professionals will judge selected films and determine award winners.

Tickets are available at rivertownfilmfestival.org.

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