Film aficionados can get sneak previews of more than 20 not-yet-released movies with the start of the Arthouse Film Festival.
The festival will run for 10 weeks, starting Sept. 30, at AMC Loews Mountainside and AMC Loews Monmouth Mall.
“The program will always be flexible in order to take advantage of opportunities as they arise,” said festival director Chuck Rose. “Wonderful surprises and fantastic celebrities can pop up out of nowhere, so we try to keep the schedule as fluid as possible.
“In the past three years, we have premiered 95 films that later earned a total of 26 Oscar, 24 Spirit Award, 23 Golden Globe and 34 British Academy Award nominations,” he said.
Oscar winners and nominees Danny Aiello, Alan Arkin, James Cromwell, Frank Darabont, Jesse Eisenberg, Ethan Hawke, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Melissa Leo, Viggo Mortensen, Chazz Palminteri, John Sayles, Aaron Sorkin, Fisher Stevens and David Strathairn are just a few of the guest speakers who have come to share their insights with festival participants in prior years.
“Even before we started 22 years ago, I began working to create an international VIP network of actors, directors, screenwriters, producers, journalists and film industry pros whose jobs involve creating and evaluating the cream of Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, Venice, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca and the other important film festivals. We also work to ferret out potential hits in the development and production stages so we are ready to pounce on the best films first,” Rose said.
The festival is open to anyone, but seating is limited, so early enrollment is advised. Subscription is $133 for five weeks or $235 for all 10 weeks. Also being offered is a flex ticket so the user may choose any eight out of 10. Discounts will be available for early registration.
For information or to register, visit: www.ArthouseFilmFestival.com or call 732-870-6012.