Thursday, November 13, 2008

Film Festival in Teaneck

Fort Lee and vicinity is a tough place to find independent films (unless you count the time you spend on the couch watching the Sundance Channel.) So when you see an event like the Teaneck International Film Festival (running Nov 14 - 16)--it's like finding a present at the breakfast table when it isn't even your birthday.

It's an eclectic mix of documentaries and feature films, and brings cinematic life back to the area that was once the home of the film industry. If you've got kids, check out the Kids Flicks, a full 70 minutes of children's films hosted by "Bob" from Sesame Street! Other highlights include "The Golem," a classic silent film accompanied by live orchestra, "Take Out," a chronicle of a Chinese immigrant's experience, and "The Sandwich Generation," documenting a family's struggle with caregiving for an elderly parent.

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