THE BALLOTS FOR THE 2018 INDIE STREET FRANKLIN AWARDS ARE IN


Filmmakers, reviewers, and audiences agree: Indie Street Film Festival is the place to be each July if you value the power of storytelling and artistic expression. While the entire program left our diverse audiences in a wide range of emotional and inspirational states, this year's jury was tasked with the tough task of choosing winners:

Jury Award - Best Narrative Feature Film
THUNDER ROAD, directed by Jim Cummings

Jury Award - Best Documentary Feature Film
THEY CALL US WARRIORS, directed by Jennifer Socorro, Edwin Corona Ramos, David Alonso

Jury Award - Best Narrative Short Film
COUNTERFEIT KUNKOO, directed by Rema Sengupta

Jury Award - Best Documentary Short Film
SISTER HEARTS, directed by Mohammad Gorjestani

Jury Award - Best Animated Short Film
AGUA VIVA, directed by Alexa Haas

Special Jury Award - Best Ensemble
HAIR WOLF, directed by Mariama Diallo

Special Jury Award - Artistic Merit in Storytelling
MY DAD'S DEAD PORNO TAPES, directed by Charlie Tyrell

Jury Award - Documentary Honorable Mention
Blacked Out, directed by the students of Highland Park African American History project and produced by John Hulme.

Audience Award - Best Feature Film
NORTH POLE, NY, directed by Ali Cotterill

Audience Award - Best Short Film
HOLDING, directed by Jesse D. Turk and Jon Zucker

Audience Award - Best New Jersey Film
PIZZA SHOP: An Italian American Dream, directed by Tony Osso


Congratulations to all of our winners and to each and every one of our official selections. Our programming team prides itself on the highest level of curation, selecting only the most captivating and impactful cinema from around the globe. Please take a moment to check out our accredited jury, our festival staff, and consider donating if you enjoyed yourself over the last week.


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TWO RIVER THEATER'S TOP 5 FOR INDIE STREET 2018


1. SXSW Jury Award Winning Film, Thunder Road SAT. 07/28 8:15p @TRT


Thunder Road, directed by Jim Cummings, was first conceived as short film involving a broken down man and his emotional rendition of the hit Springsteen song. The short film won a Jury Award at the 2016 Indie Street Film Festival, as well as the Grand Prize at SunDance that same year. Two years later, Cummings and his team return to Red Bank with the feature length version of their gripping story, already enjoying huge accolades including the 2018 Grand Jury Prize from SXSW. Q&A with film's producer to follow the film.

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2. Madeline's Madeline, dir. by Josephine Decker - SUN 07/29 1pm @RBMS


If you are a fan of theater (which we know you are) or if you have ever performed or even just wondered where the line between acting and insanity lies, then this film is for you! ISFF is offering Two River friends 50% off tickets to this mind-bending film that will be released later in 2018 by Oscilliscope. Decker immerses her audience into a disoriented but spectacularly thoughtful journey through the inner dynamics and fine lines between acting and diagnosed mental diseases, featuring a cast that includes Miranda July, Molly Parker, and a breakout performance by newcomer Helena Howard.

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3. Nosotros dir. by Felipe Vara de Rey - SAT 07/25 7:30 PM @TRT



In today's political landscape, we could all use more films like Felipe Vara de Rey's Nosotros...A story told with the backdrop of Spain's critical 2015 election, the film is a generational portrait that can teach us a lot about priorities in a time of political crisis.

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4. FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING - SAT, July 28th 1:20pm @Two River



Thank you Indie Street for hosting your first free community screening with us at Two River Theater...and what an amazing film to boot! Nanfu Wang, a fearless documentary filmmaker, will be in attendance and conduct a live Q&A after the screening. Don't miss this film where Nanfu thrusts herself into a world of homelessness and drifting to learn more about a young man who seemingly chooses to be homeless. What she discovers is more than she could have imagined, and may reveal some larger issues on how we label those in our society whose minds work differently than the norm.RESERVE FREE SEATS (Q&A w/ filmmaker included)
Max 4 tickets per order, reservations are first come first serve.


5. SHORT FILMS - CALLING THE SHOTS FRI. 07/27 4:30pm at BowTie



Indie Street Film Fest is not just about the captivating independent feature films. There are some amazing short films curated by ISFF's seasoned programmers too. This block of films includes both foreign and US filmmakers, and is our favorite! The program invites the audience to a dramatic and at times comedic exploration of what can happen when we take control of our own destiny.

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Read the NY Times Review Here.

http://see.unrest.film/showtimes/



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