The first annual SOMA Film Festival will run for two days, February 13-14, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). The festival will kick off with an opening night party on Friday, February 12.
The impressive program will include feature length films, documentaries and shorts. Films with Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo (Mother’s Day – Short) and Emmy Award-winner, the late, great Albert Maysles with his final documentary feature In Transit —that was also an Official Tribeca Film Festival selection — are highlights that film enthusiasts won’t want to miss.
Sharing the screen with the aforementioned film legends will be the American premieres of Haze and Godless by up and coming young filmmakers David Burkman, and Joshua Lim, as well as an Australian feature named Broke, which will be released nationwide in both Australia and New Zealand on April 3 of this year.
Other highlights include Proud Citizen by Thomas Southerland that was the winner of both the New Orleans and Florida Film Festivals, the quirky comedy Odd Brodsky by Cindy Baer, and a stunning short on musical legend Hamell on Trial.
SOMA Film Festival will also feature a “local filmmakers” program that highlights South Orange and Maplewood filmmakers and actors, Seton Hall University students, and in collaboration with CinemaEd (a non-profit, education based film and media company) an exciting look at the filmmakers of tomorrow.
Two-day passes for the screenings on Feb 13-14 are $45-$55, and an opening night party on Feb 12 is $20 additional. For a complete schedule and to purchase passes click here .