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Princeton International Cinema Series: “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles”


Paris, 1930. The infamous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of L’Age d’Or leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel’s good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel’s next film. Incredibly, Ramón wins the […]


Princeton International Cinema Series: “Birds of Passage”


The film chronicles the origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honor collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at […]


Princeton International Cinema Series: “Photograph”


In this Indian coming-of-age romantic drama, a struggling street photographer convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancee because his grandmother  is pressuring him to get married. The two  soon develop an unexpected bond that transforms them  both in ways they could not have imagined. 1 hour, 50 minutes. The Princeton International Cinema series […]


Princeton Student Film Festival


Original short films, created by filmmakers in high school to age 25, are featured as part of the two-night festival. Now in its 16th year, the event features films chosen from local, national and international entries. Filmmakers are invited to Q&A sessions that follow the screenings. This event is suggest for a mature teen and […]


Princeton Student Film Festival


Original short films, created by filmmakers in high school to age 25, are featured as part of the two-night festival. Now in its 16th year, the event features films chosen from local, national and international entries. Filmmakers are invited to Q&A sessions that follow the screenings. This event is suggest for a mature teen and […]


Reel life


This year marks the 11th year we are hosting the Princeton Student Film and Video Festival, on July 16 and July 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A visual smorgasbord of sights, sounds, music and motion, this curated film buffet has a mix of genres and themes. We promise two evenings of unique, entertaining and thought provoking movies, offered by 19 youthful filmmakers.


Student Film Fest: peeking behind the scenes


This week you have a unique opportunity to view 25 original films from high school and college student filmmakers at the 2012 Princeton Student Film Festival on Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19. Wondering how are these films selected? Let’s unfurl the curtain so we can show you the backstage operation.


Student Film Fest: The reel deal


This year's Princeton Student Film & Video Festival features 25 original short films by high school- and college-age students curated from 102 submissions. Shown over two nights, Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19, the selections include works by local filmmakers, as well as some from throughout the United States and around the world.


Finding DVDs off the beaten racks


Are you caught up on the latest action-movie blockbusters, bromance comedies and episodes of “Mad Men?” Are you looking for something new (or new to you) to watch? Consider these fresh additions and screen gems from recent years in our feature film DVD collection. Here’s a list I made in Bibliocommons of 10 feature films for your playlist.

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