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Last summer, for the inaugural Indie Street Film Festival, a new mural popped up in Red Bank on Monmouth St., celebrating film, the arts, the overall feeling of community and the vibrancy of beautiful, arts-centric Red Bank, NJ. Designed by artist Misha Tyutyunik, AKA MDOT, the colorful, eye-catching mural still shines in Red Bank for all to see and admire. To celebrate the second year of the festival, a new, just as colorful mural has materialized on the Catherine St. wall of Kitch Organic in Red Bank over the past weekend. MDOT returned, creating the design and directing a team of local children and adults to bring his vision to life. However, this piece of community sourced art doesn’t only just promote ISFF: it also celebrates the upcoming Crossing Borders Festival, a 5-day Latino-centric fest at the Two River Theater starting August 2! If you’re all for celebrating local arts and the community, check out more info on Indie Street Film Festival and the Crossing Borders Festival. To see pics of the mural painting fun in action, head to ISFF’s FB page or check out #more-111845" target="_blank">Red Bank Green’s coverage of the event.

Another week, another NYC theatrical screening of an inaugural Indie Street Film Festival winner at IFC Center!! Just in time for the kick off of the second edition of ISFF this week (check out our 2017 schedule!!!!!!!), our 2016 Narrative Feature Jury Award Winner WOMEN WHO KILL opens this Wednesday, July 26! Writer/director/star/all-around-impressive-creator Ingrid Jungermann will be in attendance on opening night to do a Q&A! WOMEN WHO KILL blew away ISFF jury members and Red Bank audiences last summer and now it's your chance to catch the low key hilarious, mysterious dramedy on the big screen. Winner of best screenplay at the Tribeca Film Festival, indie film lovers are sure to well...LOVE...Jungermann’s story: "Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean are locally famous true crime podcasters obsessed with female serial killers. There’s a chance they may still have feelings for each other, but co-dependence takes a back seat when Morgan meets the mysterious Simone during her Food Coop shift. Blinded by infatuation, Morgan quickly signs up for the relationship, ignoring warnings from friends that her new love interest is practically a stranger. When Jean shows Morgan proof that Simone may not be who she says she is, Morgan accuses Jean of trying to ruin the best thing that’s ever happened to her. But as she and Simone move into commitment territory, Morgan starts to notice red flags—maybe Jean was right and Simone isn’t as perfect as Morgan’s made her out to be. Morgan and Jean investigate Simone as if she were a subject of their podcast, they uncover disturbing clues—a death at the Food Coop, a missing friend, a murder weapon—leading them to suspect her not only of mystery, but of murder. In the end, Morgan has to examine all the evidence in front of her: Is she just afraid of what it means to be in a relationship or is her life actually in danger?"FUN FACT!: The film’s male actor is played brilliantly by none other than Indie Street Partner Filmmaker, Rodrigo Lopresti! You DON’T want to miss this award-winning indie and personal ISFF fav! Grab tickets fast and head over to IFC Center for more info. 

This is just a friendly Indie Street reminder to let you know that TONIGHT is the THEATRICAL PREMIERE of Jason Zeldes jaw-droppingly inspirational documentary ROMEO IS BLEEDING! Zeldes film was appropriately named the inaugural documentary feature jury winner at last year’s Indie Street Film Festival and our team CANNOT wait for the world (or at least New York City for now!) to see this touching, motivational story on the big screen. From Executive Producer Russell Simmons and Director Jason Zeldes, comes an award-winning documentary following Donté Clark, a young poet transcending the violence in his hometown by writing about his experiences. Growing up in Richmond, CA, a city haunted by a fatal turf war, Donté and the like-minded youth of the city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with the hope of starting a dialogue about violence in the city. Will Richmond crush Donté’s idealism? Or will Donté end Richmond’s cycle of trauma? The screening tonight at IFC Center (starting at 7:15pm) will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and subject of the film, Donté Clark. Can’t make it tonight? No problem! The film runs today through July 25th at IFC. For more info and tickets, click here. And if you plan on stopping by (you'd be crazy not to), say hi to the ISFF team that will be in attendance, repping and promoting next week’s second edition of the fest!  

The Indie Street team wants to wish all you film lovers the happiest, healthiest and safest of New Years! Goodbye 2016! It has been a great year for cinema and indie film but we can't wait to see what the new year holds! See you all in the brand new, sparkling 2017!

#222222; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; background-color: ; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: helvetica;">Season’s Greetings! Indie Street wants to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe and happy holiday season! Here’s to time with family, friends, neighbors, kitties, or whatever you choose to surround yourself with this week! We hope you make magical memories full of cheer, laughs, and great times with the ones you love! If you’re looking to cozy up by the fireplace tonight or tomorrow night and check out a new movie, don’t forget Indie Street is at the corner of innovation and storytelling and therefore the perfect place to find that unique film to fit any of your festive needs. From New Year’s Eve friendship comedy Auld Lang Syne to Sankofa, a scifi film about human connection and memory, get comfortable with one of our recent 2016 releases and make some new traditions this year in the form of supporting the best indie filmmakers out there! Happy Holidays and lots of love from the Indie Street team! <3 

Based in Texas, Alamo Drafthouse has become a well known theater chain by moviegoers in only specific locations across the country. Known for serving food and alcohol (with a no phone policy) and incorporating interactive events, looks like New Yorkers are finally getting their chance to join in on the fun. Though a Yonkers location already exists, the opening of a Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Brooklyn has been a long awaited moment. And it looks like there is finally a date set, you patient New York film lovers! The downtown Brooklyn location is officially set to open next week, on October 28th! The theater’s first series will be appropriately called “New in Town”. Mark your calendars and read more on the opening!

It’s officially September - how did this happen?! Time is flying by! It helps to know that, with every passing month, new milestones are popping up for us to celebrate. This week (specifically September 1st) marked the exciting 5th anniversary of The 78 Project! As an Indie Street partner film, “The 78 Project” is also a special type of musical documentary - one that showcases a journey across America as filmmakers Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Wright set out to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with a variety of musicians. The catch? Well, they are using a Presto 1930's direct-to-disc recorder. The unique project behind the film has actually been running since one fateful summer afternoon at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden on September 1, 2011. The team will be celebrating their anniversary by revisiting some of their favorite performances with the crazy talented assortment of artists they have had the pleasure and good fortune to work with over the past half a decade. You can revisit and stream the results of the 1st ever episode here, featuring Dawn Landes singing “The Brown Girl”. Alternatively, you can buy the vinyl copy of the original soundtrack to the film here and the digital copy via iTunes or Amazon. Love the music and want more? Be sure to check out the incomparable feature, “The 78 Project”, on Indie Street. By watching, you support our partner filmmakers in their continuing quests to tell new and innovative stories. For more information on the project and the film, check out their website or find them via Twitter and Facebook. Happy 5th Birthday, guys! Here's to many more magical and musical years to come!