Reel East Film Festival returns to Haddon Township Aug 21-23

Film buffs and those looking to cool off during the next heat wave will want to head to Haddon Twp. for the return of the Reel East Film Festival this weekend.

When: Aug 21-23, 2015

Location: 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Twp, NJ

The cinema event, held at the historic Ritz Theatre in Oaklyn, has expanded to three days this time around.

Things get off to a spine-tingling start on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a screening of the slasher flick, Carver. Co-written and directed by Vineland teenager, Emily DiPrimio and her dad, Ron, the film was breathed into life by a successful Kickstarter campaign.

The 14-year old DiPrimio will be in attendance for a Q-and-A session following the film’s showing.

Saturday’s screenings range from sci fi, documentary, crime dramas and horror shorts. The festival’s feature film, indie comedy “7 Chinese Brothers”, starring Jason Schwartzman and Olympia Dukakis, will show at 8 p.m.

Cinema history is the highlight for Sunday. Shakespeare fans will want to wake up for breakfast early so they can catch the screening of Orson Welles’ “Chimes at Midnight” at 10:30 a.m.

Later, at 2 p.m., celebrate the 90th anniversary of Lon Chaney’s classic, “The Phantom of the Opera”, with a special viewing of the 1925 silent film accompanied by live piano.

Tickets cost $40 for a weekend-long festival pass ($32 for students and seniors) or $10 per screening ($7 for students and seniors).

Friday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 23 – 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Twp., NJ.

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