I am pleased to announce the launch of DigiNext, a curated series of independent films fresh from festivals around the world and now at your local Digiplex Cranford Theater. The selected films include edgy comedies, provocative dramas and insightful documentaries that bring something unique to your local cinema- Movies that Change You.
Here is the list of features for our first series:
09/21/12 Cut Poison Burn The story centers on the Navarros, a family struggling to keep their young son alive. The war between the Navarro Family and the FDA is perhaps this country’s greatest evidence as to why there should be medical freedom. As the personal meets the political, we see how the FDA holds a vise-like grip on treatment options. Heart-wrenching and informative, the film ultimately expresses the hope that we can create a new paradigm of prevention, medical freedom and acceptance of highly-tailored therapies to usher in a more enlightened era.
10/19/12 The Standbys Every night on Broadway, dozens of the best performers aren’t on stage. They are backstage, standing by, ready to go on at a moment’s notice. The unique and challenging lives of Broadway’s Understudies and Standbys are revealed in this evocative and original behind-the-scenes documentary.
11/09/12 Chloe and Keith’s Wedding Chloe & Keith’s Wedding is a heartfelt and hilarious, indie romantic-comedy that captures all of the fun, frolicking and hijinks of one of the craziest weddings ever. Completely scripted, the film cleverly captures the story of Jordan, the clumsy best man, and Sarah, a bridesmaid who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend as told through the “found footage” shot by the wedding videographers and the guests themselves using video flip cameras. This hilarious and touching indie film is truly groundbreaking as it was the first to use a viral video to solely market the film.
01/25/12 Standing Silent Phil Jacobs, editor of the Washington Jewish Post, has begun writing and publishing a series of articles about sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community. He has found what he believes to be clear evidence that several respected rabbis have been able to avoid arrest and recrimination due to the control they wield over the community. Fear blankets the orthodox community, creating an impenetrable wall of silence impossible to break through.
02/22/12 Taiwan Oyster Shot on location in Taiwan, The Taiwan Oyster tells the story of Darin and Simon, two American ex-‐patriots who steal the corpse of a fallen countryman and embark on a quixotic road trip through the Taiwanese countryside in search of a suitable burial place for a person they barely knew. Taiwan in the year 2000, only thirteen years after the lifting of Marshall Law rule and still an unruly place referred to by many as the “Wild, Wild East,” provides a perfect setting for The Taiwan Oyster.
Check out the Digiplex website for trailers and more information.