The Rutgers Film Co-op, the New Jersey Media Arts Center, and
the Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies present the
New Jersey International Film Festival screenings of
The First Season
Free Food courtesy of Jimmy Johns will be given out at this screening
of the New Jersey International Film Festival!!
The First Season – Rudd Simmons (New York, New York)
The First Season movingly presents the story of a farming family — once the iconic centerpiece of the American experience — fighting to remain viable in the modern world. Paul and Phyllis van Amburg embraced the traditional American values, of honest toil, thrift, and dedication to family, by taking their life savings and buying a defunct dairy farm. With four children in tow, armed only with their principles and determination, they fight to defy the odds and make a success of their small enterprise. Through an intimate, cinema verite style, The First Season bears witness to the Van Amburghs’ struggle to build their version of the American dream. Their bumpy road to survival is documented in this revealing debut directorial effort by Rudd Simmons, a producer of the hit-TV series Boardwalk Empire. 2012; 83 min. With an in-person appearance by director Rudd Simmons!
Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Voorhees Hall #105 CAC *Rutgers University
$10=General; $9=Students+Seniors; $8=Film Co-op Friends
Information: (732) 932-8482 or visit www.njfilmfest.com