Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jax Night of Film

Jax Night of Film


The Ritz Theatre and Museum

829 North Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202


The City of Jacksonville presents Jax Night of Film on Saturday, September 13 at the Ritz Theatre and Museum. The FREE event will showcase a variety of short films as well as two full length feature films. Jax Night of Film is an event to celebrate the film industry and its role in Jacksonville’s heritage.

Children's Red Carpet Screening
Doors open at 2 p.m.
Film begins at 2:30 p.m.

Children are invited to walk the red carpet as if they are the star of the show, have their photo taken and enjoy free popcorn as they watch The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.

Filmed in Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island, the precocious Pippi Longstocking (Tami Erin) falls off her father's pirate ship and washes up in a small coastal town in Florida. She causes social worker Miss Bannister (Eileen Brennan) no end of trouble and influences two neighbor kids with her mischief-making and infectious attitude. Pippi uses her magic powers to beguile the locals but also to help save some orphans from a burning building.

Short Film Screening
Begins at 6 p.m.

The pre-event screening will feature two short films produced by students of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts; To the Moon and Paradisaea Apoda and Person, which is a Student Academy award-winning short film produced by students at the Art Institute of Jacksonville. The screening will also feature the winning film of the 48 Hour Film Project, No Laughing Matter.


Feature Film Screening
Refreshments at 6:45 p.m.
Film begins at 7:30 p.m.

Jacksonville premiere of The Double
The Double stars Jesse Eisenberg as Simon James, a meek office drone who bumbles his way through his day, forever pining for a pretty girl (Mia Wasikowska) who lives near him and working hard for a boss (Wallace Shawn) who doesn't see any of his accomplishments. One day Simon discovers that he has a new co-worker, James Simon (also Eisenberg), who looks just like him and possesses all of the confidence and charisma that Simon lacks. Simon befriends this new person, and soon the put-upon man is asserting himself. However, he begins to fear he's becoming just another pawn in James' relentless self-interests.


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