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September 19th Movie News….

19 Sep 2012, Posted by admin in Films in VVP

We have decided to cancel our final movie of the season, The Tree of Life.  Our turnout last week was fairly low compared to the rest of the season–so we surmised….summer’s over….Now that’s not to say free movies are done…who knows…there may be a Halloween or Christmas movie up our sleeves.

It’s been a great year…and once again…thank you to all that came out, supported, donated…

 

FALL NEWS:

Tomorrow -the VVPA welcomes:

Michele Massey
Michele, our Ward F Councilwoman, will give us an update on Jersey City’s latest issues facing the council. She also would love to address any concerns the VVP section of Ward F are experiencing. Now’s your chance—come and ask questions….get some feedback…

Jeff Zak
Jeff will be presenting some major changes to the layout of Liberty Harbor North’s Redevelopment plan, including a street of waterfront highrise buildings up to 55 stories tall. Hear all about the changes and give your input before he presents to City Council, Thursday September 27th.

Meeting is at 7:30–you can come late if you need to. At the Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street between Jersey and Barrow. Free and open to the public–snacks provided….Your community needs your involvement–please join us.

FALL NEWS:

The Van Vorst Park Association has postponed the date of our September meeting.  We will have our meeting next Tuesday September 25th. Same place, Same Time.  Barrow Mansion, 7:30pm. We will welcome Michele Massey our Ward F City Council woman to give us a update on what’s happening in our ward and around the city.  And Jeff Zak will show us updated plans for Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment.  He is looking for community input before he presents amendments before City Council on September 27th.

Films in Van Vorst will not be showing it’s final scheduled movie of the summer, Tree of Life this Wednesday. We had a great turnout this summer and are so grateful to Jersey City Medical Center, Silverman:Building Neighborhoods, The City of Jersey City & Friends of Van Vorst Park. We look forward to another successful summer next year.  But you never know….there may be one more movie before then….so keep checking those emails.

This Saturday September 22nd from 10-5pm come out to VVP for the 5th Annual A Tale of our City.  Authors, Music & Entertainment all day Long—Singer/Songwriters*Poets*Spoken Word*Authors*Monologues*Short Stories and Bonnie the Magic Lady–Fun for the whole family!!

Also,…Creative Grove continues at Grove Path Plaza with great vendors,music and food every Friday…..Farmers Market in VVP every Saturday till November….Big Dig in Jersey City is in October–more info on that soon!

Thank You!!!

18 Sep 2012, Posted by admin in Films in VVP

Thank You to our 2012 sponsors and all who made this 8th season of Films in Van Vorst possible. Volunteers from the Van Vorst Park Association and Friends of Van Vorst Park presented the films and provided the free popcorn. Our sponsors Jersey City Medical Center and Silverman:Building Neighborhoods provided the critical funding. All together, our 8th season was a huge success and we look forward to our 9th season next summer!

THE ARTIST HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO

THE EARLIER SOAKING RAINS

UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY

SEPT 12TH

FREE FILM WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH

(Just east of the gazebo 8:00 pm )   Films in Van Vorst

 

8th Annual Summer Film Series

presents

“The Artist”

 

“The Artist”

directed by

Michel Hazanavicius

The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the “talkies”. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five,including Best Picture, Best Director for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin, who was the first French actor ever to win for Best Actor. It was the first French film to ever win Best Picture,and the first mainly silent film to win since the first Academy Awards in 1929. It was also the first film presented in the 4:3 aspect ratio to win since 1955’s Marty, and the first black-and-white film to win since 1993’s Schindlers List.


visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com to see the trailer

Bring a chair! Bring a friend!

 

Free popcorn is back!

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors;

Jersey City Medical Center,

Silverman Building Neighborhoods,

with special thanks to

The Van Vorst Park Association,

The Friends of Van Vorst Park,

The City of Jersey City

Free Film: The Artist

03 Sep 2012, Posted by admin in Films in VVP

 
Free Film

Wednesday September 5th

 

(Just east of the gazebo 8:00 pm )

Films in Van Vorst

 

8th Annual Summer Film Series

presents

“The Artist”

 

“The Artist”

directed by

Michel Hazanavicius

The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the “talkies”. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five,including Best Picture, Best Director for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin, who was the first French actor ever to win for Best Actor. It was the first French film to ever win Best Picture,and the first mainly silent film to win since the first Academy Awards in 1929. It was also the first film presented in the 4:3 aspect ratio to win since 1955’s Marty, and the first black-and-white film to win since 1993’s Schindlers List.


visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com to see the trailer

Bring a chair! Bring a friend!

 

Free popcorn is back!

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors;

Jersey City Medical Center,

Silverman Building Neighborhoods,

with special thanks to

The Van Vorst Park Association,

The Friends of Van Vorst Park,

The City of Jersey City

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“The Artist”

directed by Michel Hazanavicius

The 2011 French film in the style of a black-and-white silent film. The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star (Jean Dujardin) and a rising young actress (Bérénice Bejo) as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the “talkies”.

It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five, including Best Picture, Best Director for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin, who was the first French actor ever to win for Best Actor. It was the first French film to ever win Best Picture, and the first mainly silent film to win since 1927’s Wings and Sunrise won best picture awards at the 1st Academy Awards in 1929. It was also the first film presented in the 4:3 aspect ratio to win since 1955’s Marty, and the first black-and-white film to win since 1993’s Schindler’s List.

click below to view the trailer

There will be no VVPA Meeting this month Summer Break

Free Film WEDNESDAY

 

August 22nd
 

just east of the gazebo after sunset

 ( 8:15 pm)

Due to a Licensing issue we have changed the film for tomorrow night

we will not be showing “Singin in The Rain”

 

 Films in Van Vorst

8th Annual Summer Film Series

presents

“An American In Paris”

“An American IN Paris”

 directed by

Vincente Minnelli

The 1951 Musical starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant. The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director.

The story of the film is interspersed with dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin’s music. Songs and music include “I Got Rhythm “,”I’ll Build A Stairway to Paradise”and “Our Love Is Here to Stay”. The climax of the film is “The American in Paris” ballet, a 16 minute dance featuring Kelly and Caron set to Gershwin’s An American In Paris. The ballet alone cost more than $500,000.
The film won 6 Academy Awards for 1951 including Best Picture.

 

 


visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com to see the trailer

 Bring a chair! Bring a friend!

Free popcorn is back!

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors;

Jersey City Medical Center,

Silverman Building Neighborhoods,

with special thanks to

The Van Vorst Park Association,

The Friends of Van Vorst Park,

The City of Jersey City

“An American In Paris”

 directed by

Vincente Minnelli

The 1951 Musical starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant. The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director.

The story of the film is interspersed with dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin’s music. Songs and music include “I Got Rhythm “,”I’ll Build A Stairway to Paradise”and “Our Love Is Here to Stay”. The climax of the film is “The American in Paris” ballet, a 16 minute dance featuring Kelly and Caron set to Gershwin’s An American In Paris. The ballet alone cost more than $500,000

Winner of 6 Academy awards in 1951 including Best Picture!

click below to view the trailer