Artists' Gallery Blog

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Papermill at River Moon Film Festival

Multi-talented gallery artist and president Marc Reed will be screening his latest film The Papermill this weekend at The River Moon Film Festival in Frenchtown at their annual RiverFest weekend. Marc's film will show at 4pm on Saturday, Sept 1.

Award-winning photographer Marc Reed uses time-lapse photography techniques to record a day in the life of an abandoned New Jersey paper mill very near Frenchtown. Clouds swirl overhead, beams of light track over broken machinery on the factory floor. A passing rain moves in then out again. "By simply speeding up the events of an ordinary day, an abandoned paper mill takes on a new and fascinating life," says Reed.

If you're not familiar with Frenchtown's annual RiverFest weekend, here is an excerpt from their press release:

Frenchtown, NJ's quintessential Victorian river town is small, preserved, and historic, while also chic and alive. This year's RiverFest, celebrating the environment, river history, land preservation, animal protection, and the arts will be Labor Day weekend ( 3 days!), Sept. 1-3, 2007.

There will be not-for-profit organizations sharing their vision and mission, juried vendors selling great crafts, a center stage with performances ranging from river gospel to reggae.

This year for the first time we are also recruiting for-profit businesses that are engaged in environmental product development ("green" products) to exhibit their newest innovations. Throughout town there will be in-store events and showcases of "green" merchandise. And our restaurants will be serving great food (and not only fish!).

Oh yes, being Frenchtown, we will also be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of America’s favorite Frenchman: the Marquis de Lafayette (Sept. 6, 1757)!

We hope to locate the 1961 film "La Fayette" to show during our Fourth Annual Film Festival, featuring award winning independent films that weekend. Bon anniversaire, La Fayette!

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