By Rachael Moore
Viewers will see Morristown from a variety of angles at the Sixth Annual MorristownGreen.com Film Festival on Saturday.
There is, for example, a bug’s-eye view in Talking to Cicadas.
Earlier this summer, cicadas were flying around residential neighborhoods in Morristown. This particular brood comes out from underground every 17 years.
And, as 7- and 9-year-olds Benjamin and Audrey Fox explain in their short spoof, there is much more to them than their unique and sometimes irritating sound.
The Sixth Annual MorristownGreen.com Film Festival
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
Hyatt Morristown, 6 pm
Admission: Free. Live music: SteppingSTONE Band
Home-grown short documentaries; vote for your favorite!
Bring lawn chair / beach blanket for indoor beach party
Then there is the tricky, court-side view of Morristown.
The winner of last year’s Film Festival, Crosby Ruhalter, 11, is back with his ingenious trick shots. He exhibits more innovative ways to get a basketball, and other objects, into a hoop with his short film, Trick Shot-Umentary.
For a more serious angle, ever wonder what a police officer really does around Morristown? It’s not all about pulling people over and giving them tickets.
Recent Morristown High School graduate Sam Casadevall captures a typical day on the beat for several officers with exclusive footage in The Shift.
These and other short documentaries will be screened on Aug. 24, 2013, at the Hyatt in Morristown. The festivities begin at 6 pm with music by the SteppingSTONE Band. Bring a lawn chair or beach blanket to this free indoor beach party.
Audience members will vote for the People’s Choice prize, and two new categories will be introduced: The Critics’ Choice Award and a Diversity Award.
Rachael Moore of Morris Township is majoring in communications at Adelphi University, where she will be a senior this fall.