A Jersey City Film

twentymillionpeopleTwenty Million People is a contemporary take on the romantic comedy, and was shot primarily in Jersey City by filmmaker Michael Ferrell, a Grove St. area resident.

In the 90’s indie hit Swingers, we pondered how many days we were supposed to wait before we call. In Twenty Million People it’s how many minutes should we wait before we text back, because you don’t want it to seem like you were just standing here with the phone in your hand. And oh yeah, “everything you text has to have an exclamation point or it sounds sarcastic.”

The main characters travel from the “6th Borough” of Jersey City all the way to Brooklyn in the name of love, giving us a glimpse of what a modern-day romance is like in a city full of so many people. The film took home Best Feature awards at Maryland International Film Festival and Cape Fear Independent Film Festival along with other awards at VisionFest in New York City, Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey, and Williamsburg Independent Film Festival in Brooklyn. It’s available for purchase on amazon, google play and iTunes.

View the trailer here.

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JC Fridays are Back!

JC Fridays

The quarterly culmination of extraordinary Jersey City art and music is back! JC FRIDAYS, hosted by Art House Productions, is a city-wide full day of free events here in Chilltown.

Local businesses collaborate with artists in a celebration of culture. Events include art openings and exhibits, live music, film/video screenings and performances.

Below is a short list of happenings:

JC Fridays 2016

Heights

Events

Map

 

To the Jersey City Arts!
JCG

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New Year, New You. Health & Wealth

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Happy New Year #JerseyCity! If your resolutions didn’t stick through January, who cares? There is always room for improvement and there’s always time to make a change or two. Here are local companies offering cool stuff to inspire you this February.

Fitness:
Take up Zumba, Yoga or Martial Arts
Workout for free in JC
Ice Skate here or here
Learn belly dancing, yoga, or Latin dancing for free at Kennedy Dancers
Jersey City Ballroom Dancing
Jivamukti Yoga
Blink
Get Salsa Fever

Learn Spanish or English (ESL):
Toni Ferrer

Learn to paint or sculpt:
Jersey City Arts School
Cork & Canvas

Read something that expands your mind:
Jersey City Free Books
Jersey City Bookmobile & Library

Get more work done:
IndieGrove
Editing Services
Website Consulting

Volunteer:
Jersey City Cares
Liberty Humane Society
Dress For Success

Meet JC Peeps:
Singles in Jersey City
Geeks Who Drink
Jersey City Young Professionals
Entrepreneurs in Jersey City
JC Fab Lab

Pamper:
European Wax Center
Zeel Massage
Nails and Nails
Hair
My DIY trix here

Treat yourself to a statement piece:
Vivi Girl Shop
Tia’s Place
Very Second-Hand Clothing and Goods
Another Man’s Treasure
E. Tittlemouse & Co
Republic of Pigtails (also in Pop-Up shop by Grove St. PATH)
Take care of your clothing
Be well & happy,
JCG

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JC Fridays Today 6/5/15 Jersey City!

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I didn’t have enough time to compile a post for this, but you must get your art fix on tonight Jersey City! Two on my list: “Eu Sou” (I Am) explores ideas about being Portuguese and about being a Portuguese-American, with work done on both tile and wood at Gaia Studios; The Cyberpunk exhibit at 58 Gallery.

Click here for the comprehensive calendar of events going on all over the city.

Celebrate the arts,
JCG

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Lucid Visions: Opening Reception 10/16

lucid_visionsThe opening reception of Lucid Visions is this Thursday, October 16th from 6-9pm at Panepinto Galleries (371 Warren St.)

Local and international artists based in Jersey City are represented in this collection of work that “challenges, unhinges and altogether shifts perception of what should be called a ‘real’ experience. The territory between wakefulness and the dream-state is one widely traversed by artists. From the elegantly surreal to the deftly tactile, these selected works speak to the endless possible deviations from reality as envisioned by an unfettered mind.”

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