2018 Screenings
The Guardians
Saturday, October 13
7:00 p.m.
Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Station
2006 Central Ave.
Ship Bottom, NJ
Admission : $5
LIFSociety members, students- FREE
Advance purchase is advised

An Indigenous community in Mexico confronts internal divisions and illegal loggers in order to recover the ancient forest they nearly destroyed. Like the millions of monarchs that also call this forest home, their survival depends on it.

Thank you to our sponsors for this LIFSociety screening- The Garden Club of LBI, Bay Ave Plant Company, and Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Station.
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Half Empty/Half Full
August 18, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Long Beach Island Museum
129 Engleside Ave
Beach Haven, NJ
$5 Admission
FREE LFS Members

In the drama Half Empty/Half Full four friends reunite for a dinner to catch up on each other's lives. As the night progresses, it devolves into a whirlwind of jealousy, lies and big revelations. This dramatic story unfolds in real time.

Writer, actor and director Andy Gershenzon will be on hand for a lively Q&A. Andy has starred in comedies such as The Engagement, Lowenstein is Not a Terrorist and wrote, produced and acted in the TV series (Not) Brothers.

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April 28, 2018
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
Q & A with Director Vanessa Gould
More details to be announced

As documentaries go, few of them are as outright entertaining to watch as director Vanessa Gould's fascinating treatment of The New York Times obituary reporters, called, appropriately enough Obit. It's not hard to believe that no one has ever touched this subject as a feature film before, as on the surface it doesn't seem that appetizing, but there is a lot of meat on these bones and Gould mines it for all its worth - and then some. Focusing on the often forgotten journalistic art of obituary writing, Gould and her cameras invade The New York Times newsroom and zero in on their staff of obit reporters. This is a top notch group of newspaper veterans, now somewhat older, who have graduated to the obit desk where on a daily basis they act almost like investigative journos attempting to get to the essence of the now deceased and the lives they once led.

Adele and Everything After
Saturday, March 10, 2018
7 p.m.
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd
Loveladies, NJ
Phone: 609. 494.1241
Family Friendly- Children under 12 FREE

Adele and Everything After is an award winning documentary about a woman with a broken heart, and the service dog who saved her. Marty had a heart condition that used to make her faint every day. Adele was one of the world's first cardiac alert service dogs and she stopped Marty from fainting at all. They were the perfect team. They were soulmates. Adele could literally sense the the beating of Marty's heart. Canine Partners the service dog organization who trained Adele will be presenting a service dog demonstration.

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Talking Sticks
Saturday, Feb 17
7:00 p.m.
Surf City Firehouse
713 Long Beach Blvd.
Surf City, NJ 08008
Fee: $5 /Children and LIFS members Free

Vibes and marimba are the focus of this extraordinary and compelling film, Talking Sticks, about creativity, culture and connection. Leading percussionist Arthur Lipner is our journeyman. His personal experiences and search for fulfillment bring us to a small village in Ghana, Carnival in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, a marimba factory in Mexico, improvisation on an ice xylophone in Norway, and much more. Talking Sticks includes a brief history of vibes and marimba, footage of the instruments being made by artisans in several countries, and glimpses of the critical role of music in different cultures. Grammy-winning vibes player Gary Burton, jazz legend Mike Mainieri, ice musician Terje Isungset (interviewed in an igloo!) and other top musicians discuss percussion and music in their lives. Talking Sticks brings performances, education and extraordinary locations together to create a unique and inspiring documentary for all ages. ( 63 mins).