Lighthouse International Film Festival Kicks Off Another Season

LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Lighthouse International Film Festival returns for its 11th year of food, fun, and film on April 27 with their annual Kick Off Party. The party will be held at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences from 7-10 p.m.

This annual event is a fun-filled evening of food, beverages, gift auctions, film screenings, and a first look at the 2019 Festival Line-Up! This year’s event will feature Asian fusion treats from local favorites including Fuji 72, Makoto, Golden Jade, and Zen, as well as sparkling sake.

Tickets are $40 per person. For tickets, visit lighthousefilmfestival.org.

Be one of the first to witness a special screening of the dramedy “Don’t Let the Night End,” nominated for Best Cinematography at the Queens World Film Fest! The screening will be followed by Q & A with actor and director Galia Barkol.

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The story of “Don’t Let the Night End” follows Mia. After losing her ability to dance due to an injury, Mia leaves life in Tel Aviv for a temporary stay in New York City. Burdened by her uncertain future, she finds respite in taking origami classes and cat-sitting for a married sales agent, who is only in New York on the weekends. Brainy and sensual, cool and emotional, this wildly impressive feature debut is a drama that consistently defies expectation and takes the time to notice the world — how strangers can connect with one another and how complicated the relationships between parents and their adult children can become.