The First Annual River Moon Film Festival in Frenchtown NJ will take place on October 9th and 10th, at various locations in our little river town in Hunterdon County, just 90 minutes from New York City and Philadelphia PA. This event is part of the New Jersey Wine and Art Festival sponsored by: The Frenchtown Business and Professional Association, and takes place at the Frenchtown NJ Edith Ort Thomas Elementary School located on upper Harrison Street, and Atelier Fine Art Gallery at 108 Harrison Street near Bridge Street.
Listed events include:
The Buddy Holly Story
Frenchtown Elementary School, October 9th, 7pm
Atelier Fine Arts Gallery, October 9th and 10th, 1-6pm
Admission: Wine Tasting Ticket, or $5.00 Passport
Films currently include:
TOUCHED – A Mike Lemon Film (23 min)
NOODLE MAN – A Bert Shapiro Film (7 min)
AN APPOINTMENT WITH MR. ROBERT – A Bert Shapiro Film (5 min)
A SHADE OF GRAY – A Wayne Miller Film (19 min)
TANGO OCTOGENARIO – A David Licata Film (6 min)
8 ½ X 11 ASHORTFILM – A David Licata Film (9 min)
ONE DAY CROSSING – A Joan Stein Film (25 min)
Joe Renzetti to attend screening of The Buddy Holly Story
During the ’60′s, in Philadelphia, Cameo records with the help of Dick Clark and American Bandstand, was experiencing a string of national hit records. Philly had become the Mecca for a new dance craze, sparked by “The Twist” by Chubby Checker. Joe Renzetti became Cameo records house guitarist, and played on the hits: Let’s twist Again, The Mashed Potatoes, South Street, The Bristol Stomp, The Limbo Rock, Palisades Park, Tallahassee Lassie.
Being a film buff, an always harboring an interest in film music, Renzetti decided to test his luck in Hollywood. The move paid off; he was called to do the music for “The Buddy Holly Story.” Although the music was that of Holly’s, he taught the actors to play the instruments and sing the songs from scratch. Filmed, live on camera and using 24 track recording, the actors actually played and sung as a performing group. This had never been done on film. For this successful accomplishment, Renzetti won the Oscar for the “Best Adaptation Score” that year. (1979) Joe Renzetti is currently writing works for Orchestra, chamber groups, and individual artists.
Joe will be available for questions and answers after the screening Saturday evening.
The Buddy Holly Story
October 9th, 7pm
A powerful biography of ’50s Texas rockabilly phenomenon Buddy Holly who took his band the Crickets to the top of the charts before a tragic airplane accident ended his life. The film portrays Holly as regular, hardworking type who struggles with peers and the music industry before he makes it big with the huge hit “That’ll Be The Day.” The film details the final events leading up to the plane crash, en route to Minnesota in a snow storm on February 3, 1959, which also claimed the lives of Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. The Buddy Holly Story received an Academy Award for Music Scoring (Best Adaptation Score; Joe Renzetti) . The Buddy Holly Story also received Academy Awards nominations for Actor (Gary Busey) and Sound (Tex Rudloff, Joel Fein, Curly Thirlwell, Willie Burton).