Saint Joseph” Selected for First-ever Regional Documentary Film Festival Presented by The Trenton Film Society Saturday, May 18, at Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton

“Saint Joseph,” a documentary about Joseph Albright, reporter and columnist for the Jersey Journal who was believed to have been the longest serving Statehouse reporter in American history, will be screened as part of The Trenton Film Society’s First-Ever Regional Documentary Film Festival.

Documentary filmmaker Tim Stollery, who is well-known to the Statehouse and political community for his decades as a videographer for New Jersey public television, spent years working on the film, which features interviews with a slew of former governors, political leaders and Statehouse journalists who worked with Albright.

“We at the Corporation for Local Media are proud to announce that ‘Saint Joseph’ has been selected for this year’s Trenton film festival,” said Amanda Richardson, executive director of the film’s nonprofit sponsor. “We had a great showing last year at The Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park and now we get to show the film to Joe Albright’s friends, colleagues and neighbors from the Statehouse and the neighborhood where he was a fixture for all those years.”

Albright filed stories and columns of interest to Hudson County readers for 58 years, having begun his tenure with the Journal in October 1964. His final column appeared on May 5, 2022, the day he died at age 93.

“Saint Joseph” will be part of a bloc of films beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton.

“Saint Joseph” premiered at the Garden State Film festival in 2023.

Screenings for this year are scheduled at noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., followed by a reception and awards ceremony. This year’s event includes locally made documentaries from shorts to features on global and national issues with local impact – from the environment to addiction treatment, early childhood education to women’s health, to quirky local characters.

Tickets can be purchased at the Trenton Film Society website, http://trentonfilmsociety.org/, or at the door. Tickets are $6 for a single block of movies, $5 for students, and $12 for an all-access pass to three shows, $10 for students.

The Corporation for New Jersey Local Media is a community-based nonprofit that owns and operates the New Jersey Hills Media Group’s 14 weekly newspapers in Morris, Somerset, Essex and Hunterdon counties, coordinates nonprofit journalism projects such as the award-winning Stormwater Management series, and runs the annual Byrne-Kean Dinner and its journalism awards. Learn more at www.newsweneed.org.

 

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