Watch We Love You

In the Rainbow spirit of free sharing we have made We Love You available under a creative commons license. Burning Man is now a household name but the older, more fascinating, Rainbow Gatherings are still obscure. Every summer since 1972 thousands of people co-create a temporary city deep in the wilderness of our national forests. This isn’t a music festival, people are there to practice anarchy and hippy spirituality. The “main event” is an elaborate prayer for peace on July 4th. We Love You documents the 2008 Rainbow Gathering in Wyoming. The Rainbows’ peaceful ways are challenged when federal agents charged with monitoring them shoot pepper spray projectiles into the children’s’ area of the gathering.


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NY/NJ Press for We Love You

We received wide coverage in a variety of media outlets in connection with our screening at the New Jersey Film Festival.

The Star Ledger New Jersey’s Newspaper ran a an excellently writen feature by reporter Jennifer Weiss.

The New York Times felt we were a noteworthy entertainment option across the river.

Brooklyn Vegan THE influential blog on the Brooklyn scene did a nice feature on the screening and Rainbow in general.

The Asbury Park Press, Trenton Times, Courier News
(front page), Home News Tribune (front page), and the Bergen Record did a huge three part feature which also focused on director Jonathan Kalafer’s work as a teacher at Dickinson High School in Jersey City.
Teaching . . .
In depth Q&A . . .
Story . . .

Issue Oriented features a podcast interview with director Jonathan Kalafer. There is an interview before it so you might want to fast forward about half way through.

The Daily Targum The Daily Newspaper of Rutger’s University ran a nice story about the screening.

Reality Sandwich covers a wide range of interesting subjects and found us interesting enough to cover.

Rutger’s Focus part of the official Rutger’s University website did a nice story on alum and director Jonthan Kalafer.

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We Love You Trailer

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Soprano State


Envelopes of money exchanged for political favors. Cash paid for back-door deals. Construction contracts handed out for those who bribed elected officials. Sound like an episode of “The Sopranos”? Worse. Welcome to New Jersey, where politics and corruption go hand-in-hand.

The documentary takes viewers on a wild ride of political power and corruption that started when New Jersey was still a colony. The film exposes elected officials who ran on platforms promising to end the very practices they now find themselves behind bars for. The real organized crime in New Jersey is committed by the politicians.

The film features interviews and commentary from the attorneys, politicians, federal prosecutors and journalists who witnessed it all. The film is narrated by Tony Darrow, who has played in a variety of films, including The Sopranos and Goodfellas.

More at sopranostate.com

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About New Jersey Pictures L.L.C.

New Jersey Pictures is an award-winning independent documentary production company in New Jersey.  Our last documentary “Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story” premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival where it was counted as one of  Indiwire’s “most anticipated films” and was featured on WNYC’s Soundcheck program. Past films include “We Love You”, which premiered at the L.A. International Short Film Festival, where it won the “Best Documentary” award. It also won “Best Short Documentary” at the New Jersey Film Festival, was a finalist in the U.S.A. Film Festival, and screened at Telluride Mountainfilm Festival.  ”Diary of Immaculee”which made the official shortlist for an Academy Award® nomination and was part of the One X One program at The Toronto International Film Festival® and “The Soprano State” which had theatrical release in New York and New Jersey.

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