Rutgers at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center: Spring 2020

The Mason Gross School's slate of spring 2020 events at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) in downtown New Brunswick features free student film screenings, visits with Oscar-nominated film directors, jazz, opera, and a symposium delving into the subject of dance and Parkinson's disease on film.


Opera Theater Rutgers with Rutgers Symphony Orchestra: The Tales of Hoffmann
February 6–8, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
February 9, 2020, 2 p.m.
Jacques Offenbach’s final work, with libretto by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Performed in French with English supertitles.
Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $10 / Students $5

Film Screening with Bing Liu
February 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. In the Oscar-nominated documentary "Minding the Gap," Three young men bond across racial lines to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. Ten years later, while facing adult responsibilities, unsettling revelations force them to reckon with their fathers, their mothers, and each other. Bing Liu will appear for a post-screening Q&A.
Free – ticket required

Moving Forward: The 5th Annual Dance and Parkinson’s Symposium
March 9, 2020, 7 p.m.
Premiere public screening of Dance | Parkinson’s, a new film by Rutgers Filmmaking Center students, produced by Academy Award-winning film director Thomas Lennon; dances created for film/video featuring people with Parkinson’s by movement coach Pamela Quinn; and excerpts from feature films that include characters with Parkinson’s. A panel of filmmakers and people with Parkinson’s will discuss representations in film of people with Parkinson’s. Participate in a master class with Quinn at 4:30 p.m. and enjoy a light buffet dinner at 5:45 p.m.
Free – ticket required

Mason Gross Chamber Music Players

April 1, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Students and faculty performing works by Poulenc, Sanders, Reich, and Mendelssohn.
Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $10 / Students $5

Film Screening with Danielle Lessovitz
April 3, 2020, 7 p.m.
Works by writer/director and Mason Gross filmmaking faculty Lessovitz, whose most recent film, Port Authority, premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Lessovitz will appear for a post-screening Q&A.
Free – ticket required

Rutgers University Mingus Ensemble
April 27, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
A tribute to bassist and composer Charles Mingus, featuring selections from albums including Money Jungle, Mysterious Blues, and Tijuana Moods.
Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $10 / Students $5

American Factory
May 4, 2020, 7 p.m.
An Oscar-winning documentary about the 2016 opening of a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant in post-industrial Ohio by a Chinese billionaire. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America. Directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar will appear for a post-screening Q&A.
Free – ticket required

BFA Film Showcase
Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 6 p.m
Documentary, fiction, and experimental work by up-and-coming Rutgers student filmmakers.
Free – ticket required

New Lens Film Festival
Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 7 p.m.
Seventh-annual celebration of works by student filmmakers, including fiction, documentary, and experimental films.
Free – ticket required

NBPAC is at 11 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Tickets available at starting January 27, 2020