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Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town, a new indie comedy from Shout! Studios starring Mackenzie Davis comes out this Friday, June 22nd.

The film is written and directed by Christian Papierniak and first premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival. Shout! Studios describes it as a “delightfully chaotic look at Los Angeles and the struggles of adulting.” 

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town is about a “riot grrrl rocker” and hot mess Izzy who wakes up hungover to find out that her ex-boyfriend is celebrating his engagement to her ex-best friend at a bougie party across town that night. Upon finding out, Izzy embarks on a quest across Los Angeles to break up the party in order to fulfill what she believes to be her destiny before it’s too late.

The film has continued to enjoy critical acclaim and has sold out festival audiences across the country. Additionally, Mackenzie Davis won Best Narrative Feature and Best Narrative Performance at the Tacoma Film Festival.  Also, she won Best Performance at the Napa Valley Film Festival.

For television, Christian Papierniak has created and also co-executive produced pilots for ABC, NBC, Fox, Sony, ABC Family and Lifetime. In film, he has worked as a writer for Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros/New Line, Lion’s Gate, Disney and Fox Searchlight.

In addition, the film includes: Carrie Coon, Alex Russell, Alia Shawkat, Haley Joel Osment and many more! The film also features Producer Meghan Lennox, Christian Papierniak’s wife as well as Assistant Director James Lennox. Meghan and James are both New Jersey natives from East Hanover.

The movie is premiering on June 22nd in East Village, New York. For more information on the movie go to the website here!

Recap June 15-17

Weekend Recap: June 15-17

Good thing you’re checking out #HipNJ today, because we have everything you missed over the weekend!

skimmer fest

Skimmer Festival June 16

The festival included 300 vendors, food court, live music, amusement rides and children’s activities. This festival’s name originally came from the turn-of-the-century straw hats also known as boater hats that gentlemen often wore during the summer months. The festival sold a variety of home goods, clothing, fishing gear, children’s toys, pottery and artwork.

Precious little ladies

Family Empowerment Fair June 16

Saturdays Precious Little Ladies event for family empowerment gave families practical knowledge on how to defend themselves when walking to their car late at night. Families also learned tips on how to protect their children from predators and help kids protect themselves. Families were also informed on protecting themselves on social media. And, of course, were able to shop with local vendors, face painting, and able to listen to live music!

beer and food festival

New Jersey Beer & Food Festival June 16

This ultimate beer lover’s weekend had brewed up barrels of fun and entertainment. People were able to try 200+ different craft and specialty brews, along with all you can eat delicious BBQ! Included pulled pork, homemade sausage, spit-roasted Berkshire pork and more! People could also take hot air balloon rides along with live entertainment and unique outdoor games!

princess bride

The Princess Bride June 16

This event was an inconceivable evening with Cary Elwes. Known for playing Westley in Rob Reiner’s iconic The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes has enjoyed a successful career in film, and has most recently taken on the role of author.


Earthquake’s Father’s Day Comedy Show June 17

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented a comedy sensation! Earthquake returned with his riotous Father’s Day Celebration, this year featured special guest stars Lil Duval, Karlous Miller, Chico Bean, DC Young Fly, and DeRay Davis. The show had people falling over from laughter!

Comedian Dan Pulzello on Comedy Night

Comedian Dan Pulzello joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss Comedy Night, an event benefiting The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund.

Comedy Night will be held on February 28th at the Glen Rock Inn. The comedy event will feature Pulzello, as well as Joe Devito and Kevin Dombrowski.

Dan Pulzello has performed at Eastville Comedy Club, The Triad Theater, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, The Stand, and Broadway Comedy Club.

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation’s mission is to help families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support to help reduce the stress associated with treatment and improve their quality of life.

Get your tickets here.