Winner Best Music Doc at Kingston Film Festival!

We are absolutely THRILLED to learn we were awarded the Best Music Documentary at the Kingston Film Festival (2014). There are some amazing music docs out right now and we are thrilled to share in their company. Congrats to all the winners and to all the filmmakers out there who have worked so hard to bring great music to another level. ROCK ON!

Best Music Doc

Best Music Doc

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Encore Screening at the NJ Film Festival!

If you missed our World Premiere at the New Jersey International Film Festival back in May (where we took home the “Best Documentary Film” honor, fear not: there will be an encore screening of the Rye movie at the fest this fall!

Sunday, October 12

Rutgers University -New Brunswick, NJ (Vorhees Hall)



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L.A. Premiere – Rye Coalition doc 8/17/14

Filmmaker Jenni Matz is gonna host a screening of the Rye doc in her (almost) backyard– at the Echo Park Film Center on Sunday, August 17 at 8pm!

It’s $5 at the door (no presales) and venue is first come, first served. It’s a small theater, so come early!

8pm. 1200 N. Alvarado Street at Sunset Blvd in Echo Park.  Come out ‘n play!

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Pacific NW screenings- Bellingham. Seattle. PDX

Coming off our East coast premiere we’re very excited to be able to share the good times with our friends up in Washington and Oregon this summer! Director Jenni Matz will be in attendance for some Q&As….

Here’s where we will be:

Thursday, August 7 @ Pickford Film Center, Bellingham (8:30pm):


Friday, August 8 @ Grand Illusion, Seattle (9pm):


Saturday, August 9 @ Hollywood Theatre, Portland OR, (9pm):

See you there….

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Rye Doc screens – PORTLAND!

We ride… Portland! The Rye documentary is screening at the lovely Hollywood Theatre in Portland on Saturday, August 9. Yep. One-night only! Q&A with Director Jenni Matz after. So come out and party!


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Best Documentary – New Jersey International Film Festival!

We are so excited to learn that the New Jersey International Film Festival has awarded Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5 the Best Documentary Film award! Check it out:

NJIFF will screen an encore presentation of our film at this Fall’s festival too: on Sunday, October 12 at Vorhees Hall in New Brunswick @ Rutgers, 7pm.  More info at

We are putting together a screening tour for this film, but it takes a lot of work! If you live in a city that you think would like to screen this movie, help us let theaters and festivals know that we wanna come rock out! You can always email us with contacts, leads, suggestions at

YEAH! Thanks everybody!

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Documentary NYC Premiere!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the New Jersey Film Festival last weekend to support our World Premiere! It was so great seeing so many familiar faces, many of which were IN the movie! Grandma Lena came out, Jack Leto, Gregg Leto, Charles Maggio, 508 house represented, all five Rye guys … it was a party. We are continuing the celebration in this, the 20th anniversary year of Rye, this weekend at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. 2pm. $5!

Here’s all the info:

Rye Coalition Doc NYC Premiere

Please spread the word! Link to this event on Facebook:


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Documentary PREMIERE May 30, 2014!

We are THRILLED to announce that the Rye Coalition documentary will premiere at the 2014 NJ Film Festival!

Screening Date: Friday May 30, 7pm

Location: Voorhees Hall (Near the corner of George Street and Hamilton Street), 71 Hamilton Street, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Admission: $12 Advance, $10 General; $9 Students + Seniors; $8 Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends.

Tickets: Tickets are available on a “first-come-first-served” basis only and can be purchased at the door beginning a half-hour before the start time. Advance Tickets are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED and  available to groups of 2 or more. Email us for more info More info at click on “Summer 2014 Schedule”.











































































Friday-May 30-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Into The Dark – Lukas Hassel  (New York, New York)
The Wanted Ad – Tobi Lee Sigona and Keith St. Lawrence (Morganville, New Jersey)
Chasing The Past – Jonathan Salemi (North Hollywood, California)
Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5 – Jenni Matz (Los Angeles, California)












































































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Rye Coalition play east coast shows!

Rye Coalition are playing DC and Philly!

For booking info you can email

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Rye Coalition & Bosnian Rainbows @ Maxwell’s… one last time

The legendary Maxwell’s of Hoboken, NJ will be closing its doors forever this July. Rye Coalition will be playing one final show at their home-town palace with the amazing Bosnian Rainbows on July 19, 2013. Get your tix now at Ticketfly

If you’re on FB, event info at

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