The Hoboken International Film Festival opened with style in Middletown. Mayor Joseph DeStefano was on hand to welcome the enthusiastic crowd. Stars Paul Sorvino, Martin Kove, and Sally Kirkland graciously submitted to interviews and photos. Fans mixed with the stars, producers, directors, and actors who worked on the films accepted for showing. HIFF’s opening night was a glorious opportunity for cutting edge filmmaking to engage and entertain festival movie goers.