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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Mind Mixer speaks with Quintus Dias


Amid the COVID19 scare and local power grabs spreading fury Mind Mixer speaks with Quintus Dias about his Mentor Max a WW2 Military Intel Officer and the Even Keel

by cyrellysg
Mind Mix in the Evening waltzes back into the paradigm with a detailed look at the life and experience of Quintus Dias with his mentor Max a french military Intelligence Officer during WW2 and associate of Patton relating all of it to our current experience in the global fight against the corruption and recent attempts at taking down the economy of America.
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Tuesday, March 03, 2020

GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL Awards + Honorees | 18th Annual Starts Wed, 25 - Sun, 29 March | Asbury Park, NJ

GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL Awards + Honorees | 18th Annual Starts Wed, 25 - Sun, 29 March | Asbury Park, NJ
Two-time Emmy Award winner and Peabody Award-winning journalist, college professor, award-winning documentary film producer and former trial attorney and author, Jack Ford has been commanding the spotlight for a lifetime. From his childhood in Pt. Pleasant, to Yale University, where he was a three-year varsity football starter, to the Fordham University School of Law, which he partially financed from his three winning appearances on Jeopardy, to a storied career in television journalism. Currently, he is a CBS News Correspondent for 60 Minutes Sports and the co-host of Metro Focus on PBS. He has also received an American Radio and Television Award, a National Headliner Award, and the March of Dimes FDR Award and. Mr. Ford was also voted People Magazine’s “Sexiest News Anchor”. Mr. Ford is a Visiting Lecturer at Yale, NYU and the University of Virginia, a philanthropist and devoted family man. He and his wife, Dorothy live in Spring Lake and are the parents of Dr. Ashley Ford Haggerty and Colin Ford. 
From the big screen as Sarah Connor in the Terminator films to the small screen as Catherine Chandler on tv’s Beauty and the Beast, the beautiful Linda Hamilton inspired a generation of women with her strong femininity and audiences everywhere with her powerful and personal performances. She has won an ACE award and has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy Award and an MTV Movie Award among other honors. Her on-screen credits included Vicky Baxter in Children of the Corn, and Doctor Amy Franklin in King Kong Lives. She has shared the screen with many iconic partners including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Patrick in the Terminator films; Pierce Brosnan in Dante’s Peak; Michael Caine in Mr. Destiny and Ron Perlman in Beauty and the Beast. Linda won a Cable Ace Award and received her third Golden Globe Nomination for her performance in the USA Network’s A Mother's Prayer where she took on the wrenching role of a woman who lost her husband and is diagnosed with AIDS.  On a lighter note, Hamilton guest-starred on Frasier and made numerous appearances on Weeds, Defiance, Lost Girls and the NBC series Chuck. She was also delighted to have and fulfilled a bucket list dream of hosting Saturday Night Live. Linda is a powerful striking performer and we are honored to have her as our Icon Award Winner.
Whether you know him from his film roles in The Dark Knight Rises, as Private Joker in Full Metal Jacket, or from his TV roles on the global Netflix phenomenon Stranger Things, his star turns on Weeds and Proof, or from his completely compelling performances in Foster Boy and Miss Virginia, screening at this year’s Garden State Film Festival, Mathew Modine always delivers a strong, centered performance. NY Times film critic Vincent Canby referred to him as "one of the most adaptable film actors of his generation". He has worked with some of the most acclaimed directors, including Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, Spike Lee, and Jonathan Demme to name a few. Mr. Modine has been nominated for three Golden Globes and is the recipient of one (Altman’s Short Cuts). He also received two Emmy Award nominations and many awards from numerous film festivals. Bravo Mathew on your Lifetime Achievement Award! (Photo: Mackenzie Stroh)
With his “can’t forget” face, Robert Patrick is more than veterans’ causes, which has earned him this year’s Patriot Award. As an actor, Mr. Patrick's films include Die Hard 2, Wayne's opposite of Clint Eastwood. He appeared on the television hits including The Sopranos, True Blood, The Outer Limits, The X-Files, Sons of Anarchy and as Agent Cabe Gallow for four seasons on the CBS show Scorpion. He was most recently seen in the 3D re-release of T2 and the dark drama thriller Last Rampage. His upcoming features include Back Roads, Tone Deaf, and The Poison Rose co-starring with John Travolta, Mr. Patrick is also a lifelong supporter of the military and USO tours. As a longtime motorcycle enthusiast and Boozefighter, Patrick served for years as an Honorary Grand Marshall for the famed Love Ride which benefits veterans. Thank you for your support of veterans everywhere.
This year’s Rising Star is Central Jersey’s Ashley Platz. Like all good Jersey Girls, Ashley grew up going down the Grey's Anatomy on ABC, Glow on Netflix and she’ll soon be appearing on The Bold Type on Freeform playing, what else, a fun-loving, confident, queer, Jersey Girl. Even though her career has her in  LA full time, she comes back to the Garden State often for the pizza, the saltwater taffy and of course the GSFF. We extend our sincere congratulations and a hearty Jersey fist pump to our Rising Star, Ashley Platz.
The Broader Vision Award for an organization that uses film making for the greater good is proudly presented to The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation established by Steven Van Zandt and the TeachRock initiative. These organizations joined with The Garden State Film Festival, Artists Alike Studios, the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission and The New Jersey School Boards Association to create the Hometown Documentary Series that showcases  New Jersey School Documentary shorts that are written, directed and shot by students. Films must focus on some aspect of their hometown, that profiles an interesting person, place, time period or subject who is related to the arts. We are so proud to honor your sterling efforts!
Perry Lang is a producer, an award-winning DGA director along with a being a writer and actor. He began acting at 17 and has appeared in over thirty films and seventy hours of television. His film work includes Sam Fuller’s The Big Red One, Steven Spielberg’s 1941 and John Sayles’s Sunshine State as well as Eight Men OutHis television work as an actor includes MASH, the title character in the Emmy winning television special Hewitt’s Just Different, A Rumor Of War and numerous guest appearances, including many projects that he wrote or directed. His professional writing and acting started with writing Tales From The Darkside in New York. He also wrote the first film he directed, Little VegasHe has directed over eighty hours of television including NYPD Blue, ER, Alias, Weeds and NCIS: Los AngelesPerry’s newest feature, the acclaimed and successful, An Interview with God, is now in release by Universal Pictures and on Netflix.
Tara Wood is a director, producer and International film of the award-winning, NY Times critic’s pick 21 Years: Richard Linklater, and the director of QT8: The First Eight which we are delighted to present. Also, a devoted endangered species activist, Tara served to relocate captive abused tigers and jaguars around the world to safe sanctuaries. Big Congrats Tara!
Arianna Bocco has spent over a decade overseeing acquisitions and productions for IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, three multi-platform film distribution labels owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc. She has spearheaded all acquisitions at the company, acquiring the rights to some of the most critically acclaimed independent films from around the world. Bocco is revered for her vast experience in acquisitions, production, and development. She was named to Crain’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2009 Rising Stars and to Moves’ Top 20 Power Women of 2010. It is our honor to have her with us this year.
Montclair's Gail Barringer is an American producer who has been working in the film and television industries since the early 1990s. She is best known for her producing work on projects like Person of InterestLuke Cage and Wu-Tang: An American Saga. Her latest venture is the ABC mystery series Emergence. We are thrilled to honor Gail with the Beacon Award.
Recognized for his lifetime of raising the creative profile of New Jersey chef, artist, entrepreneur and inventor, world-renowned Chef David Burke is one of the leading pioneers in American cooking today. His fascination with ingredients and the art of the meal has fueled a thirty-year career marked by creativity, critical acclaim and the introduction of revolutionary products and cooking techniques. Among numerous awards, Chef Burke is the only American to win the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF) Diplome d’Honneur and was inducted into James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America” and two-time nominee for the Foundation’s “Best Chef New York”. Chef Burke is one of the most recognized chefs on television including appearances on Top Chef Masters and Iron Chef. Chef Burke’s Garden State restaurant empire which includes the Drifthouse by David Burke and Nauti Bar by David Burke, Sea Bright; Ventanas, Fort Lee and David Burke Orange Lawn, South Orange with more in the works for New Jersey! A respected philanthropist and mentor, Chef Burke was also honored at the 2019 BCC Scholarship Ball. Chef Burke resides in Atlantic Highlands and Fort Lee.
Nick served as a member of the GSFF Board of Directors and Programming Committee from 2009-2019, acting as the chairman of both for the last seven years. Nick also cast several of the festival’s screenplay readings, working with participation by Diane Ladd, Ed Asner, and Xander Berkeley among others. Nick’s long association with the arts has included working for the legendary Broadway director/producer Harold Prince and the Broadway and film production company The Producer Circle Co. (headed by Oscar winner producer Martin Richards “Chicago”). Nick has sung at Carnegie Hall, with the New Jersey State Opera, MidAtlantic Opera and Metro Lyric Opera of New Jersey. Nick received his JD from Seton Hall University School of Law and B.A. in Theatre Arts from Rutgers University.
Robin Kampf’s contributions as an educator have inspired a multi-generation of filmmakers. She has served as an adjunct professor teaching television at Brookdale College, Montclair State University, Union County College, Seton Hall University and Monmouth University. Robin is currently the media video production specialist for the New Jersey School Boards Association in Trenton, NJ. She also manages the television studio at SCAN-TV where she teaches television and film production to active senior citizens who produce public affairs programming about older adults for cable TV throughout New Jersey.
Born and bred in Elizabeth, NJ, Kathleen Caprario-Ulrich relocated to the Pacific Northwest where she has established herself as an award-winning visual artist, writer, art educator and occasional stand up comic despite her strong, Jersey-girl vibe and accent. Her sense of humor is rooted in an appreciation for the awkward and painfully funny process of reinventing one’s life after a personal, seismic shift; Standing In Water is informed by Caprario-Ulrich’s own experience of being widowed before the age of fifty and the healing power of laughter.
A life-long theatre-phile, songwriter, and creative writing graduate, John is an award-winning LGBTQ/feminist screenwriter on a five-year successful trajectory after winning one of three screenwriting fellowship spots in the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival.  Since then, John has written three more successful screenplays and has accumulated hundreds of awards and accolades from around the globe. In October 2019, he placed in the top 15%, 5% and 2% of submissions in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowship, with Last of the Burly Girls placing in the top 149 semifinalists out of 7,302 submissions. We are thrilled to recognize his talents as well.
ASBURY PARK, NJ - Celebrating its 18th Anniversary, the artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and celebrates this spirit through dramatic screenings and unparalleled film collaborations attracting a diverse audience from around the world. From Wednesday, 25 - Sunday, 29 March 2020 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, GSFF unveils world premieres, Hollywood stars, industry panels, and as a nonprofit enterprise, serves as an added economic engine for Asbury Park’s vitality through art, commerce and culture. Make your plans to be a part of intriguing panel discussions and can’t miss parties, all held in numerous locations all over the city by the sea.

This year's notables include Linda Hamilton (Terminator) who will receive the Icon AwardMatthew Modine (Stranger Things) who will receive the Lifetime Achievement AwardRobert Patrick (TerminatorPatriot AwardAshley Platz (Grey’s AnatomyRising Star Award, director Tara Wood Independent Spirit AwardDavid Burke Home Grown Hero  AwardPerry Lang Renaissance AwardRock & Roll Forever Foundation Broader Vision AwardArianna Bocco Exceptional Women in FilmRobin Kampf Educator of the Year AwardNick Falcone MVPJack Ford Honorary Chair, alongside films that feature John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap), Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver), Dash Mihok (Ray Donovan), Uzo Abuda (Orange is the New Black), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Richard E. Grant (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Frank Stallone (Rocky), Cathy Moriarity (Raging Bull), M Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner), Xander Berekely (The Walking Dead), Jessica Siposa (DC’s Legend’s of Tomorrow), Joel McHale (Ted), Jason Mewes (Clerks), Supermodels Chanel ImanElsa HoskJessica StamNadine LeopoldJohn Carter Cash (Walk the Line), Sam Waterston (Law & Order), Catherine Hardwicke (Director, Lords of Dogtown), Lou Gossett Jr (Officer and a Gentlemen), Evan Handler (Sex and the City), Garry Pastore (The Deuce, The Sopranos), Barry Primus (The Irishman), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead), Kevin Kane (Inside Amy Schumer), Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Tate Donovan (Argo), memorial music video for Avicii by Chris Martin (Coldplay), original music by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), The Bouncing Souls, members of Gaslight AnthemTravis Barker (Blink 182), James Arthur (musician), NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal’s award-winning film Foster Boy and many more.
This 5-day event brings a large number of producers, directors, actors, investors, distributors, and industry talent to the State of New Jersey, the birthplace of American filmmaking.

In one weekend, you can enjoy over 240 films on all subjects, in a variety of lengths, showing in numerous locations all around Asbury Park, plus parties, celebrities, seminars, networking, free shuttle rides, and lots more. It’s a fast-paced weekend of non-stop fun for all ages. Films are shown in two-hour-long screening blocks that include a variety of works like shorts, feature-length, music videos, and trailers. Each screening block concludes with a question and answers session with the filmmakers and actors. Other events held throughout the festival include panel discussions and seminars on topics such as SAG-AFTRA Contracts 101 for FilmmakersESports & Virtual Reality, Demystifying SAG-AFTRA for Actors, Directors Panel entitled Small Screen, Big Screen: Directing Choices Different or not, and film distribution. Planning ahead and using the Garden State Film Festival App will help you not miss a thing. For more information including schedule, tickets, and travel visit
MEDIA REQUESTS Interested media who wish to interview Garden State Film Festival Executives, film talent, obtain screening reviews or industry entry please contact WORKHOUSE, CEO Adam Nelson via email or telephone +1 212.645.8006
GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL | OPENING NIGHT FILM Marco, 12, is obsessed with his iPad and hardly leaves the house. But when his grandmother dies and his grandfather moves in, Marco's life is turned upside-down and he's go play outside. "Nonno" (Grandpa) introduces him to bocce ball and to the neighborhood crew of old Italian men who play daily at the local court. With sport, laughter, and love, Marco finds a connection to other people and rounds up a team of neighborhood kids to take on Marco's grandfather and his pals. Directed by Julio Vincent Gambuto. Screens Friday, 27 March at 8:30pm at The Paramount Theater located at 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ.
TICKETS $15 in advance or $17 at the door (+ venue service charge) for a two-hour screening block, and $50 in advance or $55 at the door (+ venue service charge) for the multipass that gets you into events including the Friday Night Gala Cocktail Party. You can buy a ticket for a block or get the unlimited all-access Multi-Pass for maximum fun. With the pass you can attend as many films and events as you wish, plus the Friday Night Gala Party (Awards Banquet not included). Single block screening tickets are $17, All-access MultiPass passes are $55, formally the weekend pass- we are now more than a weekend!

BLACK TIE GALA The festival ends with Closing Night Black-Tie Gala Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 29. Join GSFF at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel for this exciting evening where the “best” in various categories of films and celebrity honorees are recognized.  All events are open to the public.
NEW JERSEY PREMIERE A documentary that focuses on the first 21 years of Quentin Tarantino's career and includes interviews with his frequent collaborators including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Diane Kruger, Christopher Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Lucy Liu, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Eli Roth, and Robert Forster to name a few. Directed by Tara Wood. Screens Thursday, 26 March at 7pm at The Paramount Theater located at 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ.
NEW JERSEY PREMIERE Winner of 10 awards including Best of the FestBest Narrative Feature, and Best Feature Film at festivals across the nation, Shaquille O’Neal presents Foster Boy, a pulse-pounding cinematic legal drama that activates reform against corruption in foster care. Michael Trainer (Matthew Modine) is a lawyer at the center of a trial in which a for-profit foster care agency is accused of putting a known sex offender into the same foster home as his young client Jamal (Shane Paul McGhie), with catastrophic results. Michael, a successful litigator with a long career protecting corporate interests, at first wants nothing to do with Jamal’s case until a Judge forces him to accept it. Initially, he sees Jamal as a kid off the street looking to grab a piece of corporate profits. But when Jamal refuses to settle the case for any amount of money, Michael begins his representation in earnest. Louis Gossett, Jr. (Watchmen, An Officer and a Gentleman) also appears as the judge overseeing the case. As their work together reveals the horrifying depth of the corrupt and abusive for-profit foster care agency, Michael is transformed from cynical skeptic to fierce warrior in the pursuit of justice. Amy Brenneman and Evan Handler round out a formidable cast. Screens Saturday, 28 March at 4:45pm at The Paramount Theater located at 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ.
Written by Jay Paul Deratany and based on one of the most formative cases of his law career, Foster Boy brings to light the dark corners of the foster care system and hopes to start a national dialogue concerning the state of the system. Foster care run for profit is permitted in the majority of the states reporting. Foster Boy seeks to throw light on the outrages of this little-known system – and create momentum for urgent corrective action by communities, states, and the federal government. Join film producer Shaquille O’Neal and step up to help thousands of foster kids across America. Follow the film online + take action --> 
USA PREMIERE Two struggling fighters - a master and his student. A story of persistence, commitment, following your dream, and never giving up. Ever. James Arthur featuring Travis Barker. Screens Saturday, 28 March at 1:45pm at Paramount Theater located at 1300 Ocean Avenue, 2nd Floor, Asbury Park, NJ.
NEW JERSEY PREMIERE An inside look into the fascinating life, career, and survival of one of the most unknown famous entertainers in Hollywood. Featuring never-before-seen interviews with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Dee Williams, Talia Shire, Duff McKagan, John Oates, and many more. Directed by Derek Wayne Johnson. Screens Sunday, 29 March at 12:15pm at Asbury Park Senior Center located at 1201 Springwood Avenue, 2nd Floor, Asbury Park, NJ.
A MUST SEE! Asbury Park is stocked with local and legendary voices who resonate with creativity that is simple, imaginative, and fresh. It is a place that burns with diverse artistic expression, crackles with an authentic, off-center spirit. From the start, Asbury has concentrated on breaking revolutionary new ground through a wellspring of music, gay, and concrete culture. Meet the creators who have made it the center of its own unlike anywhere else in the world. Featuring Asbury Lanes Founder Mel Stultz, Parlor Gallery’s Jenn Hampton, Filmmaker/DJ Adam Worth, Wooden Walls artist Pork Chop, LGBTQ activist Geena Alessia Buono, Renaissance Woman Tina Kerekes, Artist/DJ Neil O’Brien, Wonder Bar’s Lance Larson, early Springsteen manager Tinker West, and famed retired Police Lt. George Corbin, the shorts spotlight a set of pioneers who helped expand the defining spirit that makes Asbury Park an attractive destination. Presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka. Conceived & Produced by Adam Nelson, Directed by William DeVizia and Michael Lucio Sternbach. Screens Saturday, 28 March at 5:15pm at The Asbury Hall located at The Asbury Hotel at 210 Fifth Avenue, 1st floor, Asbury Park, NJ.
WORLD PREMIERE Punk icons and New Jersey natives, The Bouncing Souls, celebrate 30 years as a band, leading up to their big "Stoked for the Summer" show in Asbury Park. Directed by Pete Bune. Screens Saturday, 28 March at 1:45pm at The Paramount Theater located at 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ.
EAST COAST PREMIERE Starring Linda Hamilton, two small-town buddies and their accidental hostage careen across the1970s Southwest on a treasure hunt turned crime spree. Easy Does It is a freewheeling road adventure about unlikely friendships and the giddy futility of chasing the American dream. Directed by Will Addison. Screens Sunday, 29 March at 2:45pm at The Paramount Theater located at 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ.
An inside look at the Punk movement from those who were in it and helped form it. Archival footage edited together brings this story together in an informational way. Featuring The Ramones, Howie Pyro, The Cramps, Hilly Kristal (Owner of CBGB), Dead Boys, Seymore Stein, Iggy Pop, Max’s Kansas City, Bob Gruen, Bebe Buell, Stiv Bators, Marcia Resnick, Danny Fields, The New York Dolls, Peter Crowley, The Clash, Johnny Thunders, Wayne Country, Billy Idol, Roberta Bayley, Mick Rock, Jim Jarmusch, Nick Zedd, Leg’s McNeil, Lee Black Childers, David Godlis, Debbie Harry, Alan Vega, Penny Arcade, William Burroughs, Television, Patti Smith Group, John Holmstrom, Dead Boys, Stive Bators, Divine, Talking Heads, Lenny Kaye, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Wayne Kramer MC5, Sex Pistols, and Malcolm McClaren to name a few. Directed by Beth Lasch. Screens Saturday, 28 March at 8:15pm at Asbury Hall located at The Asbury Hotel at 210 Fifth Avenue, 1st floor, Asbury Park, NJ.
NEW JERSEY PREMIERE This stylized, animated thriller, inspired by noir classics, the film features the talents and likenesses of supermodels Chanel Iman, Elsa Hosk, Jessica Stam, Nadine Leopold, and actor Nolan Funk. When a mysterious briefcase is stolen, a young woman (Chanel Iman) battles to reclaim it while her ex-boyfriend and his team of ruthless female assassins do everything in their power to destroy her. Burning Bright is the story of a young woman who has given away her power to an unworthy man and must fight to recapture it before she loses her life and possibly her soul. Directed by Aaron Bierman. Screens Saturday, 28 March at 11am at The Paramount Theater located at 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ.
NEW JERSEY PREMIERE 1972. Vietnam war protests and racial tension is sizzling in the late summer heat of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Billy Mitchell (Devon BostickDiary of a Wimpy Kid), a recent college graduate, spends the summer working on an old-world mental institution run by his psychiatrist father played by Tate Donovan (Argo). Billy falls in love with Virginia, played by Natalia Dyer (Velvet Buzzsaw, Stranger Things), a patient who is possibly crazy, or perhaps she is the only sane person Billy has in his world. Billy's best friend. Nigel (Marchant Davis) becomes involved with a radical civil rights terrorism movement against Tuscaloosa's power elite, which includes Billy's father. Billy is torn between Nigel, his father and his cronies, and Virginia who is planning her escape with or without Billy. Directed by Philip Harder. Screens Saturday, 28 March at 5:15pm at The Asbury Hall located at The Asbury Hotel at 210 Fifth Avenue, 1st floor, Asbury Park, NJ.
When Alice Guy-BlachĂ© completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she production in 1897, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the founder of her own studio right here in Ft Lee, NJ. As writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films, she was veritably erased from history. Until now.... narrated by Jodie Foster. Directed by Pamela B. Green. Screens Saturday, 28 March at 11:30am at The Berkeley Hotel, Continental Ballroom located at 1401 Ocean Avenue, 2nd floor, Asbury Park, NJ.
EAST COAST PREMIERE The story of how a tiny, broke Silicon Valley startup slew giants of the movie rental world, warded off Amazon and forced movie making and distribution into the digital age. Directed by Shawn Cauthen. Screens Saturday, 28 March at Noon at Asbury Park City Council Chambers located at 1 Municipal Plaza, Asbury Park, NJ (entrance on Bangs Ave at Mai Street).
Based on a true story, Miss Virginia stars Emmy® winner Uzo Aduba as a struggling single mother who is losing her fifteen-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington, DC. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can’t afford tuition, she launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands like him. Attacked and threatened by those who don’t want change—from corrupt politicians to the local drug lord—Virginia must discover depths of strength she never knew she had. Emmy® nominee Vanessa Williams (Soul Food), Emmy® nominee Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us), Amirah Vann (Underground), Emmy® nominee Adina Porter (American Horror Story), Niles Fitch (This is Us), Nadji Jeter (Wonder), and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine (Stranger Things, Full Metal Jacket) round out Miss Virginia’s stellar cast. Directed by R.J Daniel Hanna. Screens Saturday, 28 March at 2:30pm at the Jersey Shore Arts Center located at 66 South Main Street, Ocean Grove, NJ.
Stanley Kubrick's take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis (Matthew Modine), quickly christened "Joker" by his foul-mouthed drill sergeant (R. Lee Ermey), and pudgy Private Lawrence (Vincent D'Onofrio), nicknamed "Gomer Pyle," as they endure the rigors of basic training. Though Pyle takes a frightening detour, Joker graduates to the Marine Corps and is sent to Vietnam as a journalist, covering -- and eventually participating in -- the bloody Battle of HuĂ©. Screens at the Jersey Shore Arts Center located at 66 South Main Street, Ocean Grove, NJ.
THE GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL was born in 2002 after a chance encounter in a Sea Girt, New Jersey grocery store by film industry veteran Diane Raver and the well-known Hollywood actor Robert Pastorelli. Through their deep ties to Hollywood, Mr. Pastorelli and Ms. Raver were able to bring an all-encompassing event to the State of New Jersey. It premiered in 2003 and was immediately deemed a huge success. Since that time, industry notables such as Glenn Close, Christopher Lloyd, Batman producer Michael Uslan, Austin Pendleton, Kurtwood Smith, James Gandolfini, Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen, Lainie Kazan, Diane Ladd, Laura Dern, Bebe Neuwirth, Armand Asante, Sally Struthers and our biggest supporter Ed Asner as well as others have lent their support. The artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. It was also created to pay tribute to New Jersey’s legacy as the birthplace of the American filmmaking industry in Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratories where he invented the first film cameras and projectors, to Fort Lee, where the original studios were founded. Our event provides novice and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and others interested in careers in the film business, the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals in an atmosphere conducive to learning and mentoring. Further, we are happy to present each spring in Asbury Park and to serve as an added engine for the city’s vitality through arts, commerce, and culture. For more information visit 
“GSFF is proud to assist in providing advocacy and support to advance public education. We believe in the transformative power of arts education to substantially improve children’s lives and academic outcomes, and prepare them for 21st-century careers. This year GSFF kicks off a new student submission category, “New Jersey Hometown Documentary Short”. This new student category was added to the festival following the collaboration of GSFF with The New Jersey School Boards Association, Artists Alike Studios, the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission and Steven Van Zandt’s Teach Rock initiative and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation. We are thrilled to have so many respected leaders in the filmmaking industry with us in Asbury Park. The legendary TV personality, Jack Ford, is this year’s GSFF Honorary Chair.” Executive Director, Lauren Concar Sheehy said.
Founder Diane Raver said, “GSFF is screening 240 films. Further, we are happy to present each spring in Asbury Park and to serve as an added engine for the city’s vitality through arts, commerce, and culture.  GSFF also has an annual statewide student field trip with this year's topic on Virtual Reality & E-Sports. We even have a free ADA accessible Jitney service all weekend to make getting to screening locations easy. The films are great and there is a selection for all tastes, from films about veterans to thrillers, shorts, animated offerings, children’s films, documentaries, and so much more. There is something for everyone!  Come one, come all, it only happens once a year and we don’t want you to miss it.”
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