Asbury Park Music in Film Festival
It is a great weekend to be in Asbury Park!
Courtesy of Asbury Park Music Foundation
After a successful launch event in 2015, the APMFF returns for it’s second year. Sony Pictures Classics will be awarding winning film submissions with experiences that will include: One-On-One critique with Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics, two-week internship at Sony Pictures Classics, two seats to a Sony Pictures Classics film event and music courtesy of Legacy Sony Recordings.
Tom Bernard, Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics: “I grew up and worked on the Asbury Park boardwalk and know it was the center of cinema in New Jersey in the early 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. Theaters like The St. James, The Lyric, The Mayfair, The Paramount and The Baronet showed all the best movies from around the world. It’s great to see Asbury being reborn with cinema and music. I am looking forward to seeing the new generation follow in the footsteps of what once was the greatest cinema center in the state. New Jersey and cinema are such big parts of my life and when I heard Asbury was aligning movies and music, I didn’t have to think twice about getting involved with the Festival.”
Last year, Jaco: A Documentary Film, received the Foundation Award, the Festival’s most prestigious award. Take Me To The River was awarded the Barnabas Health Award, which was presented to the film that had made the greatest impact on social change. In addition, Made In Japan won the APP Award, given to the film that received the most critical acclaim.
The wide variety of musical performances throughout the weekend concluded with an epic “Funk That Bass” finale at The Stone Pony with artists including Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Melvin Gibbs, Bernie Worrell, Corey Glover, JT Bowen and Neptune NJ’s own, Nicole Atkins.
“After growing up down the shore and having the chance to attend countless shows at The Stone Pony – hoping to just get a glimpse of ‘The Boss’ – I began to consume as many music documentaries as possible before making some of my own,” said Photographer & Film Maker Danny Clinch. “Due to today’s powerful technology, film makers now have the chance to tell stories at any budget. Music and film are tightly aligned as subject matter and Asbury Park’s rich history in both of these respective crafts provide the perfect setting to celebrate this Festival.”
The APMFF has assembled an impressive panel of judges which includes some of the most powerful figures in the film and music industries today; Tom Bernard (Sony Pictures Classics), Danny Clinch (Photographer & Film Maker), Adam Block (Legacy Recordings Sony Music Entertainment), Josh Braun (Submarine Entertainment), Eric Eisner (L+E Productions), Vinnie Favale (CBS Late Night Programming), Tom Jones (Halo Group), Jeff Rosen (Bob Dylan) and Sheryl Zelikson (Late Show With Stephen Colbert).
History of the Asbury Park Music In Film Festival
Founded in 2014, the APMFF’s mission is to preserve, exhibit and promote the City of Asbury Park’s rich musical heritage – past, present and future – and to contribute to the City’s revitalization by securing Asbury Park as a musical destination. The Festival will benefit the Asbury Park Music Foundation (APMF) and the underserved children in Asbury Park; one the most challenged youth communities in the country by providing music education, lessons, instruments, programs and social connection opportunities.
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2016 Asbury Park Music in Film Festival schedule
Friday, April 8
House of Independents
Screening of “Riding Giants” and “The Endless Stoke,” 6 p.m., $10.
Screening of “Dark Fall” and Parlor Mob performance , 9:30 p.m., $25 in advance/$35 at the door.
Festival VIP Party, 5:30 p.m.
Screening of “Miles Ahead” with Don Cheadle with Q&A and all-star band, 7 p.m., $35 in advance/$45 at the door.
Pat Guadagno Band with Ron Paparozzi, 9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 at the door.
Bobby Bandiera and John Eddie, 8:30 p.m., $25 in advance/$30 at the door.
Saturday, April 9
House of Independents
Screening of “Two Trains,” Q&A with Benjamin Hedin, Amanda Petrusic and Friends, 1:30 p.m., $15.
Screening of “Waiting for my Real Life” with Colin Hay followed by a Hay performance, 4 p.m., $25.
Screening of Sony Pictures Classics Frank Zappa film “Eat That Question” and Q&A followed by with Project Object performance, 7:30 p.m., $20 for Project Object/$50 for film, Q&A and performance.
Screening of “Grateful Dawg” with discussion on the upcoming Eric Eisner biopic of the Grateful Dead, 2:30 p.m., $20.
The Business of Music and Film workshop with Adam Block and Josh Braun, 1 p.m., $20.
Made in Asbury Park workshop with John Leidersdorff and Alex Biese, 2:30 p.m., $20.
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, 9:30 p.m, $10 in advance/$15 at the door.
Music videos, noon
John Kadlecik Band, 9 p.m., $20 in advance/$25 at the door.
Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove)
Screening of “American Hardcore,” noon.
Screening of “It Might Get Loud,” 2:30 p.m.
Screening of “Muscle Shouls” followed by a Q&A, 5 p.m., $15 for all three events.
Screening of “The Opening Act with a Linda Chorney performance, noon, $15.
Screening of “A Good Life” with a Joe Grushecky Q&A, 2:30 p.m., $10.
“A Taste of Film — Celebrity Cruises”
Screenings starting at noon, $10.
Art 629 Gallery
“Growing Up Dead” with Justin Kreutzmann and Jim Dowd, noon, $10.
Sneak peek of the Upstage Club documentary with Tom Jones and Jean Mikle
Music documentary and shorts, 1 p.m., $10.
Sunday, April 10
House of Independents
Dylan Archives with Jeff Rosen and Robert Santelli, 1 p.m., $25.
Screening of “American Epic” and Q&A with Adam Block and Bernard MacMahon, 3 p.m., $15.
A New Orleans Afternoon with Danny Clinch and Ben Jaffe featuring a discussion of “Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius Of James Booker” and a screening “Live at Preservation Hall: Louisiana Fairytale,” 1:15 p.m., $25.
Quincy Mumford and Thomas Wesley Stern, 3:30 p.m., $10.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Tangiers Blues Band, 7:30 p.m., $25.
We can’t do it without YOU!
Share in our success and be recognized for your role in advancing our mission to preserve, exhibit and promote the City of Asbury Park’s rich musical heritage – past, present and future – and to contribute to the City’s revitalization by securing Asbury Park as a musical destination.
The Asbury Park Muisc Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity as determined by the IRS. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Thank you Asbury Park Music Lives for the information.
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