Garden State Film Fest preview w/ShowRoom listings

THE PURITANS official trailer from SEAN ROBINSON on Vimeo.

The Garden State Film Festival takes place in Asbury Park, NJ the weekend of April 4 – 7, 2013 at locations throughout the city. Leading up to the festival, Asbury Pulp will present select trailers for the diverse films being screened each week. Also, log on to the festival’s website for further information.

GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW:

THE PURITANS is about a soldier who returns home from war, to discover that his religious family has escaped from the modern world and returned to another century.  It’s a unique genre, because it’s sort of a period film set in modern times.

Filmmaker Sean Robinson also writes “THE PURITANS evolved from the examination of how far one can go in their attempts to isolate themselves from the ‘world,’ for religious or moral creeds. I wanted capture a heightened example of how this sort of ‘social hibernation’ damages the family structure. My co-protagonist, JOY SUTTON, (Eileen Kearney) the controlling matriarch of a traditional all-American family, has no coping skills in the modern world, so she takes her family to another century and builds up a facade of how she wants to re-imagine her life. ‘The Puritans’ is sort of a period film set in modern times.

Director, writer, editor: SEAN ROBINSON (NYC)
Producers: PAUL WARNER (“Fall Time”) MARTINA ROJAS, (Italy) VALERIO MORETTI (Italy) & LAKI LATINKA IGRUTINOVIC (Serbia)
Director of photography: ESTEBAN ROBLES (Mexico)
Composer:  BRUNO AXEL (Spain)
Production and Costume Designer: RYAN STEVENSON (Ohio)

THIS WEEK @ The ShowRoom
707 Cookman Avenue, asbury Park, NJ

A Place at the Table – Rated (PG), 100 min.
Fri., Mar. 8 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.; Sat., Mar. 9 at 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.; Sun., Mar. 10 at 2:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.; Mon., Mar. 11 at 4:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.; Tues., Mar. 12 at 4:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.; Wed., Mar. 13 at 4:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.; Thurs., Mar. 14 at 4:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

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In short: A Place at the Table looks at the economic and cultural impact of hunger in America and at possible solutions to a problem plaguing 50 million people in the U.S, one in four of which are children.

Lore – Rated (NR), 109 min; German/English subtitles
Fri., Mar. 8 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sat., Mar. 9 at 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sun., Mar. 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Mon., Mar. 11 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Tues., Mar. 12 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Wed., Mar. 13 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Thurs., Mar. 14 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

In short: Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey to reach their grandmother in the north that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions.

Searching for Sugar Man – Rated (PG-13), 86 min.
Fri., Mar. 8 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Mar. 9 at 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Mar. 10 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; Mon., Mar. 11 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Tues., Mar. 12 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Mar. 13 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thurs., Mar. 14 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

In short: In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero’s fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

Click names for other area show times:

BEACH CINEMA
110 Main Street, Bradley Beach, NJ

CLEARVIEW’S RED BANK THEATRE
36 White Street, Red Bank, NJ

Clearview’s Middlebrook Cinema 10
1502 Route 35 S., Ocean, NJ

AMC Loews Monmouth Mall 15
180 State Rt. 35 S., Eatontown, NJ

Atlantic Highlands Cinema 5
82 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

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