The Asbury Park Music in Film Festival [APMFF] announced Thursday morning in will showcase a lineup of Grateful Dead film screenings, panel discussions and live music performances.
Held from April 8 to 10, the weekend festival works to bring ‘people together to share a collective passion for both music and film while helping to inspire and support our community,’ organizers said in a written statement.
The lineup kicks off at noon Saturday with “Growing up Dead,” a panel discussion featuring Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann’s son Justin and Stanley Cup champion Jim Dowd at Art 629 Gallery on Cookman Avenue. Personally shot footage will be screened.
“I’m really excited to be part of this Festival and honored to contribute some Grateful Dead content to a great weekend of music and film,” said Justin Kreutzmann. “The Dead were always about being in front of people; so getting to tell some stories, meet Deadheads and talk about this amazing film we’re working on is so cool.”
“Grateful Dawg,” a Sony Pictures Classics release starring Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, will be screened at 2:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre [1300 Ocean Ave]. A live performance by The Glimmer Grass Band, with their bluegrass renditions of Dead songs, immediately follows.
At 5:15pm, Mike Greenhaus, Relix Magazine’s Executive Editor, will moderate the ‘Making of a Grateful Dead’ documentary panel discussion with Kreutzmann, Eric Eisner of L+E Productions, Nick Koskoff and Amir Bar Lev.
At 9 p.m. John Kadlicek, member of Furthur and a founding member of Dark Star Orchestra, and his band will close out the evening at The Stone Pony at 9:00pm.
Tickets for all screenings, panels and performances are now available at www.apmff.com.
The Festival benefits the Asbury Park Music Foundation [APMF] and its mission to provide music education, lessons, instruments, programs and social connection opportunities to Asbury Park’s youth.
This year’s panel of judges include Tom Bernard of Sony Pictures Classics, photographer and filmmaker Danny Clinch, Adam Block of Legacy Recordings Sony Music Entertainment, Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment, Eric Eisner of L+E Productions, Vinnie Favale of CBS Late Night Programming, Tom Jones of Halo Group, Steve Gorelick of The NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission and Shelli Sonstein of iHeart Radio/Q104.3 FM.
Festival sponsor Celebrity Cruises will host a Celebrity Cruise Lounge at Exhibit No. 9 gallery, located at 550 Cookman Ave. All weekend long, festival attendees can sip champagne, enter to win a Celebrity Cruise, and take advantage of festival-exclusive promotions.
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