FOOD FOR THOUGHT - GROWING CITIES
Thursday 8/21 - Film 7:00 PM - $8.00
Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest. Held on the third Thursday of each month, the night will feature food samples by Honest Weight Food Co-op, a feature film screening, and an open panel discussion.
This Months Film: GROWING CITIES
A documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.
Join them as they discover that good food isn't the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They're producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.
The film was released in Fall 2013 at film festivals and is beginning community screenings in Spring 2014. We invite you to host-a-screening this Spring for Earth Day or to kickoff the gardening season and support the Growing Cities journey to an America that believes in a more sustainable, just, and healthy future for all!
This evenings musical performer
Jack Empie began playing guitar spontaneously on a Christmas Day when he discovered a guitar (intended for his younger brother) under the tree. Jack went on to study music at Berkley College and Towson University. His diverse range makes it difficult to place his music in a particular genre but his personal voice is discernible to even an unsophisticated listener. Jack has worked as a professional musician in bands and as a solo performer since he was a teenager. His passion for music is infectious because of his joy in sharing and relating it others. He is presently working to release a new CD and continues to perform at various local venues.
The 33rd Asbury Short Film Concert
Saturday 9/13 - Film 8:00 PM - $10.00
Asbury Shorts "concerts" feature the best in short comedy, drama and outstanding animation, without promoting competition. Academy Award nominated Director Jason Reitman ("Juno," "Up in the Air", "Thank You for Smoking," "Young Adult") calls Asbury Shorts: "The Best Short Film Show I've ever seen!" Combining classics with new international selections ASNY provides a rare opportunity for the public to see world-class films on a theatrical screen, instead of an iPod or computer.
Highlights of the 2-hour presentation include:
"A Poet Long Ago" - from acclaimed director Bob Giraldi. Written by famed novelist Pete Hamill. The film stars Steve Schirripa (HBO"s "The Sopranos") and Boris McGiver (Netflix "House of Cards," HBO's "The Wire,") as two former grammar school classmates who meet by chance and reminisce about those younger days back in Brooklyn...opening up some old wounds. Mr. Giraldi's film was awarded "Best Narrative Short Film" at The 12th Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
"Globe Trot" is the latest short film from renowned independent filmmaker Mitchell Rose. Mr Rose created this incredible international crowd-sourced dance film with choreographer Bebe Miller. The film recently won "Audience Award" at WorldFest in Houston.
"Local Commercial"- John Ratzenberger ("Cliff the Mailman" on the iconic NBC TV comedy series "Cheers") stars as the owner of a law firm who hires a veteran movie director to create a new television commercial for his company. "Local Commercial" was directed by Richard Dobbs who helmed many episodes of the NBC TV series "Law & Order," and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit." Mr. Dobbs won "Best Director" for this film at The Boston International Film Festival.
Asbury Shorts has been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Royal Festival Hall, London, The Lake Shore Theater, Chicago, Director's Guild Theater in Manhattan, SUMMER STAGE in Central Park, the AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, Creative Alliance in Baltimore and the Leminske Theater in Berlin.