Garden State Film Festival's Opening Film LAST MAN CLUB Set For U.S. Military Tribute

As part of a special tribute to honor the U.S. military and U.S. military veterans during the opening ceremonies at the Garden State Film Festival (GSFF), the featured film that evening will be Last Man Club. Directed and written by acclaimed film and TV industry veteran Bo Brinkman, Last Man Club is described byImdb.com reviewers as a "moving yet often light-hearted and touching story of true friendship... a story of honor and ultimately the bond between brothers-in-arms." The film will be screened immediately following GSFF opening ceremonies at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31st in the Resorts Casino Hotel Superstar Theater.

Last Man Club is an emotionally moving portrayal of U.S. military veterans making peace with their past. The plot of this multi-award-winning drama/comedy centers around a WW2 veteran who is destined to spend the rest of his life in a nursing home. But, with the help of a beautiful accomplice, he escapes his difficult family situation and embarks on a cross-country adventure to find the last remaining members of his B-17 bomber crew. James Mackrell and Flemington, New Jersey native, Kate French lead the cast of Last Man Club. The film also features William Morgan Sheppard, Barry Corbin, Richard Riehle and Michael Massee.

GSFF Executive Director Margaret Fontana says, "Having Last Man Club as the opening feature film for the 15th Annual Garden State Film Festival is so appropriate for the Fridayevening when we will also be honoring our U.S. military and military veterans." In addition to Last Man Club, Jack and Jill and Veteran Kids are other military-themed films being presented this year to honor our military troops and veterans. GSFF also has a military outreach program to show appreciation to U.S. troops around the world. GSFF sends care packages filled with fun and entertaining films as a message of appreciation for the sacrifices made to preserve freedom. "Without freedom, the presentation of our independent films would not be possible," says GSFF Founder Diane Raver. "We salute our troops and thank you for all you do!"

Last Man Club is just one of the 225 films from around the world being featured at the 15thAnnual Garden State Film Festival taking place March 30-April 2 at Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City. For a complete Festival schedule and film listings, visit the GSFF website atwww.gsff.org. The screening of Last Man Club is included in the $25 Red Carpet Gala ticket for Friday, March 31st, and also included in the Weekend Pass. For other films screening at GSSF, individual film screening tickets are $14 in advance and $15 at the door. Weekend Passes for the Festival are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Tickets are available at www.gsff.org and at Festival box offices.

Additionally, a limited number of tickets to the star-studded, black-tie-optional GSFF Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Sunday, April 2, are still available. Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased on the GSSF website at http://www.gsff.org/awards-dinner/.

For more information about the Garden State Film Festival, please visit the GSFF website at www.gsff.org.

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