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Garden State Film Festival Announces Lineup

Garden State Film Festival Announces Lineup

The Garden State Film Festival, which will be celebrating its "Sweet Sixteen" Anniversary, which returns to Asbury Park, New Jersey, March 22-25, 2018, is happy to announce some of the feature selections for this year's festival.

Opening Night
"The Wanderers - The Quest of the Demon Hunter" (Romania)
Directed by Dragos Buliga
Starring Armand Assante

Closing Night
"Lez Bomb"
Written and Directed by Jenna Laurenzo
Starring Ms. Laurenzo, Bruce Dern, Steven Guttenberg, Branden Michael Hall, Kevin Pollak and Cloris Leachman

Other narrative features include:
"Juveniles"
Directed by Nico Sabenorio; Staring Stephen Moyer and Beau Knapp

"Handsome Devil" (Ireland)
Directed by John Butler
Starring Fionn O'Shea and Nicholas Galitzine

"The Song of Sway Lake"
Directed by Ari Gold; Staring Rory Culkin, Brian Dennehy and Mary Beth Peil

"The Rainbow Experiment"
Directed by Christina Kallas
Starring Christian Coulson, Chris Beetem and Kevin Kane

"Making a Killing"
Directed by Devin Hume
Starring Christopher Lloyd, Aida Turturo, Mike Star and Sally Kirkland

"In Vino"
Directed by Leonardo Foti
Starring Sean Young, Edward Asner, Marina Benedict

"Bully"
Directed by Santino Campanelli
Starring Tucker Albrizzi, Ron Canada, Danny Trejo and with Vincent Pastore

"Never Heard"
Directed by Joshua A. Webber
Starring Robin Givens

And Feature Documentaries include:
"Maya Angelou Reflections of a Blessed Soul"
Directed by Hafiz Farid

"Hot to Trot"
Directed by Gail Freedman

Jeff Bridge's "Living in Future's Past"
Directed by Susan Kucera

The Garden State Film Festival will welcome celebrities, filmmakers and fans back to its original home in Asbury Park, from Thursday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 25th at many locations for the Festival's 16th Anniversary Celebration. The four-day weekend event celebrates the best in international cinema and will feature networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, an open talent casting call, screenplay competition winner table read, intriguing and informative panel discussions, and entertaining and fun parties - all in addition to the over 220 film screenings scheduled throughout the Festival. GSFF is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival and was named winner of the 2017 Global Excellence Awards 'Best Independent Film Festival - East Coast' by TMT News. For more information about the Garden State Film Festival, please visit the GSFF website at www.gsff.org.

The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) was envisioned by 25-year film industry veteran Diane Raver and the late Hollywood actor Robert Pastorelli in 2002 and launched the following year. Since 2003, thousands of films have made their public premiers, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world have attended; and the total infusion of cash to local businesses since inception exceeds $5 million. It was held in Asbury Park, in and around the Convention Center complex. From 2014 to 2017, it was held in Atlantic City. Beginning in 2018, it will move back to Asbury Park. The GSFF is a 501-c-3 non- profit organization.




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