Garden State Film Festival | Films+Schedule

2019 Schedule

  • 27 March
  • 28 March
  • 29 March
  • 30 March
  • 31 March

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United Arab Emirates
HI28
10m-subtitles-When a flirty text to her crush accidentally gets sent to her dad’s phone, a shy teenager must do whatever it takes to delete the message before Dad finishes watching TV and checks his phone.
Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

40th

United States
TA43
8m-Anne’s late mother left her the gift of 40 birthday cards. On Anne’s 40th birthday, is Anne the woman her mother hoped she’d become?
Trailer
Ticket
The Asbury Hotel

30 March

Abuela's Luck

United States
P6
9m-subtitles-A young man’s relationship with his grandmother is altered forever after a chance visit to his neighborhood Dominican bodega.
Trailer
Ticket
Paramount Theatre

31 March

Across the River and into the Trees

Canada
TA43
4m-A Music Video inspired by an Ernest Hemingway, novel.Ticket
The Asbury Hotel

30 March

Adventures of Murdock & Sons, The

United States
SC46
13m-Epic battles, mysterious puzzle boxes, internal rivalries, jealousy, betrayal, and twenty-sided dice! For Harry and the gang, this is just another Friday night when they gather to play their favorite RPG board game in the Adventures of Murdock and Sons.. Ticket
Asbury Park Senior Center

30 March

A Familiar Suspect

United States
BC18
11m-Esther, an investigative reporter comes home to investigate her father's murder. Was it by her brother or a horrible beast. Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

After Forever

United States
JS26
18m- Brian and Jason, are a 50-ish NYC gay couple, who have it all until they don't. Follow them and their friends through a journey of love, loss, and moving on. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

A Handful of Dust

United States
HI28
18m-Dr. Neal Goodman’s unique device enables the terminally ill their right to die with dignity. He soon discovers that his procedure is being used as an elaborate cult ritual that questions his ethics. Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

A

Alma Mater

United States
TA41
29m-Fall, 1993. On Alumni weekend at Beecher College, warring student groups find their events double-booked in the same space. Can the Riot Grrrls and the Women of Substance ever agree-- even for just a night? Ticket
The Asbury Hotel

30 March

A

Alone at Last

United States
JS25
4m- A young man finds joy on a walk about. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

A

Alter

United States
CC38
5m-Adrian seeks forgiveness by giving confession, only to discover he is confessing to his abuser. Ticket
Asbury Park City Council Chambers

31 March

American Muscle

United States
HI31
22m-An underestimated driver exploits her brother's reputation in the underground world of drag racing to get a shot at proving herself. Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

Are You Volleyball?!

Iran
BK11
15m-subtitles-a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between Arabic speaking asylum seekers and English speaking border guards.
Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Artists Alike Film Festival Winner 1

United States
JS25
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Artists Alike Film Festival Winner 10

United States
JS25
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Artists Alike Film Festival Winner 2

United States
JS25
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Artists Alike Film Festival Winner 3

United States
JS25
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Artists Alike Film Festival Winner 4

United States
JS25
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Artists Alike Film Festival Winner 5

United States
JS25
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Artists Alike Film Festival Winner 6

United States
JS25
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Artists Alike Film Festival Winner 7

United States
JS25
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Artists Alike Film Festival Winner 8

United States
JS25
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Artists Alike Film Festival Winner 9

United States
JS25
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Art of Observation, The

United States
JS21
9m-Jay and his friend pick up coffee every morning as a part of their internship for the NYPD. What begins as harmless people watching, quickly turns into Jay's transfixing on a particular coffee shop regular. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

Art of Play

United States
TA44
2m-Discover a shop full of wonders. Puzzles, amusements, playing cards come to life in the Art of Play showroom. Ticket
The Asbury Hotel

31 March

A Sari for Pallavi

United States
BC17
10m-When Traditional Thini gets into a fight with her cousin Promiscuous Pallavi over what to wear to an Indian wedding, a hilarious culture clash unravels.

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

A

A Sensation

United States
JS21
3m-A young man reflects on his first love through the lens of each of his five senses. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

Ashes

United States
BC18
17m-A godless, drug-addicted man reluctantly receives ashes on Ash Wednesday descends into a downward spiral of hallucinatory horror. Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Attendant

United States
HI29
14m-A young woman fighting for her honor—and the soap—in a ladies restroom discovers sometimes another woman’s stare beats the male gaze. Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

Awesome Gal

United States
HI28
7m-The heart-warming story of the healing process between abused women from the coal mines and an abused horse from the Soaring process used on Tennessee Walkers for competition racing. Ticket

House of Independents

30 March

Baby Won't You Please Come Home

United States
HI31
22m-An aging jazz singer and her daughter struggle with the realities of finances and health care. Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

Backstage

United Arab Emirates
TA40
10m-After a string of bad performances, an ageing theatre actor contemplates committing suicide on stage during his final performance. Ticket
The Asbury Hotel

30 March

Beacon, The

United States
HI29
27m-Mark and Kara Verne are both young shipping pilots struggling to make ends meet. When Kara goes missing months after taking an interstellar contract, Mark travels to the far reaches of the galaxy in search of his wife. Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

Been A While

United States
HI32
30m-A conversation between father and daughter. Ticket
House of Independents

31 March

Be Home Soon

United States
JS22
8m-A woman prepares for her husband's arrival home. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

Best Wishes

United States
P2
6m-While on their annual fishing trip, a son asks for his father's advice on marriage with surprising results. Ticket
Paramount Theatre

30 March

B

Beyond Dreamers

United States
JS25
7m- subtitles-Siblings arrive in the USA and are reunited with their mother after a long absence. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Big Data 'L1ZY'

United States
SC46
10m-A typical family is terrorized in a series of commercials for a revolutionary new A.I. product.  Ticket
Asbury Park Senior Center

30 March

Bird Catcher, The

Norway
P1
1h 53m- Inspired by true events and filmed against the backdrop of Norway's spectacular scenery, this is the captivating story about survival of the spirit in the face of adversity. THE BIRD CATCHER follows a 15-year-old Jewish girl named Esther who finds herself alone on a Nazi-occupied farm and is forced to conceal her identity. THE BIRD CATCHER reminds us that even in the darkest of circumstances, kindness still exists, and that good often can, and does, triumph over evil. Trailer
Ticket
Paramount Theatre

29 March

Bird Catcher, The

Norway
TA45
1h 53m- Inspired by true events and filmed against the backdrop of Norway's spectacular scenery, this is the captivating story about survival of the spirit in the face of adversity. THE BIRD CATCHER follows a 15-year-old Jewish girl named Esther who finds herself alone on a Nazi-occupied farm and is forced to conceal her identity. THE BIRD CATCHER reminds us that even in the darkest of circumstances, kindness still exists, and that good often can, and does, triumph over evil. Trailer
- Ticket
The Asbury Hotel

31 March

Black '47

Ireland
P4
1h 40m-In 1847, battle-hardened soldier Feeney deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, where he finds his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine. Trailer
Ticket
Paramount Theatre

30 March

Black Bird

United States
BK10
5m-Official video for "Blackbird" off Hotsy Totsy's new EP, "Skeletons & Ghosts".

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Blackout

United States
BK13
13m-Two strangers enjoy the last sunrise humanity will ever see.

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

31 March

Boomers

United States
CC36
8m-They did it all! Resisted, rebelled, protested, fought, marched, stood up, sat in. And still their hair turned gray! Ticket
Asbury Park City Council Chambers

30 March

Boy Boy Girl Girl

United States
BC17
11m-A gay couple attempts to adopt from a pregnant meth addict and her criminal girlfriend.
Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Breathing

Iran, Islamic Republic of
HI31
12m-subtitles-A few worker of a stone factory that don't have health care, have to hide in a dark and small room every month when the insurance agent arrives. Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

Bristled

United States
CC38
5m-After countless blind dates, Bernard swears that his next date will be the one. Ticket
Asbury Park City Council Chambers

31 March

Broken Rocketship

United States
JS25
4m-A rocketship pilot experiences difficulties in space and contacts base for help. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Burning Kentucky

United States
BK10
1h 31m-In the foggy mountains of eastern Kentucky, a young woman searches for the missing pieces of a mysterious event that killed her family. When the truth is revealed, she must choose between the love of a man... or avenging her family. Trailer

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Busker Kid, The

United States
BC19
27m-After inheriting his grandfather's marionette, a young man endeavors to keep his memory and legacy alive by becoming a street performer Ticket

Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

31 March

C

Call Me Alvy

United Kingdom
HI28
11m-When Bar Mitzvah boy Brian Silver becomes obsessed with Woody Allen, his mother Judith goes to great lengths to make sure the big day goes smoothly. Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

C

Can't Catch the Dark

United States
CC38
1m-A Nike Football Commercial involving the 40 yard dash. Ticket
Asbury Park City Council Chambers

31 March

C

Candice

United Kingdom
SC48
10m-Over the course of one fateful night ,Candice learns that first impressions are not always everything.Trailer
Ticket
Asbury Park Senior Center

30 March

Caption, The

United States
JS27
11m-A cartoon caption artist struggles to find success as his wife contemplates leaving him. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Casey229

United States
HI32
14m-Pam comes to confront her husbands mistress, only to find out things are not what she has imagined them to be. Ticket
House of Independents

31 March

Catalina

United States
TA43
14m-subtitles-An 11 year old girl learns to fend for herself while her undocumented mother spirals in fear of being deported. Trailer
Ticket
The Asbury Hotel

30 March

Cellular

United States
HI28
7m-A social media influencer finds himself with no choice but to listen to the whims of his mobile device, or suffer the consequences. Trailer
Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

C

Chaussures (Shoes)

United States
JS21
3m-A pair of crafty Frenchmen have some tricks up their sleeves - or should I say laces. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

Chrysalis, The

United States
TA40
27m-Two sisters with vastly different life experiences get snowed into a warehouse where they form a relationship with a mysterious runaway. Ticket
The Asbury Hotel

30 March

C

Circle

United States
JS24
1h 35m-Jack, an undercover NY police officer faces a problem that affects so many of us in this day and age: health insurance while surrounded by a colorful cast of characters.
Trailer
Ticket

Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

Clark

United States
JS21
8m-A teenage boy finds his confidence after a mysterious package arrives at his doorstep. Trailer
Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

C

Clinton Road

United States
P7
1h 20m-A widowed firefighter seeks closure after his wife goes missing on an actual haunted road in rural New Jersey. Ticket
Paramount Theatre

31 March

Cog and Gear

United States
BC20
20m-An aging hitman comes to terms with his life choices on the anniversary of his initiation. Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

31 March

Collier House

JS22
6m-Collier House, located in Keyport, New Jersey, is a program for five young women, ages 18-21, who are homeless or transitioning from the foster care system. The program helps young women develop the skills they need to live healthy, self-sufficient and productive lives. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

Colors of the Spirit

United States
JS21
3m-An artist lacking inspiration and creativity decides to draw in color. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

Communication is Key

United States
BC18
10m-When a woman refuses to speak to her husband, his words only make matters worse. Trailer
Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Conqueror, The

United States
SC47
12m-Cleaner by day, pro-boxer by night, Jerome Conquest lives in the city of 'Rocky' and comes from one of Philadelphia's most dangerous neighborhoods. He turns to boxing as a way to improve his life, not only for him but for his struggling community. Ticket
Asbury Park Senior Center

30 March

Conspiracy Theory

United States
HI33
4m-What's underneath the tinfoil hat? Songwriter Tris McCall interrupts your regularly scheduled broadcast to explore the dark alleys of American paranoia, from the ludicrous to the disturbingly real. It's all connected... unless it is not.Trailer
Ticket
House of Independents

31 March

C

Contingency

United States
JS25
2m- Is it a bad dream or worse? Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

D

Dancer, The

United States
BK11
16m-A world champion ballroom dancer, dreams of her passion and wakes to her daily nightmare.

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

D

Daydreamer

United States
BC15
3m-Daydreamer follows a young man’s journey as he relentlessly searches for creative fulfillment.

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Dear K

United States
BC17
8m-A 1950s couple is remembered through the objects they left behind. Trailer

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

D

Deer Damage (One Shot)

Germany
BK13
12m-subtitles-While she’s on her way home from a drama rehearsal, a deer runs into Stephanie's car. While waiting for help her life changes.
Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

31 March

D

Delirious Duel, The

United States
JS25
3m-Two friends decide to have a duel with finger guns. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Delivery, The

Jordan
JS24
22m-subtitles-In a troubled Middle Eastern country, the President goes into hiding. Mustafa, a delivery man,inadvertently stumbles upon the President’s hiding place . Little do both of them know that Mustafa’s appearance is no coincidence at all. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

Dennis and Lois

United States
HI30
1h 28m-DENNIS AND LOIS is a love story about punk rock’s most dedicated couple and their 40-year devotion to the music and the musicians they love. Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

Disorder

United States
BC16
20m-Adam is a brilliant but eccentric high school senior who's diagnosed with a mental disorder. But after starting a psychiatric drug treatment his condition grows mysteriously and rapidly worse. Trailer

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Do Me Right/Wrong

United States
JS21
5m-Alison's sister, Christina, past away over a year ago, and Alison has recently gained the courage to clean out her sister's closet. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

D

Double C

United States
JS21
6m-Two sisters getting ready for the big dance have a bonding experience. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

Down Jersey

United States
BC18
18m-Two strangers stumble into a secluded roadhouse to escape a storm. One of the regulars regales them with the legend of the Jersey Devil. None of them expect what happens next. Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Dreamwisher

United States
HI29
8m-Mourning the death of her father, a girl is befriended by two mysterious girls who offer her a way to reunite with him.Trailer
Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

Due Process

United States
JS21
8m-An overburdened social worker fights to bring justice to a mother and her unborn child. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

30 March

Echappé

United States
HI28
13m-subtitles-While on tour in New York, a Soviet ballerina learns of her brother’s plan to defect. Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

Ed Asner: On Stage and Off

United States
BC14
1h 27m-This film probes the ethnic Kansas City roots of Asner's fascinating life, his early struggles, his inspirations ,influences and his remarkable acting career.

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

E

EMP

United States
JS25
20m-Julia and Parker must learn to survive after the US gets ht by an EMP, an electromagnetic pulse that fries all electronics. Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

E

Encore

United States
CC36
19m-While returning home for her 30th class reunion, Jill discovers her dad has found a new hobby. Ticket
Asbury Park City Council Chambers

30 March

Everybody Said

United States
P2
3m- "Beautiful woman, unbalanced by madness, poisons her companions -- but why? Are they friends? Her bandmates? Her doctors? Who can tell… Ticket
Paramount Theatre

30 March

E

Everything's Fine: A Panic Attack in D Major

United States
CC36
14m-A musical comedy about a woman at the onset of her quarter-life crisis and her existential journey. Ticket
Asbury Park City Council Chambers

30 March

Family Medicine

United States
BC20
15m-It is Dr. Susan Hardy's first day on the job at her father's rustic small town family practice. The day doesn’t go quite as she expected. Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

31 March

Farming in the Millstone Valley: Past & Present

United States
CC35
38m-A farm-to-table renaissance, reinvigorates the historic sites, farms, and restaurants that make this part of New Jersey so unique. Ticket
Asbury Park City Council Chambers

30 March

Fingernail Moon

United States
BK13
21m-She's seventeen, her mom is dying, and one summer night will change her life forever.

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

31 March

Firefly

United States
BC18
10m-Torture, murder and deception collide in this tale of underworld hacking. Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Fire Within, The

United States
BC20
6m-Pianist/composer Jennifer Thomas teams up with The Rogue Pianist (Kimberly StarKey) in this epic piece that illustrates the fire within us all. Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

31 March

F

First Steps

France
CC34
33m-Set in a drug-rehabilitation program for mothers and their children in Newark,this is the story of three women fighting to reclaim custody of their kids.Ticket
Asbury Park City Council Chambers

30 March

Forum Theatre

United States
TA45
1m-Reinvent Your Saturday Night! Ticket
The Asbury Hotel

31 March

Full Moon and High Tide in the Ladies Room

United States
SC48
35m-A waitress in the west village gets pregnant , her boyfriend Hal gets scared. She has to make a decision . Have a baby, Don't have a baby?
Ticket
Asbury Park Senior Center

30 March

Funny You Never Knew

United States
JS27
1h 39m-Rediscover three comedians from the 1950s: Imogene Coca, George Gobel and Martha Raye. Featuring Fred Willard and Kevin Pollak. Also starring Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Carl Reiner, Tom Smothers, Norman Lear, Mitzi Gaynor, Peggy King and others. Trailer
Ticket
Jersey Shore Arts Center

31 March

Generations

Germany, Denmark
BK13
11m-Subtitles-After years of falling out, Alex embarks on a road trip with his father in their old family Beetle. The car becomes an intimate setting for two stubborn men, who are forced to deal with their issues. Trailer

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

31 March

Genesis

United States
HI28
5m-A date that challenges the conventions of modern dating. Ticket
House of Independents

30 March

Godmother, The

United States
BC17
8m-Most godmothers would be spending the morning of their godchild’s baptism wrapping gifts, Caroline is waking up in the passenger seat of her car after a night at the bar. Oh oh she  has a bad feeling she is missing something?
Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Gone For The Weekend

United States
P5
1h 39m-Four middle-aged adolescents, get out of hand while the wife is out of town. Their hijinks includes strip clubs, picking up girls at bars, and sneaking backstage at a rock concert, but the sh*t hits the fan when the wife comes home during the boy’s ultimate pool party. Trailer
Ticket
Paramount Theatre

30 March

Good Mourning

United States
TA44
16m-After his best friend passes away, a young man must fulfill the deceased's final request to throw him the best funeral ever, complete with booze, stories and a heartfelt goodbyes. Ticket
The Asbury Hotel

31 March

Grab Him By The-

United States
BC15
8m-In this fictional society , women are social sexual aggressors and men are subordinate.

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Great Expectations

Austria
BC19
5m-The song “Great Expectations" is a lot about the dreams and hopes one has, a lot of which - even if they don't come true - will follow us for a long time. We tried to visualize Bryan Benners sensitive lyrics with calm pictures, in which white balls and other mysterious objects symbolize those dreams. Some come true, or in our video turn colorful and stay with us.

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

31 March

Hanh, Solo

United States
BC20
20m-Stuck dating guys she doesn't like and working at her dead-end job, Hanh finally finds the courage to pursue her dreams. Trailer
Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

31 March

H

Happy Valentine's Day

United States
P2
5m-Love, Death, Fate. The downfall of a couple, triggers the birth of a new love between two strangers. Told in slow-motion, in one unique camera shot and in reverse Ticket
Paramount Theatre

30 March

Heather Has Four Moms

United States
BC17
14m-Which of Heather’s four lesbian moms will give her “the talk” when she decides to lose her virginity for her fifteenth birthday?

Ticket
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

30 March

Helen

United States
HI32
5m-A girl comes home after to a long day of work to find her boyfriend reconnecting with Helen, an obsession from his past. Ticket
House of Independents

31 March

Here Lies a Drunken Asshole

United States
CC38
24m-A dysfunctional family reckons with their abusive father's final insult - an obscene tombstone.Trailer
Ticket

Asbury Park City Council Chambers

31 March

H

Hiding Tonight

United States
HI32
5m-Two masked figures fall in love, out of love, and do what humans often can't: say exactly what they are thinking. Ticket
House of Independents

31 March

H

Hook'D

United States
P7
30m-David hasn't had a successful acting job since his hit sit-com "Average Alien" 20 years ago. What lengths will he go to get himself back into the industry and be a star again? Ticket
Paramount Theatre

31 March

Hooked

United States
P3
32m-Two women - one socially awkward and one a partier - share their experiences with suitors as one wards off unwanted male attention and the other embraces her sexually active lifestyle.Trailer
Ticket
Paramount Theatre

30 March