Festival to Kick-Off With New Jersey Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics Film “Miles Ahead” Followed By Q&A With Director and Star Don Cheadle

Asbury Park, NJ – The Asbury Park Music in Film Festival (APMFF), taking place on April 8-10 in Asbury Park, NJ, has announced an official line up of film screenings and musical performances for its second year.

The Festival will kick-off on Friday, April 8 at the Paramount Theatre with the New Jersey premiere of ‘Miles Ahead’, the Miles Davis film starring Don Cheadle. Cheadle will also be taking part in an exclusive Q&A about his directorial debut with the film. The Festival’s finale will take place on Sunday evening at The Stone Pony as Preservation Hall and the Tangiers Blues Band with Danny Clinch will play the historic Asbury Park stage. Tickets for these events and all others are now available by visiting www.apmff.com.

The APMFF has assembled an impressive panel of judges which includes some of the most powerful figures in the film and music industries today; Tom Bernard (Sony Pictures Classics), Danny Clinch (Photographer & Film Maker), Adam Block  (Legacy Recordings Sony Music Entertainment), Josh Braun (Submarine Entertainment), Eric Eisner (L+E Productions), Vinnie Favale (CBS Late Night Programming), Tom Jones (Halo Group), Jeff Rosen (Producer and Bob Dylan’s Manager), Steve Gorelick (The NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission) and Shelli Sonstein (iHeart Media/Q104.3 FM).

Schedule for 2016 Asbury Park Music In Film Festival


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House of Independents
Screening of “Riding Giants” and “The Endless Stoke,” 6 p.m., $10. 
Screening of “Dark Fall” and Parlor Mob performance, 9:30 p.m., $25 in advance/$35 at the door. 
Paramount Theatre 
Festival VIP Party, 5:30 p.m. 
NJ Premiere of “Miles Ahead” with Don Cheadle with Q&A and performance by Vince Wilburn, Jr and Keyon Harrold, 7 p.m., $35 in advance/$45 at the door. 
Wonder Bar
Pat Guadagno Band with Rob Paparozzi, 9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 
Stone Pony 
Bobby Bandiera Band with Gene Cornish and John Eddie & His Dirty Ol’ Band, 8:30 p.m., $25 in advance/$30 at the door.

House of Independents
Screening of “Two Trains Runnin”, Q&A with Benjamin Hedin, Amanda Petrusich and Friends, with short performance with Grammy Award Winner Chris Thomas King, 1:00 p.m., $20.
Screening of “Waiting for my Real Life” with Colin Hay followed by a short performance by Colin Hay, 4 p.m., $25.
NJ Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics Frank Zappa film “Eat That Question” and Q&A followed by Project Object performance, 7:30 p.m., $50 for film, Q&A and performance by Project Object or $20 for Project Object performance only at (10pm).
Paramount Theatre
Screening of “Grateful Dawg” followed by a performance from The Glimmer Grass Band, 2:30 p.m.

Making of a Grateful Dead documentary followed by a discussion with Eric Eisner (L+E Productions), Justin Kreutzmann and Friends, 5:15pm.

$20 includes both.
Wonder Bar
The Business of Music and Film workshop with Adam Block – President Legacy Recordings Sony Music Entertainment and Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment, 1 p.m., $20. 
Made in Asbury Park workshop – a discussion with recording artists, producers, label and studio owners, band managers and Grammy winners that are calling Asbury Park their creative base. 2:30 p.m., $10. 
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, 9:30 p.m, $10 in advance/$15 at the door.

Stone Pony 
John Kadlecik Band, 9 p.m., $20 in advance/$25 at the door. 
Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) 
Screening of “American Hardcore,” noon.     
Screening of “It Might Get Loud,” 2:30 p.m. 
Screening of “Muscle Shoals,” 5:00 p.m.

$15 includes all three screenings.     

Salt Studios
Screening of “The Opening Act with a performance by Grammy nominated Linda Chorney, noon, $15.
Screening of “A Good Life” with a Joe Grushecky Q&A, 2:30 p.m., $10.
“A Taste of Film – cocktail reception and screening hosted by Celebrity Cruises”, 6 p.m.  $25 (limited to 30 tickets)
Parlor Gallery
Festival Submission Screenings starting at noon, $10.
Art 629 Gallery
“Growing Up Dead” panel with Justin Kreutzmann and Jim Dowd, noon, $10.

Screening of Warrior Road, 1:25pm, $10

Sneak peek of the Upstage Club documentary with Tom Jones and Jean Mikle, 6pm. $10
The Saint
Festival submissions – Music documentaries and shorts, 1 p.m., $10.

Screening of Jeff Buckley’s “You and I” and Q&A with director Sam Erickson 6pm $10

House of Independents
A peek into the Bob Dylan Archives with Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli and Photographer/Film Maker Danny Clinch, 1pm.  $25.

Screening of “American Epic” and Q&A with Adam Block and Bernard MacMahon, 3 p.m., $15.
Paramount Theatre
Screening and discussion of “Bayou Maharajah,” and all things New Orleans as well as an intimate look into the collaborations between Danny Clinch and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. With special screening of their film, “Live at Preservation Hall: Louisiana Fairytale” 1:15 p.m., $20. 
Wonder Bar
Quincy Mumford and Thomas Wesley Stern, 3:30 p.m., $10.
Stone Pony
Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Tangiers Blues Band with special guests Nicole Atkins and Chris Thomas King, 7:30 p.m., $25.


Barnabas Health is the Founding Partner of the 2016 Asbury Park Music In Film Festival dedicated to serving all in our community.

The Festival is also honored to have Celebrity Cruises, Shop Rite, JCP&L, New Jersey Natural Gas and Two River Community Bank as valued partners for the Festival.



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