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Brian Keene’s The Ties That Bind
GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL
SATURDAY APRIL 4th, 2009
ASBURY PARK NJ
Yes folks, that’s right. We have a date and time!
Even though Ties IS screening the weekend before at a much smaller festival, the Garden State Film Festival will be our big premiere.
Luckily, we got a great time slot (Saturday night 8ish is always the best!). However, this does mean that we’ll be play directly against whatever “big” movie is playing at the festival at the Paramount this year. But whatevs. We tied for “audience choice” last year with the big film, so I’m confident we can do it again!
And we got a great venue, too. Though The Paramount Theater is the big one for this festival, The Berkeley is just as good, if not better, for this film. It’s a gorgeous, historic hotel that dates back to the glory days of Asbury Park. And it’s directly next to the hub of the film festival, The Paramount.
Not only that, but it seats 300 people! Which, compared to last year’s screening at The Wonder Bar (fit 150 people, and we squeezed in 200), is pretty good. We’ll be in the Continental Room (make sure you go to the right place, there’s another room with another screening block at 9PM!)
In any event, you are all welcome to come!
Let me give you a breakdown of how the screenings work, though. You buy a pass for a “block” of film screenings. Each block is about 2 hours long. Within that block, you usually get one “feature” (that’s a relative term, here, however) and a bunch of shorts. Usually the block is tied together by a common theme. The theme for this block seems to be “Free for all” though. Seriously. We got horror, animation, thriller, comedy…everything! If anything, the theme is Kevin Interdonato, as he is in TWO of the films (Ties and the feature for our block).
Anyway, the idea is to get there early to get a good seat. If you get there late, and the seats are filled, you probably won’t be let in (until after the screening starts, and then we’ll sneak you in).
Tickets are $10, and weekend passes are $45. Weekend passes are now on sale, but I’m sure you don’t want that. Give it a day or two, and regular tickets will go on sale.
Check out https://gsff09.withoutabox.com/ and click on PASSES to buy tickets. You have to find the screening you want, and then select the BUY TICKETS link right next to it!
Or, just visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/56875 to purchase tickets directly for this screening.
There’s an opening night party on Friday night, but it was lame as hell last year. If enough of you guys want to come out and actually do come out, I have no problem getting a couple of rooms at the Berkeley (or somewhere else) for the night, and partying with you guys into the wee hours of the morning to celebrate the film.
So, if you’re in the area April 4th, please, please, please, PLEASE! come out and support the film. I’d love to have you there!!