Asbury Park Music in Film Fest schedule includes ‘Miles Ahead,’ new Frank Zappa doc & more
The Asbury Park Music in Film Festival, which runs on April 8-10, features stuff of interest both to film and music people. The opening night film will be Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, which screened at SXSW and has already garnered some positive reviews. The kick-off happens on April 8 at the Paramount Theater and will feature a Q&A with Cheadle after the movie.
The festival as a whole rests at the intersection of music and film, with screenings of music-related films as well as performances and conversations being held at various venues throughout the weekend. There's a new Frank Zappa doc called Eat That Question that was at Sundance, and some screenings of older music docs like It Might Get Loud, Grateful Dawg, and Muscle Shoals.
There are also performances by people like Colin Hay, Nicole Atkins, Glimmer Grass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Project Object and many more. Check out the full schedule, along with a clip for that Zappa doc and the trailer for Miles Ahead below. Tickets and festival passes are available now.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
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.
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.
Pat Guadagno Band with Rob Paparozzi, 9 p.m., $10 in advance/$12 at the door.
Bobby Bandiera Band with Gene Cornish and John Eddie & His Dirty Ol’ Band, 8:30 p.m., $25 in advance/$30 at the door.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
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).
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
SUNDAY, APRIL 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.
Screening of “American Epic” and Q&A with Adam Block and Bernard MacMahon, 3 p.m., $15.
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.
Quincy Mumford and Thomas Wesley Stern, 3:30 p.m., $10.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Tangiers Blues Band with special guests Nicole Atkins and Chris Thomas King, 7:30 p.m., $25.