[Studio NYC] Asbury Shorts Film Concert – Teaneck, NJ

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the Asbury Shorts acclaimed program provides the public a rare opportunity to see international, award winning films.  The show’s director, Doug LeClaire will talk about the Shorts prior to Sunday’s screening.


Contact: Doug LeClaire

Asbury Shorts New York: 30th Anniversary “SHORT FILM CONCERT” comes to
The Puffin Cultural Forum on Saturday March 13th @7:30pm and Sunday March 14th @ 4:00pm.
Highlights include award winning short films by Director Jason Reitman(“Up in the Air”, “JUNO”)
and an opening live performance by Primordial Jazz Funktet.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Teaneck, NJ) – Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest running annual
short film exhibition, now entering it’s 30th Anniversary season, will present their acclaimed program
of international award winning shorts at The Puffin Cultural Forum on Saturday, March 13th and
Sunday March 14th. Primordial Jazz Funktet will open the Saturday night program with a live
performance beginning @ 7:30pm; the films begin @ 8:00pm. The Sunday, March 14th film program,
will begin @ 4:00pm. Suggested donation for both shows is $15 general admission. Reservations are
recommended: . The Puffin Cultural Forum, a project of the Puffin
Foundation, Ltd., is located at: 20 Puffin Way (Formerly East Oakdene Ave. off of Teaneck Road) in
Teaneck, NJ. Call 201?836?3499.

Asbury Shorts NY routinely screens classic short films from the past, combined with new
international film festival winners, providing the public a rare opportunity to see world?class films in
a theatrical setting rather than on a computer or iPod. Highlights of the program include 2 shorts
directed by Jason Reitman, whose feature film “Up in the Air” is currently in theatres nationwide and
won Best Screenplay at the 2010 Golden Globes. Mr. Reitman was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for
his mega hit film “JUNO.” The two Sundance Film Festival honorees are: “Consent,” a 6 minute comedy from 2005 about two young lovers seeking some very special protection before committing
romantically and “In God We Trust,” the tale of a recently deceased young man who must return to
earth and earn points for admittance to Heaven. Also featured in the approximately 2 hour showcase
is “Super Powers” from NY filmmakers Jeremy Kipp Walker and John Walker, winner of “Best
Narrative Short Film” at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and Oscar Winner “Father & Daughter” 2001?
Best Animated Short from Belgium. An Asbury Shorts evening combines the absolute best in Live
Action Comedy, Drama and outstanding Animation.

For more info: www.asburyshortsnyc.com or call

Primordial Jazz Funktet, originally from Atlanta, plays many compositions by its founder,
Dan Furman. The music is strongly influenced by funk, traditional jazz, hip hop and world music
sounds. They will perform only before the film show on Saturday night, March 13th. You can visit:
www.danfurman.com for further information about PJF.

The Puffin Cultural Forum is a project of the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., which, through the arts,
encourages dialog about issues important to the community. The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. underwrites
this and all other Puffin Cultural Forum events and programs in order to make it possible for
everyone to attend.


Jason Reitman, (Director: “Up in the Air”, “JUNO”, “Thank You for Smoking”)
“The Best Short Film Show I’ve ever seen”

Olympia Dukakis, Academy Award winning actress
“I had a wonderful time as Guest Host. It’s a fabulous show!”

John Turturro, (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, “The Bronx is Burning”, “The Big
Lebowski”) Actor & Asbury Host

“I wish there were more forums like Asbury for people to see two hours of good films.”

John Avildsen, director “Rocky” & Asbury Host
“If it hadn’t been for the Asbury Film Festival, I wouldn’t have known about “The Lunch

Bob Balaban, (“2010”, Close Encounters”, “Seinfeld”) Actor & Asbury Host
“More fun than the New York Film Festival.”

Andrew Bergman, director “The Freshman” & Asbury Host
“A really different film experience — and they show great cartoons too!”

Executive Producer, Bob Fisher
Celsius Pictures, National TV commercial production company
“What a great night. I loved every one of the shorts.”

Director of Photography, Tom Houghton
“Rescue Me” on FX starring Dennis Leary
“Great evening, terrific films.”

David Leibowitz
“It was my wife’s and my pleasure to attend. The films were great, the theatre beautiful.
When you spoke about these films, there was a knowledge, understanding, and passion
that was conveyed to the audience.”

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