Greetings from Asbury Park is debuting at the New Jersey International Film Festival on Saturday, May 31st, at 8pm. From the film’s website:
Angie, 91, lived through three decades of rust, riot and ruin in Asbury Park, the one-time postcard paradise. Now the tiny bungalow that she has called home, for half her life, will be seized by eminent domain.
Hundreds of homes, apartment buildings, local businesses, are boarded up, ready for the wrecking ball. In fact, 29 city blocks — 56 acres of waterfront property and historic boardwalk attractions— now belong to a private developer and will be razed to make way for 3,100 luxury condominiums, an ersatz city within a city…
Angie picks up the real estate listings, and scans them with her magnifying glass. Where can I afford to go, she wonders. Angie’s attorney arrives and tries to explain her options: a court case. The outcome: Maybe enough money for half a studio apartment. The reality: She is facing her last summer in this house.
You don’t want to miss this film. The festival is being held at Rutgers University: Scott Hall, #123 43 College Avenue, New Brunswick, N.J. For tickets call (732) 932-8482 or e-mail NJMAC@aol.com. For more information about the film, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.