Mary D. Fisher Theatre joins theaters around the world for special cinematic event
Sedona AZ (May 13, 2019) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present a one-night premiere of “Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘n’ Roll” on Wednesday, May 22 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘n’ Roll” tells the story of the long troubled town of Asbury Park, and how the power of music can unite a divided community.
A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45 years and reducing it to a state of urban blight. A town literally divided by a set of railroad tracks, the riot destroyed the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene, but from the flames of the burning city emerged the iconic Jersey sound.
“Asbury Park” returns Asbury sons Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon and Bruce Springsteen to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after-hours club where they got their start, featuring never before seen interviews and performances. Shuttered for four and a half decades, the Upstage remains a perfect time capsule of the Club which united both sides of the tracks in Asbury and acted as a crucible for young talent. Now, as Asbury Park enjoys its long awaited renaissance, it is music which has brought it back from the dead.
This major theatrical event will also include a bonus feature of never before seen footage, as Van Zandt, Southside Johnny, and Springsteen play a now legendary concert to a sold out Paramount Theater and trade guitar licks with the future of music in Asbury, a group of 11-year-old rockers who prove the best days for the town may just lie ahead.
“Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘n’ Roll” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, May 22 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission and $9 for Film Festival members and students. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.