OK, now that I’ve got your attention I have to confess that I’m not going to be sharing the screen with America’s favorite Jerseyites — it’s actually something much cooler. Deconstructing Dad is being shown at the ATP festival on October 2nd in Asbury Park, NJ — which is of course an ultra famous Jersey shore town known for it’s music scene.
ATP stands for All Tomorrow’s Parties — and they know how to throw great ones — this UK based clan stages festivals throughout the UK and for the last couple of years has sponsored events in the USA. Rolling Stone magazine has called ATP event “The Perfect Rock Festival.” And several of my UK friends have let me know how very special these relatively intimate events are.
The legendary UK trip-hop group Portishead are the co-curators of the festival and the film section is being curated by the equally legendary Criterion Collection. The film is being shown at 11:30 am at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park. Admission is free as it is to all films in the program which include a lot of classics, such as my friend Bob Downey‘s Putney Swope, Belle de Jour, 12 Angry Men, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas many more — good company to be in for my film! And me as well, as I will be there introducing my film, and then doing a brief Q&A. Hope to see you there!