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"Barbara" at The ShowRoom

2/2/2013

Location: The ShowRoom

Description: “Barbara”
Rated (PG-13), 105 min. German/English subtitles

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Sat., Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


In short: East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. She must weigh her absolute dedication to her patients against a potential escape to the West, and her newfound attraction to a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit.

"Beware of Mr. Baker" at The ShowRoom

2/2/2013

Location: The ShowRoom

Description: “Beware of Mr. Baker”
Rated (NR), 100 min.


Sat., Feb. 2 at 3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.


In short: Born in South East London the same week the Nazis began bombing, Ginger Baker’s first memory was running after a train that carried his father off to death in WWII. From his music to his life, at the expense of family and fortune, Ginger would never be left behind on the tracks again. Though best known for his work with Eric Clapton in Cream and Blind Faith, the world’s greatest drummer did not hit his stride until years later in 1972 when he drove the first Range Rover ever produced from London to Nigeria in pursuit of the African rhythms and musical icon, Fela Kuti. There he found his Mecca of drumming, introducing the African beat and “world music” to the West, years before any other musicians in the field.

"Sound City" at The ShowRoom

2/2/2013

Location: The ShowRoom

Description: “Sound City”
Rated (NR), 106 min.


Sat., Feb. 2 at 9:30 p.m.


In short: Deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, was rock n’ roll’s best kept secret: Sound City. America’s greatest unsung recording studio housed a one-of-a-kind console, and as its legend grew, seminal bands and artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana all came out to put magic to tape. Directed by Dave Grohl and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums at the studio, Sound City doesn’t just tell the story of this real-life rock ‘n’ roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music.

"The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action" at The ShowRoom

2/2/2013

Location: The ShowRoom

Description: “The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action”
Rated (NR), 113 min.

Sat., Feb. 2 at 4:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

In short: The ShowRoom will be screening The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action films which include Death of a Shadow, Henry, Curfew, Buzkashi Boys and Asad.

FIRST SATURDAY

2/2/2013

Location: Asbury Park

Description: On the first Saturday of every month, shops and cafes are open late.Our art galleries host opening exhibits. Energy and music fills the air. There is a FREE Trolley from 6-10pm making stops downtown and along the boardwalk. Catch everything that's happening on First Saturday at www.AsburyFirst.com Jan 5, Feb 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug 3, Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, & Dec 7

Saturday Stand Up at The ShowRoom

2/2/2013

Location: The ShowRoom Cinema

Description: Warm up with a night of comic relief at the new ShowRoom Cinema. Don't miss returning headliner Gordon Baker Bone bring the house down with side splitting laughs.

Admission is $10, $5 with a valid student ID.
Visit TheShowRoomAP.com for tickets or call 732-502-0472.

The Black Box Presents - The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

2/2/2013

Location: SICA, 610 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: Black Box Asbury Park will produce a staged reading of the play, “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” on First Saturday, February 2nd, at 7pm, at S.I.C.A., 610 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park. “Steve Jobs,” originally conceived and performed at a solo piece by monologist Mike Daisey, will be divided amongst four actors, who will perform it from iPads, ironically. The play exposes the seedy underbelly of the apparently squeaky-clean image of the tech giant—paying particular attention to the effects on the sweat-shop-style laborers who sometimes suffer life-long negative effects from time spent in Apple’s south-east Asian factories. Creator Mike Daisey took the risky step of releasing the play—royalty-free—to be performed, with minimal restriction, in as creative a way as possible, in order to get the message of the play out to the general public. Steve Jobs” is part of Black Box’s fundraising efforts for its summer production of Alexis Kozak’s new comedy, “0 Days Since Last Miracle.” “This is an opportunity for Black Box to sort of reboot itself and really take up its mission of providing support to up-and-coming artists who might be a step away from being professional artists in their own right,” says Cicciatelli. “We are one of the few organizations creating a professional environment where new work can incubate and grow.”

“The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” will be presented at S.I.C.A., 610 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, on February 2nd, at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or in advance at www.blackboxnj.org.

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