Film Festival focuses on indies, N.J. themes

April 4, 2008

The gathering crowd shuffled inward toward the Grand Arcade Thursday, eager to celebrate in grand fashion the opening of the sixth annual Garden State Film Festival. In honor of the “4Chosen” premiere at The Paramount Theatre later that evening, the red-carpet event was hosted by the film narrator, Montel Williams, and featured a special vocal […]

“4Chosen” Focuses on Racial Profiling

April 4, 2008

“4Chosen,” a 48-minute documentary about the 1998 Turnpike shootings that led to a national examination of racial profiling, opened this year’s Garden State Film Festival, which continues through tomorrow in Asbury Park.

From Dropout to Director

April 1, 2008

He doesn’t believe in luck; timing is everything On the wall beside Jon Doscher’s desk hangs a photo of a fleet of white trucks. It is Doscher’s proxy for a college diploma. Without those trucks, he would not have a black director’s chair, and Upper Saddle River office on Route 17, or a poster of […]