"Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp;
Guns aren't lawful;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live."
Written by Dorothy Parker x Narrated, filmed & edited by Adam Nelson 03/31/2020
Music Gavin Luke | Feeling Alright
"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is strange with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."
Written by John Greenleaf Whittier x
Narrated, filmed & edited by Adam Nelson 03/30/2020
Music Aesyme | Ain’t No Rich Girl
"there are worse things than
but it often takes decades
to realize this
and most often
when you do
it’s too late
and there’s nothing worse
Written by Charles Bukowski
Oh, Yes | From War All the Time
Narrated, filmed & edited by Adam Nelson 03/29/2020
Music Snake City | Won’t Hold Back Tonight (Instrumental)
Tomorrow x Today
"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Written by William Shakespeare | Macbeth
Narrated, filmed & edited by Adam Nelson 03/26/2020
Music ES Beat Coast
I writing with great hope that each of you are powerfully persevering during this time of great precaution. That the foundation of your family, friends, and colleagues are sheltered in safekeeping.
As we contend with global concerns that threaten any semblance of stability and safeguard, I am reminded these are the moments that matter.
Since inception, the wealth of our work has traversed every imaginable sphere and space from arts and culture, retail and hospitality, publishing and automotive, to design and architecture.
The pain I feel for those who have been adversely affected is staggering.
Entrepreneurs who enlightened, engaged, and innovated. Brands who made bold and beautiful broad strokes. Artists that electrified and enthralled. Now lost in a new world order where work for so many has been eliminated or culturally cratered.
And yet, as solemn as it seems, I am resolved to use the full resources of my firm, the might and muscle of manpower, to aid, enliven, and uplift.
I care deeply about those who face unequivocal adversity. Who no longer have the means to make momentary magic.
To those who are severely struggling, I am happy to offer marketing & promotional services free of charge.
We have optimistic opportunities among us. To share stories, soundtracks, and singularity.
To seek and ascend.
Community through comfort can be contagious. Feel free to reach out to figure a way forward.
Wishing you a wealth of health.
x Adam Nelson
Founder, W O R K H O U S E
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ASBURY PARK, NJ - In light of the global COVID-19 crisis, and the announcement from the Governor of the State of New Jersey further restricting public gatherings, GSFF 2020 will be presented virtually through parallel and dynamic digital streaming. Physical festival events such as industry activities, workshops, and panels have been canceled. Films will now be showcased online out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees.
The 2020 Garden State Film Festival, which brings over 25,000 attendees annually, was set to take place over 5 days in Asbury Park, from 25 - 29 March 2020. Although, GSFF is an international festival that screens locally within venues found in the city of Asbury Park, NJ, and the surrounding area the GSFF 2020 digital experience provides a new reach, global in scale, to a legion of film fans who can now view the festival on their computer, tablets, or mobile devices and from the comfort of their own homes.
GSFF will be honoring official GSFF 2020 screening tickets in 2021.*This does not include the black-tie awards dinner.
Celebrating its 18th anniversary, the artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and underscores this spirit through dramatic screenings and unparalleled film collaborations attracting a diverse audience. Each year the Garden State Film Festival presents world premieres, high-profile films, industry panels, and celebrity guests. The 2020 edition, now launching via live stream, will deliver a five-day online program stocked with over 240 films, for accredited ticket buyers to view virtually within the wake of coronavirus considerations.
MEDIA REQUESTS Interested media who wish to interview Garden State Film Festival Executives, film talent, obtain screening entry contact WORKHOUSE, CEO, Adam Nelson via email@example.com or telephone +1 212.645. 8006
“Although impacted by the coronavirus pandemic which has forced the cancellation of the Garden State Film Festival’s annual event, we believe the opportunity to venture into a new digital frontier can serve as a blueprint for festivals worldwide and we look forward to bringing global film fans GSFF 2020 through online and virtual exposures. It promises to be a celebration of independent film that you can’t see anywhere else, all from the comfort of your home. Our top priority remains with the health and well-being of all those involved in this global event” - Lauren Concar Sheehy, Executive Director, Garden State Film Festival
"Our frontline efforts right now must be to aggressively mitigate the potential for exposure and further spread. We are taking this step because social distancing works. It is our best chance to 'flatten the curve' and mitigate the chance of rapid spread, so we can respond to this public health emergency in an even more focused manner." – Governor, State of New Jersey, Phil Murphy
“At this time of uncertainty, when many are exercising social distancing and refraining from public gatherings, our Board of Directors wants to assure the opportunity for our fans — both in New Jersey and globally —the opportunity to experience the high-quality entertainment our festival offers in a safe and meaningful way”, comments Garden State Film Festival Chairman, Eric Ascalon. Towards this, we intend to “virtually” reach not only our traditional attendees but also an expanded homebound audience yearning to interface with the arts."
GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL | 2020 LIVE STREAM SCREENINGS
From your computer, mobile device or tablet
Wednesday, 25 March Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket *distribution approval pending.
Thursday, 26 March GSFF State-Wide Field Trip *subject to closings | Open to schools only with registration. ESports and Virtual Reality hosted by Joshua Kell, CEO of eSports Integration and Horizon AVL System Integration. Registered Schools will receive their link with access to the webinar.
Thursday, 26 March 26 Meet the Filmmaker where you can see previews of upcoming films, and start planning your viewing weekend. QT8: The First Eight screens at 8pm EST
Friday, 27 March on your computer, Team Marco screens at 8:30pm EST.
Saturday, 28 March Film screenings 10am EST each day and run to 10pm EST
Sunday, 29 March Film screenings 10am EST each day and run to 10pm EST
Festival’s events are listed along with the film screening schedule on the GSFF’s website at www.gsff.org
The Garden State Film Festival presents 2020 virtual screenings of films with notable talent including Linda Hamilton (Terminator), Matthew Modine (Stranger Things), Robert Patrick (Terminator), Ashley Platz (Grey’s Anatomy), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap), Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver), Dash Mihok (Ray Donovan), Uzo Abuda (Orange is the New Black), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Richard E. Grant (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Frank Stallone (Rocky), Cathy Moriarity (Raging Bull), M Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner), Xander Berekely (The Walking Dead), Jessica Siposa (DC’s Legend’s of Tomorrow), Joel McHale (Ted), Jason Mewes (Clerks), Supermodels Chanel Iman, Elsa Hosk, Jessica Stam, Nadine Leopold, John Carter Cash (Walk the Line), Sam Waterston (Law & Order), Catherine Hardwicke (Director, Lords of Dogtown), Lou Gossett Jr (Officer and a Gentlemen), Evan Handler (Sex and the City), Garry Pastore (The Deuce, The Sopranos), Barry Primus (The Irishman), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead), Kevin Kane (Inside Amy Schumer), Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Tate Donovan (Argo), memorial music video for Avicii by Chris Martin (Coldplay), original music by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), The Bouncing Souls, members of Gaslight Anthem, Travis Barker (Blink 182), James Arthur (musician), NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal’s award-winning film Foster Boy, and many more.
TICKETS The Garden State Film Festival’s 2020 virtual film event will remain the same with film blocks beginning and ending during the previously scheduled days and times. You can buy a ticket for an individual film block or get the unlimited all-access Multi-Pass for maximum fun. With the multi-pass, you can view as many films as you wish during the days and times listed in the film block schedule. All ticket holders will be able to log into the live stream with a unique password. Our patrons and fans who have already purchased the Multi-Pass are still able to see all film blocks during the scheduled time. All screenings are presented in Eastern Standard time.
Single block screening tickets are $15, All-access Multi-Passes are $55.
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Hardly healthy lick smacks & news from the tip of the tongue.
Washington Post | The flood of coronavirus jokes is utterly humanElahe Izadi and Marisa Iati
March 13, 2020 at 11:56 a.m. EDTStephen Colbert stood in front of his live studio audience — his last for the foreseeable future — and told jokes for roughly 10 minutes about what’s on everyone’s mind.
“This coronavirus … it’s making people nervous,” he said Wednesday. “It’s making people anxious. But I think at a time like this we all need to laugh, to be together,” and then backing away, “from a distance of about 20 feet.”
In between blaring headlines about schools shutting their doors, the NBA suspending its season and frantic questions about the future, regular people are turning to the most human of ways to cope: humor.
Network late-night hosts this week devoted entire monologues to the novel coronavirus, “which, as you know was started by Netflix to get more people to watch more of their television,” Jimmy Kimmel quipped Wednesday night. Governments and comedians around the world are making funny public-service announcements about hygiene. Teens are creating dark TikToks about ignoring impending doom. Twitter is full of jokes about the new meaning of “cancel culture.”
I was born in New York.
And like a West Broadway Woody Allen
will slip silently into the City’s silky steam
once I kick my final cobblestone
But before those subway doors close
and the taxi speeds to a stop
I will have known the exact height,
beat, and flow
Of our basketball boulevards
Madison Avenue mistletoe
My city serenade is carved into the
Grand Canyons of graffiti
and Bronx beatboxes
From stroller-filled sidewalks
To East Indian Parades
From punks to gay pride
The heel clicks of my hometown
Shall never subside
The moxie of my Manhattan
Is soundtracked by
the mixology of muscle
It is a celebration of stardust
For the mom & pop - street vendor -co/op- librarian hip hop- to the beauty of the boroughs - full stop.
I Love New York now more than ever
In any weather
Written, filmed, produced, edited & romanced by Adam Nelson
Explorer in Chief | Downtown Manhattan | Dream Job @Downtownnyc
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