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Actor, director and producer Danny DeVito and music group Sublime with Rome will serve as the two anchors of the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, which runs from April 27-29 in Asbury Park, N.J.
DeVito will appear as part of an An Evening with Danny DeVito on April 28 at the Paramount Theatre. The program will include video vignettes, a discussion and a Q&A session.
DeVito, who was born in Neptune, N.J., and raised in Asbury Park, before going on to make his mark in television series like Taxi and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as movies such as One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms of Endearment, Romancing The Stone, Twins, Ruthless People and Tin Men.
A principal of Jersey Film’s 2nd Avenue, successor company of Jersey Films, he has also served as a producer on such films as Erin Brockovich, Pulp Fiction and Out of Sight.
“I’m honored to be part of this year’s Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, and look forward to coming home,” DeVito said. “Asbury Park has been an important part of my life, and this will be a great night at the Paramount Theatre!”
Sublime with Rome features Rome (vocals, guitar), Sublime bassist and co-founder Eric Wilson and drummer Carlos Verdugo. The California-based trio has released two studio albums thus far, with 2015’s Sirens placing in the top five on both the U.S. Rock and U.S. Indie charts.
“We can’t wait to come play the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival,” said Wilson. “So many great bands have played at Convention Hall over the years and we are ready to add our name to the list. We hope the fans are ready too.”
In addition to Sublime with Rome, the festival’s musical lineup will also include Built to Spill, North Mississippi All-Stars, Low Cut Connie, Bobby Bandiera and Friends and Patrick Davis and His Midnight Choir, with more performers to be announced.
Also being featured at the festival are the films Long Strange Trip, about the Grateful Dead, which will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the film’s producers Eric Eisner and Justin Kreutzmann, and the world premiere of Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors
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