The 34th Asbury Shorts Concert - The World’s Best Short Films
“The best short film show I’ve ever seen.”- Jason Reitman, Academy Award nominated director (JUNO, Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking and Young Adult) The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preserving and presenting the artworks of Aidron Duckworth as well as continuing Duckworth’s conversation with the world, encouraging artistic awareness and creativity. The late Aidron Duckworth was a big supporter of film as chair of the art departments at the University of South Dakota and Natal University in South Africa. It is especially for this reason that the museum is so delighted to present the 34th Asbury Shorts Concert. An Asbury Short Film Concert combines award-winning shorts from the past with new international festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to see world-class short films on a real cinema screen. Highlights of the June 26th concert include: “A Poet Long Ago” – from acclaimed director Bob Giraldi and written by famed novelist Pete Hamill. Steve Schirripa (HBO’s “The Sopranos”) and Boris McGiver (Netflix “House of Cards”, HBO’s “The Wire,”) star as two former grammar school classmates who meet by chance and reminisce about those younger days back in Brooklyn. “ASAD” – a remarkable coming of age story of a young Somali boy which was nominated for a 2013 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and is a five-time international film festival winner. Created by renowned independent filmmaker Mitchell Rose, “Globe Trot” is an astonishing international crowd-sourced dance film which was recently awarded the Best Editing honor at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. The Asbury Short Film Concert has been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, The Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, IL, Summer Stage in Central Park, NY, The Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan, NY, The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, Royal Festival Hall in London, UK, and the Leminske Theater in Berlin, Germany to name just a few of the prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed the world’s best short films. Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest running short film exhibition, will present their national touring 34th Short Film Concert at The Flickinger Auditorium at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire on Friday night, June 26th with the first film blasting on the screen at 7:30pm. This special benefit screening is being presented by The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum and is recommended for ages 16 and way above. Tickets cost $15 general admission and can be reserved by calling (603) 469-3444 or via email at Press Contact: Grace Harde (603) 469-3444
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