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What do you do at the end of an easy monday when there’s no waves to be had?

A beautiful short film, shot and edited by Paul Cali.


Ralph Gibson: Artist’s Lecture and Image Presentation

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 8pm
Venue: Cafe Volan, 510 Bangs Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Admission: $10 All admissions at the door, cash only. No advance sales or reservations.


Ralph Gibson studied photography while in the U.S. Navy and then at the San Francisco Art Institute. He began his professional career as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and went on to work with Robert Frank on two films. Gibson has maintained a lifelong fascination with books and book-making. Since the appearance of “The Somnambulist” in 1970, his work has been steadily impelled towards the printed page. To date, he has produced over 40 monographs, his most current projects being “State of the Axe” which was published by Yale University Press in Fall of 2008 and “Nude” by Taschen, 2009. His photographs are included in over 150 museum collections around the world, including the The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and have appeared in hundreds of exhibitions.



Ralph Gibson: “I didn’t choose photography. Photography chose me.” Gibson is member of LM100 and photographed the portraits of his fellow members. Le Méridien’s experiences are defined and enriched by a group of cultural innovators and artists called Le Méridien 100. The group comprises a global array of visionaries, from painters to photographers, musicians to designers, chefs to architects. In this short film Gibson discusses his personal history and his approach to making photographs.


Ralph Gibson has worked exclusively with the Leica for almost 50 years and here is an exclusive interview for Leica Camera.

A mesmerizing performance by guitarist Nels Cline and painter Norton Wisdom, both masters of their medium. Armed with his guitar and effects, Cline creates lush soundscapes brought about by Wisdom’s brush-stroke spontaneity. Wisdom in turn follows Cline’s auditory twists creating and recreating the same canvas.

A Windows Have Eyes/Michael Lucio Sternbach production.

A beautiful piece of psychedelic video art by our friend Puddin Aylward, featuring a score by the Asbury Park-based ensemble American Cloud Songs.
More of Pud’s work can be found on his blog.
And check out American Could Song’s MySpace page.

A short by our friend Douglas Parent. . . an official selection at last year’s New York Surf Film Festival.



** The New York Surf Film Festival strives every year to curate an exhibition of the highest quality surf films from around the world.  We create an annual pilgrimage that gives the surfing community and general public a spotlight in the city to celebrate the filmmaking craft,  honor the heritage, and learn about the new movements within and surrounding the surf lifestyle.  We connect  filmmakers, athletes, friends and family together to enjoy the beauty and stories that are captured on camera.

A screening of the award-winning documentary Circo, followed by a conversation and Q&A with the film’s director Aaron Schock.

Date: Friday, September 30, 2011, at 8pm
Venue: Cafe Volan, 510 Bangs Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Admission: $10  All admissions at the door, cash only. No advance sales or reservations.


Set within a century-old traveling circus, CIRCO is an intimate portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict that threatens this once-vibrant family tradition. Tino, the ringmaster, is driven by his dream to lead his parents’ circus to success and corrals the energy of his whole family, including his four young children, towards this singular goal. But his wife Ivonne is determined to make a change. Feeling exploited by her in-laws, she longs to return to her kids a childhood lost to laboring in the circus.

Filmed along the backroads of rural Mexico, this cinematic road movie opens the viewer to the luminous world of a traveling circus while examining the universal themes of family bonds, filial responsibility, and the weight of cultural inheritance. Through an intricately woven story of a marriage in trouble and of a century-old family tradition that hangs in the balance, CIRCO asks: To whom and to what should we ultimately owe our allegiances?

ABOUT AARON SCHOCK  (Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Writer) 
Aaron Schock holds a MA in government from Columbia University and worked for several years in non-profit community development in New York City before moving into filmmaking. His first film, Song of Roosevelt Ave. (2005), an award-winning documentary short about undocumented immigrants in Queens, has played in over a dozen film festivals around the world, including Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Missoula), Artivist (Los Angeles), Urban TV (Madrid), DOCNZ (Auckland and Wellington) and at the Queens Museum of Art (NYC). CIRCO is his first feature.

An evening of short films, video art, live music, and conversation with guitarist, sonic experimentalist and visual artist Vernon Reid.

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 8pm
Venue: Cafe Volan, 510 Bangs Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Host: Jeff Raspe, music director and on-air host at WBJB-FM (90.5 The NIGHT)
Admission: $10  All admissions at the door, cash only. No advance sales or reservations.

Vernon Reid is a Grammy Award-winning guitarist, composer and boundary-bending artist who began with the downtown New York jazz/funk/punk  scene, lead the pioneering multi-platinum rock band Living Colour, and has collaborated with creative spirits ranging from Carlos Santana, Public Enemy, Defunkt, and African singer Salif Keita to choreographers Bill T. Jones and Donald Byrd.  He composed and performed Bring Your Beats, a children’s program for BAM. He produces artists like James “Blood” Ulmer.  He composed the scores for GHOSTS OF ATTICA and ALMOST HOME, and was the music supervisor for the Charles Stone film MR. 3000, starring Bernie Mac.  He founded the Black Rock Coalition in1984 to help combat the pigeonholing of African-American musicians.  A talented multimedia artist and curator, Vernon created Artificial Afrika, using animation, computer graphics and public domain media to explore historic, often racist myths and inventions that continue to define the idea of Africa and its culture.