Posted by: Drew | March 29, 2008

4CHOSEN – They never made it past 7A…

In Part 4 of our coverage of the 6th Garden State Film Festival we look at 4CHOSEN, a documentary that slams home a story from the darker side of New Jersey’s history that should not be forgotten.

On Thursday, April 3 2008 The 6th Garden State Film Festival will host Starline Films’ theatrical documentary, 4CHOSEN, with special guest talk-show host Montel Williams at a special red carpet premiere screening at the famed Paramount Theater, 1300 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ.

(7 p.m. red carpet arrivals, 8 p.m. screening, reception to follow).

While not the warm and fuzzy topics we usually discuss, this was a real life event and part of New Jersey ‘s history. 4CHOSEN tells the story of four young minority basketball players from New York City who were traveling to North Carolina for a college basketball showcase when they were profiled by two NJ State Troopers and shot 13 times. A powerful team of attorneys led by Johnnie Cochran assisted them as they rebuilt their lives and influenced major law changes. April 23, 2008 marks the 10 year anniversary of this incident. This documentary, produced and directed by actor Jon Doscher and narrated by Montel Williams, features interviews with Reverend Al Sharpton, Peter Neufeld, Barry Scheck, and Wynton Marsalis.

Tickets for the special screening and reception are $25 and can be purchased at the event; or on the Garden State Film Festival web site and at www.starlinefilms.com. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Montel Williams MS Foundation, and support the 6th Annual Garden State Film Festival.

Thanks to Nanette Leonard for the press release

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