2019 Garden State Film Festival To Launch In Asbury Park With Star-Studded Red Carpet Gala

Breaking news from our partner, Noodlehead Productions!

The 17th Annual Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) will kick off this year’s screenings of over 245 independent films from around the globe with THE BIRD CATCHER on Friday evening, March 29th at 8:30p.m. at the iconic Paramount Theater in Asbury Park.

Inspired by true events and filmed on location against the backdrop of Norway's spectacular scenery, this feature film is a stunning and captivating story about survival of the spirit in the face of adversity. Set in Trondheim, Norway in 1942, THE BIRD CATCHER follows a 15-year-old Jewish girl named Esther (played with breathtaking brilliance by Sarah-Sofie Boussnina), who finds herself trapped and alone on a Nazi-occupied farm after attempting to flee the round-up of Jews. She is forced to conceal her identity, which in turn leads to a series of choices and consequences that shift the paths of those around her. The film uncovers a hidden slice of history that grips the heart and inspires us all at the deepest level. THE BIRD CATCHER reminds us that even in the darkest of circumstances, kindness still exists, and that good often can, and does, triumph over evil.

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