‘Oyster Farmers’ to Screen at Garden State Film Festival in March

Feb 14, 2018
File Photo by: Ryan Morrill

The Garden State Film Festival announced this week that the film “The Oyster Farmers,” directed by Corinne Gray Ruff of Surf City and Angela Andersen of North Beach Haven, will screen at the 2018 Garden State Film Festival, located in Asbury Park.

The feature-length documentary centers on coastal life in New Jersey. The plight of the oyster offers a keyhole view of human impact on the environment. Follow the Eastern Oyster over the last four decades from proliferation, to decimation, to the current resurgence in Barnegat Bay. Through a dynamically fluid visual esthetic, the film’s ethos is a driving force of environmental stewardship and sustainability. Ninety percent of the seafood consumed in the United States is imported. Aquaculture is propelling the sustainable seafood movement around the planet. Oyster farmers are bringing the bay bounty back, from seed to farm to plate.

“We are excited to present ‘The Oyster Farmers’ as a part of our 16th annual film festival in Asbury Park and shine a spotlight on the extraordinary talent from our state,” said Lauren Concar, the festival’s executive director.

The film will screen on Sunday, March 25, from 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Hotel Continental Room during the Garden State Film Festival, which runs from March 22 to 25. Individual screening tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Weekend passes are $50 in advance and $55 at the door. Day passes are also available: Saturday day pass is $30, Sunday day pass is $25. Tickets are available at gsff.org and at festival box offices.

The Garden State Film Festival began in 2003, first held in Asbury Park, later in Atlantic City and, as of this year, back in Asbury Park. For more information, email info@gsff.org—V.F.

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