Andrew Largeman shuffled through life in a lithium-induced coma until his mother's death inspired a vacation from the pills to see what might happen. A moderately successful TV actor living in Los Angeles, "Large" hasn't been home to the Garden State in nine years. But even with 3,000 miles between them, he's been unable to escape his domineering father Gideon and the silencing effect he's had on his son from afar. Stunned to find himself in his hometown after such a long absence, Large finds old acquaintances around every corner living quite unique lives as gravediggers, fast food knights and the panderers of pyramid schemes. Meanwhile, at home, he does his best to avoid a long-simmering but inevitable confrontation with his father. By a twist of fate, Large meets Sam, a girl who is everything he isn't. A blast of color, hope and quirks, Sam becomes a sidekick who refuses to ride in his sidecar. Her warmth and fearlessness give Large the courage to open his heart to the joy and pain of the infinite abyss that is life.
|2.||The Real Housewives of New Jersey
(2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Real Housewives Tell All: Part 1 (2013)
Tune in for never-before-seen footage of everyone's favorite Garden State ladies in a two-part "The Real Housewives of New Jersey Tell All." From extravagant events to several bizarre antics, you don't want to miss the lost footage from this past season. Part 1 of 2.
|3.||The Real Housewives of New Jersey
(2009 TV Series)
Episode: Reunion: Part 1 (2013)
During the 90-minute Reunion Part I, everyone's favorite Garden State ladies, and visits from Joe Giudice, Joe Gorga and Kathy's sister, Rosie, come together to discuss some of this season's most talked about moments and reflect back on the antics from the season. Dr. Venus Nicolino, "Dr. V," also drops by to see where relationships stand since the cast's trip to Lake George.
|4.||The Real Housewives of New Jersey
(2009 TV Series)
Episode: Episode dated 24 August 2014 (2014)
Roses are the flowers of choice in the Garden State as the ladies celebrate Valentine's Day in their own unique ways. Dina eats chocolates alone and contemplates divorce, Teresa hunkers down to save her struggling businesses, Melissa tries to woo her husband to spend more time with her, and Nicole struggles through an awkward family dinner where her boyfriend, Bobby, is given the third degree. And in a shocking turn of events, Victoria Gotti reveals a scandalous rumor to Amber and Teresa that could shake the group's foundation to its core.
|5.||The Real Housewives of New Jersey
(2009 TV Series)
Episode: High Tide, Low Blow (2012)
The Real Housewives of New Jersey are back and things in the Garden State are not coming up roses. Questions as to Jacqueline's absence from the season three reunion are answered. Caroline struggles to fix her friendship with Teresa and receives a long-feared health diagnosis. Jacqueline's daughter, Ashley, has overstayed her welcome at home, resulting in a shocking ultimatum. Tempers flare between Teresa and her brother, Joe, when their families head down to the Jersey Shore. Melissa tries to bring her family back together, but hurtful accusations threaten to destroy her reputation and her marriage.
|6.||The Real Housewives of New Jersey
(2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Real Housewives Tell All, Pt 2 (2013)
Tune in for never-before-seen footage of everyone's favorite Garden State ladies in a two-part "The Real Housewives of New Jersey Tell All." From extravagant events to several bizarre antics, you don't want to miss the lost footage from this past season. Part 2 of 2.
(2011 TV Series)
Episode: South Jersey Sasquatch (2014)
The team visits the Garden State for the first time. After their successful night investigation, they hold a town hall meeting to gather more witnesses. The team investigates a refuge that used to be a cranberry bog trying to prove bigfoots live in NJ.
(2007 TV Series)
Episode: Devil in Jersey (2010)
PRS delves deep into the pine barrens of the Garden State to separate myth from reality about the so-called "Jersey Devil." Accompanied by a cryptozoologist the team interviews eye witnesses and experts in search of the truth: is the "Jersey Devil" actually an undiscovered species or as legend has it, the ghost of a cursed, deformed child?
(1991 TV Series)
Episode: Episode dated 3 August 2004 (2004)
A Conversation About The Movie Garden State, With Actor Zach Braff, Who Is Also The Films Writer And Director, And Actors Natalie Portman And Peter Sarsgaard. Next, Restaurateur Sirio Maccioni And Co-Author Peter Elliot Discuss The Book Sirio: The Story Of My Life And Le Cirque.
|10.||Escape from New Jersey
Picking up right where John Carpenter's "Escape From New York" ended, we find Snake Plissken stuck in New Jersey with his new found freedom on the line when his path crosses that of Armando Barone, the crime kingpin of the Garden State. With his Presidential pardon in Barone's grasp, Snake is once again forced to re-steal the money that got him sent to New York Prison in the first place. Can Snake pull off the job? Will he ever truly be free? But more importantly, can he escape New Jersey?
|11.||My Best Friend's Wife
The late '70s. Vietnam has ended. Watergate has come and gone. Women are burning their bras. The Fonz and Charlies Angels are everywhere. Teens are borrowing the family car to drive to Manhattan with hopes of being picked to enter Studio 54. It is a time of freedom. A time of experimentation. A time where all fantasies can come true - Unfortunately, it is no longer the '70s. How has the "excitement" of the 70's turned into the "blandness" of today? That is the question that plagues Steve Richards and Eric Meyer in the comedy "Grownups." Steve and Eric are average guys living average lives with their average wives in the small suburban town of Freehold, New Jersey. Having been born, raised, and schooled in the Garden State, they are now, in their early 30's, starting to realize that something is lacking in their lives. It's not that their lives are not turning out as expected - it's that they're turning out EXACTLY as expected. Both they and their wives Ami and Claire are dealing with the reality that they are no longer watching MTV, but instead find themselves flipping channels to VH1. They have become grownups. Or at least they are supposed to be. But all four are having trouble dealing with it, and Steve has a job offer in San Francisco. It's something new, something exciting. Yet everybody he knows, everything he has is in Freehold. But maybe that is exactly what he needs. Claire has a great job, great friends, and a great marriage. Moving cross country isn't even a problem for her. But is her lack of problems her problem? Ami, having dropped out of college with twelve credits left, works at a flower shop, biding her time till she can get Eric to understand what she knows deep down what she wants to do - be a mother. In these modern times where phrases like "two income families" are the norm, is it wrong for a woman to want to stay home and raise a family? According to Eric and Ami's passive-aggressive mother who refuses to accept that her daughter is an adult, that answer is "yes". And finally Eric. Eric has married his high school sweetheart, has a good job, his first house, yet he jokes about all the things he's missed in life. How he's never ridden a motorcycle. And having been with one woman his whole life, he loves to make silly jokes about how he, Ami, Steve, and Claire should "swap". After Steve's job opportunity in San Francisco falls through, he comes up with a plan. A plan to do something "wild." A once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the free-thinking lifestyle of the '70s. What if Eric's "joke" became "reality"? "So you don't mind that you missed Woodstock?" he asks a reluctant Eric. "Plato's Retreat? Who'd want to hang out in Hef's grotto with James Caan and three dozen Playmates, when you can grow up with Reaganomics and Rock Hudson's declining health?" Eric, of course, deep down, wants to do it. But convincing his lifelong friend is just the beginning. How does one ask his wife to try something that breaks so many taboos? And even if the answer is "yes," what then? What about the ramifications? And even if everything goes according to Steve's "plan," is it really enough? Will these four be able to move on with their lives and accept the fact that it's time to start acting their age? And could going through with it destroy their marriages and friendships?
Every child dreams to be a hero deep down in his heart. Dreams, can they go beyond the invisible walls? Snow Pirates takes place in Kars, a city inhabited by people from many different cultural backgrounds. It tells the story of a group of children's struggle simply to keep warm. In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups. On the thin line between the good and the bad, right and wrong, past and future; Serhat, Gurbuz and Ibo embark innocently on a struggle they find just. That winter finding coal is an issue every household has in common in the poor neighbourhood. For the children returning from play after school, their houses are no different than the freezing cold outside. Despite queuing up in front of the coal depot every morning together with grownups, they return empty handed. The coincidental remedy for this destitution is also an opportunity that spurs the children's dreams of heroism: The debris of burnt coal, clinker... From here on, before the city is awake, they will collect clinker from the rear garden of the state hospital. The houses have start warming up. While the children are the beloved of their mothers', coal is something that troubles everyone. The resources are fairly limited. A group of other kids have decide to take over all the clinker, our heroes decide, in response, to defend their dignity till the end... Using their wit and determination, Serhat, Gurbuz and Ibo will find new resources, but without realising their step over the thin line that divides 'innocence' from 'crime'. The end of what starts as an innocent game of hunting after a few pieces of clinker for the stove, will also be the end of their future...
(2011 TV Series)
Episode: Bacon Jam Bonanza (2011)
"Skillet St. Food" serves gourmet fare, including sock-eye salmon w/succotash, from a mobile trailer in Seattle. Also spotlighted: Houston's "Oh My. Pocket Pies"; San Francisco's "Liba Falafel"; and the "Garden State Cart" in Portland, Ore.
In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless nineteen-year old boy, Andy Venable, who works for his hard-case dad in a store warehouse during the day and plays drums in a loud heavy-metal band at night. His only clear goal at the moment is to get his sick mother, a devout Catholic, to meet the Pope before she dies. While he's busy with that, he falls for a girl who's totally out of his league and gets discovered by two Broadway producers for a musical talent that just might be his true calling. Andy's a dreamer. But dreaming is easy. It's reality that's hard.
|15.||Invasion for Flesh and Blood
Something strange is afoot in the suburbs of New Jersey! Carnivorous entities from out of this world have invaded the Garden State, seeking out the tastiest dish in the entire universe: human flesh! Now only a gang of burnt-out metalheads and one sexy psychic starlet can stand up to the alien invaders devious plans of world domination and human consumption!
(2010 TV Series)
Combining unmistakable style and no-nonsense attitude, Oxygen's newest docu-series "Jersey Couture" follows a New Jersey family who runs one of the Garden State's most sought-after destinations for extravagant women's formal wear. The Scalis (aka Jersey's First Family of Fashion) reveal how their tight-knit family manages to live and work together while running their glamorous, over-the-top dress shop, Diane & Co. From prom dresses to mother-of-the bride gowns, leopard print to gold sequins, Diane & Co. has it all. Owned by the Scali family, Diane & Co. is the fashion playground for Diane's daughters, Kimberly and Christina, who are the eyes into this world of high fashion and family hi-jinks. Kimberly's business sense and Christina's fairytale aspirations make a great combination, but mixing family with business sometimes proves to have its challenges. Ultimately, the clients reap the rewards of the talented Scali family because at the end of the day, it's all about providing women with a Cinderella experience of a lifetime!
|17.||No Small Parts
NO SMALL PARTS is the heartwarming and inspirational short documentary about a group of kids looking to forge their identity as they try to put on the first musical their school has ever done. With almost no experience and just a few weeks until opening night, the kids draw on their diverse backgrounds to make the show a success - from Juliette who's conflicted over not being cast as the lead, to Luis the inner city dreamer whose showbiz aspirations are at odds with his intense stage fright. As school theater programs continue to face budget cuts, this light-hearted backstage drama takes on greater social significance as proof of the importance of arts education in every kid's development. From auditions to the curtain call, NO SMALL PARTS is proof that you don't need to have the most lines to find your voice. NO SMALL PARTS is an official selection of Miami Short Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, Atlanta Shorts Fest, Garden State Film Festival, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, and Creative Week in New York City.
|18.||Idiots Are Us
Deep in the heart of the garden state, the worlds greatest bachelor party is being planned. Things seem to be going smoothly until the unthinkable happens. New Jersey's two biggest idiots, Mo & Doyle get involved. The groom to be is kidnapped and all fingers point to Mo and Doyle. These two morons along with the help of their friend Kira, try to set things straight. Experience the madness and mayhem that ensues when these three childhood friends pimp punk rock infamy in IDIOTS ARE US...
|19.||The Quest for Cloves
Meet five girls that are Garden State, but not garden variety. Upon hearing that clove cigarettes were to be banned, five goth girls and a pug set out on a road-trip across two whole counties attempting to stock up on their most cherished accessory. These brave girls gave it their all, driving nearly twenty-five minutes a day and misplacing a dear friend in the process. Mischief and mayhem ensue as tempers run high, patience wears thin and all sanity and reason fall by the wayside. Cleverly written and solidly executed, this is the first feature film by Shinkix Productions.
|20.||Farm Fresh in the Garden State
Farm Fresh in the Garden State is a documentary made for TV that examines the movement toward locally produced foods in the most unlikely of places. We visit a cooperative farmer's market in Trenton New Jersey where we talk to an Amish giant, a recovering wino lawyer, a honey farmer, and lots of other interesting characters. Its a film so fresh that you will even get to squeeze the local melons.
|21.||The Farmer and the Horse
Farming in the Garden State is tough. It's even tougher without a tractor. In New Jersey, farmland is more expensive than anywhere else. It's not an easy place to try to start a career as a farmer. But for a new generation of farmers inspired by sustainability, everything seems possible. Even a farm powered by draft horses. Follow filmmaker Jared Flesher as he follows farmers Tom, Matt, and Aubrey out of the suburbs and back to the land. Way back.
|22.||Open 24 Hours
Out of state, out of the country, and out of their minds. They were all patrons at the Time to Eat Diner as featured in the documentary 'OPEN 24 HOURS', a story of stories captured during a straight 24-hour period that commenced at 6:00 AM EST on June 20, 2008, the longest Friday of the year. The intriguing stories of diner-goers are told through conversations with customers on the backdrop of the recently renovated Time to Eat Diner in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Accessible from six major highways this diner is one of the best known in the heart of the Garden State, the queen land of diners. Whether it is the eccentric teenage waitress, the sweet elderly couple, or the intoxicated drug addict, 'OPEN 24 HOURS' is a commentary on the spectrum of the American diner culture, but more importantly... the New Jersey experience.
|23.||New Jersey: The Movie
Where is the cultural dividing line between North and South Jersey? This oft-debated question has had Garden State residents arguing since colonial times. First-time director, Steve Chernoski takes it upon himself to answer this question once and for all. From Rodeos to Minor League Ballparks, from Boardwalks to Speedways, from Cape May to High Point, see the real New Jersey in "New Jersey: the Movie."
Ben Franklin called New Jersey, "A Barrel tapped at both ends" in reference to the state's geography between New York City and Philadelphia. This reference still holds true today. There is no doubt that the two cities have a tremendous effect on New Jersey. And these influences do indeed meet in certain areas (usually referred to as "Central Jersey"). But by measuring what names locals call a sandwich (hoagie or sub) to what sports' teams New Jerseyans cheer; this small state has many conflicting characteristics. Does the state possess a unique culture of its own? Is New Jersey simply a backwater for New York City and Philadelphia? It is questions like these that have caused New Jersey to have its own "identity crisis." So while historically this great state has had to weather being the butt end of jokes from outsiders, it also struggles with itself. So, can the state find any common ground that may help to unite them and ensure more cultural pride? Find out in, "New Jersey: the Movie."
|24.||Oxygen's 25iest: Jersey Celebs
(2010 TV Movie)
25iest: Jersey Celebs is a pop culture countdown show exclusively for Oxygen. This installment counts down twenty-five top celebrities who have lived in the state of New Jersey. With the help of Hollywood hosts, authors, comedians, and insiders such as Jade Catta-Pretta, Sunda Croonquist, Kim Coles and many more, we explore America's fascination with New Jersey in the wake of popular hits like Jersey Shore and Real Housewives of New Jersey. We breakdown which celebs embody the classic Jersey attributes of brashness and bling, and which go against the stereotype. From typical Jerseyites like Wendy Williams and Bruce Springsteen to surprise Jerseyites like Martha Stewart and Anne Hathaway, 25iest: Jersey Celebs will have you rethinking what's great about the Garden State.
Struggling Musicians are a dime-a-dozen down at the famed, Jersey Shore, where all are aspiring to reach for the stars, but in Chris Vaughn's case, he does it literally! Vaughn sets out on his journey to fulfill his life-long dream of getting his original music recorded and heard by the world. Armed with a few faithful believers, one being a blind camera guy, he rallies the Garden State to help him get his music in the hands of one of his two biggest Hometown Heroes, Bruce Springsteen or Jon Bon Jovi. Jerseyboy Hero is an inspiring story of a man with faith in his God-given talents and the passion to pursue them no matter what the outcome.
|26.||New Jersey: From 'Pike to Peaks
For decades, out-of-towners have formed an unflattering impression of New Jersey thanks to the drive from Newark Liberty Airport to New York City. From 'Pike to Peaks follows one Jersey Girl as she travels along the Turnpike to challenge misconceptions of her beloved Garden State. Featuring candid responses from natives and visitors alike, viewers are treated to a tour off the beaten path.
|27.||Johnny Wong: Volume Two
(2009 Short Film)
In the follow up to the first action packed film that screened at the Garden State Film Festival, Johnny Wong continues his pursuit to get all of his money and kill Franco. Only this time, Franco hires a group of ruthless hitmen to go to Johnny's turf (the woods) and kill him.
|28.||Årets cykelstad 2006
About the people who have chosen to stay in an up-north Swedish small town from where most people move away. About the feeling that you in a way too young age feel that you have most of your best days behind you. The midnight sun, friends who come home for a couple of weeks, the cloud berry-mires endlessness, the badlands of Norrbotten. During this 14 minute film we get to follow a phone call between two friends who have driven apart from each other. One has left their hometown and the other one still lives there. Even though the person who still lives there have chosen to stay, maybe of love to the town, maybe of stubbornness - we don't know, but there's still a feeling there of being left behind. Piteå, where the film is shot, is a town where 40,000 people lives. It's located in the north of Sweden, in the historical region of Norrbotten. Piteå has traditionally had a strong forestry industry; paper mills, sawmills, and a harbor of some importance. Dream-like pictures, lo-fi sound, slide guitar, homesickness and cabin fever - Biking town of the year 2006 is everything that Garden State so desperately wanted to be.