The 17th annual Garden State Film Festival happens next week in Asbury Park, March 27th-31st.

The festival kicks off Thursday night at the Jersey Shore Arts Center with a special screening of My Dinner With Alan, featuring TV critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz at Holsten's in Bloomfield, the location of the controversial last scene of 'The Sopranos'.

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The rest of the weekend includes nearly 250 movies, along with seminars, workshops, and parties at locations across Asbury Park, including Convention Hall, The Berkeley, the House of Independents, and more.

The GSFF is also honoring a number of New Jersey actors, including members of the cast of the Sopranos, as well as the star of Clerks, Brian O'Halloran.

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The festival is still looking for volunteers to help in various ways; if you're interesting, sign up here.

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