Gary Hustwit Returns to The ShowRoom Cinema for 'Urbanized'

The ShowRoom

708 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

The ShowRoom Cinema, Asbury Park's premier art house movie theater, today announced a screening of the documentary, "Urbanized," with a special guest appearance by producer/director, Gary Hustwit, on Saturday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m. The final installment of the director's design-film trilogy, "Urbanized" joins the critically acclaimed "Helvetica" (2007) and "Objectified" (2009) in providing cinematic insights into the design experience. Following the 5:30pm screening, The ShowRoom is pleased to welcome back its regular interviewer par excellence, ABC researcher Kim Powers, who will lead the post-film interview and Q&A session with Hustwit. Following the discussion, a reception will be held across the street at Asbury's own Parlor Gallery. . With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, "Urbanized" explores a diverse range of urban design projects around the world and frames a global discussion on the future of cities. The feature-length documentary not only looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, but also features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Hustwit adeptly addresses the challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy, all of which are fast becoming universal concerns. "Mr. Hustwit provided our audience with an engaging and personal discussion three years ago when he joined us for a special screening of his film 'Objectified,'" commented The ShowRoom Cinema's Michael Sodano. "We are excited to welcome him back to The ShowRoom Cinema for what we feel is a timely discussion on a local level, as we expand our own "urban" space across the street, creating a three-screen theater." Audience members are encouraged to attend the post-film reception at the Parlor Gallery, located at 709 Cookman Ave., for the opportunity to frame their own discussion with Hustwit. For additional information, please visit or call 732-502-0472. To learn more about the film, please visit About The ShowRoom Cinema The ShowRoom Cinema is Asbury Park's first and only movie theater in more than 30 years. Since opening in April 2009, The ShowRoom Cinema has continued to present relevant and provocative movies and events that engage audiences for a memorable experience. In early 2012, The ShowRoom Cinema announced plans to relocate to a three-screen venue located across the street from its current Cookman Ave. location; the move is slated for fall 2012. The ShowRoom Cinema will continue to screen films at its present location until the new theater space is finished. During the last three years, The ShowRoom Cinema has become renowned for its roster of first run, critically-acclaimed, independent, international and festival-worthy films. In addition, The ShowRoom Cinema endeavors to provide the community with a welcoming and acoustically ideal environment for live performances, workshops, seminars, parties and mixed-media presentations. Owners Michael Sodano and Nancy Sabino are film-industry veterans with more than 25 years of experience in creative communications for corporate productions. With The ShowRoom Cinema, first-rate cinema and a dedicated entertainment venue has returned to Asbury Park's growing downtown arts community. For more information, please visit or call 732-502-0472. ###

Saturday - September 29, 2012


Michael Sodano

Phone: 732-502-0472
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