Expanding from a single-weekend to a year-round celebration of music and film, the Asbury Park Music + Film Festival today announced the first of many “pop-up” events to benefit the not-for-profit festival’s mission.

The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park will screen two films - Roger Waters’ highly-anticipated film Us + Them on Friday, October 4, and Metallica’s S&M2: Metallica and San Francisco Symphony Together Again. Live on Friday, October 11th. On October 16, the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank will present the documentary ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas.

A portion of proceeds from each screening will benefit the APMFF. Tickets for all three screenings are available here.

Us + Them

Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event.

Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 – 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want?

Waters collaborates once more with Sean Evans, visionary director of the highly acclaimed movie, Roger Waters The Wall, to deliver this creatively pioneering film that inspires with its powerful music and message of human rights, liberty and love.

S&M2: Metallica and San Francisco Symphony Together Again. Live

S&M2 is a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.  See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco.  Recorded live on September 6th and 8th, the shows also commemorate the opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to the city’s waterfront.

Including Metallica “classics” from the 1999 S&M release as well symphonic versions of new songs, this theatrical release gives millions of fans around the world the chance to eclipse time and experience the show as a modern-day big screen concert.

ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas

The story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen - Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band’s inception.

Stacy Cannamela