Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll

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"Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll" tells the story of the long troubled town of Asbury Park, and how the power of music can unite a divided community. A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45 years and reducing it to a state of urban blight. A town literally divided by a set of railroad tracks, the riot destroyed the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene, but from the flames of the burning city emerged the iconic Jersey sound.

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Critic Reviews for Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll

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  • While Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'n' Roll too often feels like a promotional video created by a local tourism organization, it nonetheless provides an engaging history of the town and its once-vibrant music scene.

    May 23, 2019 | Full Review…
  • While the film may feel at times like it was made under the auspices of an Asbury Park tourism board, it's at least a theoretical tourism board that has a good awareness that a dystopia doesn't shift back to utopia overnight, or even over a neat 50 years.

    May 23, 2019 | Full Review…

    Chris Willman

    Variety
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  • If you're a rock and roll fan, whether Bruce Springsteen or otherwise, you probably have enjoyed music that came out of Asbury Park.

    May 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The Boss's music is used sparingly to punctuate Asbury Park's rise.

    May 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Featuring interviews with Springsteen, Van Zandt and Southside Johnny - the holy trinity of the New Jersey sound, Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'n' Roll delivers the heart, soul and tales that you would hope for in such a documentary.

    May 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • this is - until about the two-thirds mark - a wonderfully interesting documentary.

    Apr 28, 2019 | Rating: 16/20 | Full Review…

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