In case you were wondering, Justin Kreutzmann, who is on the board of the Asbury Park Music + Film Festival, is, indeed, the son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann.
More importantly, though, for fans of the annual festival, he is an experienced filmmaker who will have two works showing at this year’s event (which takes place April 26-29 at various Asbury Park venues, with proceeds benefiting children via the Hope Academy, The Hip Hop Institute and the Asbury Park Summer Recreation Music Camp).
“Break on Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors,” which Kreutzmann directed, will be shown April 28 at noon at House of Independents, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session featuring Kreutzmann and Doors drummer John Densmore. And the Grateful Dead documentary “Long Strange Trip,” which he co-produced, screens April 29 at 1:45 p.m. at House of Independents, and will be followed by a panel discussion.
To read Jay Lustig’s full interview with Justin Kreutzmann, please visit NJArts.net.
For information on all festival events, visit apmff.org.