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Mob Movie ‘West End’ To Be Screened At Rutgers’ International Movie Festival

Township resident’s original song included in soundtrack

WestEndPosterMultiple-Award-Winning Independent film West End will appear at 7 p.m. June 6 at the International Film Festival, held at Voorhees Hall on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick.

The feature film, by writer-director Joe Basile tells the story of Vic Trevi, (Neal Bledsoe). Ashamed of his family’s mafia ties, Vic leaves New Jersey and never looks back. When his father (Eric Roberts) is murdered, Vic returns home with an agenda.

Vic is an undercover FBI agent positioned to go against the people he calls family; he is torn between his sense of duty and a moral obligation to his family.

Included in the movie is “Dreams Are Meant For Two,” an original song by Franklin resident PJ Parker.

Basile says, “WEST END is my homage to the gritty crime dramas of the 70’s that made me want to make movies. Films that evoke emotion and make an audience feel the inner struggle of its characters.”

The movie will also be screened at 7:15 p.m. June 30 at the Manhattan Film Festival held at The Quad Theatre in the heart of New York City’s Village.

“West End” screened at the Garden State Film Festival and won two awards: “Best Home Grown Feature” and “Audience Pick of Flicks.” The film also screened at the Soho International Film Festival and won the “Soho’s Pick”.

The movie stars Neal Bledsoe (Ironside, Smash, Gossip Girl); Peter Onorati (Murder in the First, Goodfellas); Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Runaway Train, Pope of Greenwich Village); Melissa Archer (One Life To Live); Joe Nieves (How I Met Your Mother, 24); Isabella Hoffman (Homicide, Providence); Paul Calderon (Pulp Fiction, King Of New York, The Bad Lieutenant) and Wayne Duvall (Lincoln, Prisoners, The District).

Tickets to the Rutgers screening are $10 for general admission, $9 for students and senior citizens and $8 for Rutgers Film Co-Op and NJMAC friends, and can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before showtime.

Voorhees Hall is located at the corner of George and Hamilton streets.

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