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Freehold Film Premiers in New York

After winning Best Micro-Budget Feature at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, “Blue Collar Boys” will premiere at NewFilmmakers Film Festival in New York on Dec. 12, 2011.

NewFilmmakers Film Festival will premiere “Blue Collar Boys”, an independent film shot in Freehold, New Jersey, at the Anthology Film Archives on Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. 

Blue Collar Boys is the story of a family dealing with the struggles of a working class life. Inspired by true events, the screenplay is a collage of real life experiences from the family, friends and co-workers of the writer/director, Mark Nistico.

The story is centered around Charlie Redkin (Red) a 27 year-old construction worker set on self improvement, as he struggles to provide for his family during their economic strife. Motivated by their financial hardship, Red and his lifelong friends fall into a lifestyle of hatred and develop a thirst for revenge. Together, they are faced with a dilemma that will test their morals, faith, and ultimately their loyalties to each other. In a world that refuses to let the working man thrive, they want a better way.

Blue Collar Boys was written and directed by Nistico, an Old Bridge resident, and was shot on location at over 20 Monmouth and Middlesex County businesses including Monmouth County Correctional and Freehold based development company Sophia Homes. The film also utilized Freehold Towing to help with a car stunt found in the film. The cast and filmmaker will be in attendance at the festival, a question and answer session, along with a reception, will take place after the film screens. 

Tickets are $6 and will be sold at the door.  All who attend will receive a complimentary DVD of "Blue Collar Boys". The Anthology Film Archives is located at 32 2 nd Avenue at 2nd Street, just one block north of the 2 nd Avenue stop on the F-train. 

To view the trailer and for more information on the "Blue Collar Boys", visit www.bcbthemovie.com

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