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You might know Chris Mumford as the sure-shot chef behind Mumford’s Culinary Center in Tinton Falls (as well as his fondly recalled restaurant in Long Branch). But just as every successful dining room has an unseen kitchen behind the scenes, today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit takes a look at Mumford’s not-so-pretty struggles and strifes along the road to success as a family man and business owner.

Directed by son Kyle Mumford (left), the documentary Mumford’s Law is both a tribute to a father and a candid crack in the wall surrounding “a family that had to be torn to pieces before it could truly come together.” We’ll report from the film’s first public showing in Eatontown — and we’ll tell you where and when you can look in on this family gathering yourself.

While we’re in a moviegoing mood, we’ll also run down this weekend’s 8th annual Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park; a townwide celluloid-abration with lots to offer for film buffs in general, and Monmouth County movie-mads in particular. These coming attractions are approved for all audiences, and they’re right here in Red Bank oRBit!