From Revolution to Solutions: Informed Cinema & Conversation about Newark

Wednesday, November 14th – 6:00 – 8:30 PM
The Newark Public Library | Centennial Hall
5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Newark, the largest city in New Jersey, has a complex and rich history. Clips from three acclaimed, award-winning documentaries by filmmakers Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno – Revolution ’67, The Rule, and Rust – will allow a look at the past, present, and future of Newark. Participants will be able to learn about and discuss the opportunities and challenges of urban environments by examining Newark as a microcosm.
Revolution ’67 explores the 1967 Newark Riots/Rebellion, The Rule examines urban school reform using the model of St. Benedict’s Prep, and Rust investigates solutions to inter-generational poverty including prisoner reentry.
Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.