Thursday, February 21st | 6:30 PM
Community Room, West Caldwell Public Library | 30 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell, NJ 07006
In honor of Black History Month, the West Caldwell Public Library presents From Revolution to Solutions: Informed Cinema & Conversation About Newark, a film lecture with Emmy-nominated & award-winning filmmakers Jerome & Marylou Bongiorno.
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 re-entry.