The Center for Latino Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of University-Community Partnerships at Rutgers-Newark and the Office of the Chancellor at Rutgers-Camden are pleased to announce the On Screen/In Person Film Series, a new film series seeking to foster community dialogues across New Jersey.
The film series is designed to promote and strengthen intergroup relations and explore the connections between the arts and humanities in each participating community. Films screened in New Brunswick will focus on issues of immigration, domestic violence, and the power of art to transform lives; films in Newark will address issues of gender barriers in the arts, ethnic violence and approaches to conflict resolution; and films in Camden will center on the non violence movement in the Middle East and the role of perseverance in science and other social pursuits in the face of seemingly unsurmountable challenges.
Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives, With director Nancy Kelly
TRUST tells the story of eighteen-year-old Marlin, a struggling Honduran immigrant to the United States who has lived through some of the harshest cruelties imaginable. Committed to a psychiatric hospital, Marlin reveals her secrets to a counselor who recommends she join the Albany Park Theater Project, a teen theater company that makes original plays from company members’ life stories. Propelled by her experience with the company, Marlin transitions from a traumatized to empowered young woman. NOT RATED
Little Town of Bethlehem with director Jim Hanon
Thursday, October 6 at 8 PM
Rutgers Student Center
126 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Little Town of Bethlehem shares the story of three men of different faiths, and their lives in Israel and Palestine. The film examines the struggle to promote equality through nonviolent engagement in the midst of incredible hostility that has dehumanized all sides. Their story explores each man’s decision to risk everything, in order to bring an end to violence in their lifetime. RATING: PG-13 for some violent and disturbing images.
In Good Time: the Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland, with director Huey
IN GOOD TIME tells the story of McPartland’s journey from playing piano at home as a child in England to becoming a jazz legend. Arriving in America after World War II with her husband Jimmy McPartland, she established herself as one of the leading musicians in the male dominated jazz world of the 1950s. McPartland, now 92, tells her own story through interviews filmed over four years along with performance and radio show footage. With Billy Taylor, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Bill Frisell, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Rosnes, Dick Hyman, and others. NOT RATED
Money Matters, with director Ryan Richmond
Family Talk, with director Sara Terry
Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war come together in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. Through reviving their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk), Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grass-roots level. Filled with lessons for the West, this film explores the depths of a culture that believes that true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals – and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities. NOT RATED
Five-time Emmy winner Paul Devlin follows the story of his brother, Mark Devlin PhD, as he leads a tenacious team of scientists trying to figure out how all the galaxies formed by launching a revolutionary new telescope under a NASA high-altitude balloon. They hope to look back in time to reveal a hidden Universe of never-before-seen star burst galaxies, providing clues to the Evolution of Everything. From catastrophic failure to transcendent triumph, BLAST! exposes the surprising real life work of scientists. NOT RATED