Reel History Film Series | Garden State Film Festival

Reel History Film Series

REEL HISTORY FILM SERIES                    2012-2013

Algonquin Arts Theatre, in association with The Garden State Film Festival and the Manasquan High School History Club, presents “REEL HISTORY”:            

“REEL HISTORY” was conceptualized by Manasquan High School History Teacher James Fagen, and Garden State Film Festival Founder and Algonquin Arts Theater Director of Community Outreach Diane Raver to enrich the community and enhance the curriculum of students. All screenings will include a Q&A after the film with an appropriate speaker. If you are a student, or just a history buff you won’t want to miss this film series.

All films screen at Algonquin Arts Theater  173 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ and  start at 7:30PM. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door.

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TOPIC: Civil Rights
 
Tuesday, October 23 • 7:30pm
$7
 
 

During the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives — and a Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, is the first to open up — to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories — and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly — and unwillingly — caught up in the changing times
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Alice's Restaurant
 
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Alice’s Restaurant
 
TOPIC: Viewpoint of the Vietnam War
 
Tuesday, November 13 • 7:30pm
$7
 
 

Arlo Guthrie’s song is converted into a motion picture. Arlo goes to see Alice for Thanksgivng and as a favor takes her trash to the dump. When the dump is closed, he drops it on top of another pile of garbage at the bottom of a ravine. When the local sheriff finds out a major manhunt begins. Arlo manages to survive the courtroom experience but it haunts him when he is to be inducted into the army via the draft. The movie follows the song with Arlo’s voice over as both music and narration.
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Dogtown and Z Boys
 
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Dogtown and Z Boys
 
TOPIC: 70s Culture and the Advent of Extreme Sports
 
Tuesday, January 8 • 7:30pm
$7
 
 

The film is a fantastic historical account of skate boarding in the ’70s. If you were in the Santa Monica, Huntington Beach area at the time you know. I think it’s a shame the owner of “The Dog Bowl Pool” is just briefly mentioned as “The kid with head cancer”. The Dog Bowl Pool was the epitome of the Z Boys and Dogtown, and the owner that let them ride, is “Some kid with cancer”. I believe he deserved a little more recognition and to be remembered for his donation of the pool.
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2013 Kidz Filmz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inside Job
 
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Inside Job
 
TOPIC: Economic Crisis
 
Tuesday, February 19 • 7:30pm
$7
 
 

“Inside Job” provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.
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