Rutgers -Newark Will Host Nov. 4, March 2 Screenings As Part Of Film Series To Foster Community Dialogues

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Films about a musician who bucked the male-dominated world of jazz, and the power of forgiveness in a war-torn land, will be shown at Rutgers University, Newark, as part of a film series that aims to foster community dialogues across the state.  The programs are free and open to the public.

WHAT: Screening of In Good Time: the Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland, with director Huey, a film that chronicles McPartland’s journey from playing piano at home as a child in England to becoming a jazz legend.

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 4, musical tribute featuring Leo Johnson at 6:30 p.m.; pre-screening discussion with the film director and WBGO’s Michael Bourne at 7:30 p.m.;  film screening at 8 p.m.

WHAT: Screening of Family Talk, with director Sara Terry. 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.  

WHEN: Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark

BACKGROUND: This program is part of the ON SCREEN/IN PERSON FILM SERIES, which is sponsored by the Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture, the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of University-Community Partnerships at Rutgers-Newark and the Office of the Chancellor at Rutgers-Camden.

On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program. Special thanks to the Institute of Jazz Studies and the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers-Newark.