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TRUST: Second Acts In Young Lives

Location: Pollak Theater  

TRUST: Second Acts In Young Lives

Director: Nancy Kelly

Monday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Pollak Theatre

Admission courtesy of Monmouth University

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.

Money Matters

Director: Ryan Richmond

Monday, February 6, 2012
at 7:30 p.m.

Pollak Theatre

Admission courtesy of Monmouth University

Money Matters is a coming-of-age story about a 14 year-old biracial girl, Monique Matters, as she tries to navigate faith and sexuality questions of adolescence, a dysfunctional single-mother household, and the rough waters of our nation’s capital’s best kept secret–the inner city. Monique never knew her father, and as her mother’s disturbing past comes to light, she must somehow reconcile the relationships and circumstances surrounding her very existence.

Fambul Tok

Fambul Tok

Director: Sara Terry

Monday, March 5, 2012
at 7:30 p.m.

Pollak Theatre

and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war come together for
the first time 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–succeeding where the
international community’s post-conflict efforts failed. Filled with
lessons for the West, Fambul Tok 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.

On Screen In Person: Blast!

Director: Paul Devlin

Monday, April 9, 2012
at 7:30 p.m.

Wilson Auditorium

Welcome to astrophysics, Indiana Jones-style! Five-time Emmy winner Paul Devlin follows the story of his brother, mark Devlin Ph.D., 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

On Screen In Person: Gen Silent

Gen Silent

Gen Silent is the critically-acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses – their entire lives in order to survive in the care system.


On Screen In Person: Runaway


*please note the date of this screening was changed from Fri. Oct. 12

Filmed in Bangladesh, Runaway by Amit Ashraf is about one man running from his past, while another tracks him down and forces him to face it.

On Screen In Person: Dislecksia: The Movie

Dislecksia: The Movie

Rescheduled for Monday, December 3, 2012

In this comic documentary, dyslexic director
Harvey Hubbell V — with assistance from several
dyslexic crew members – will present the latest
scientific knowledge about dyslexia and the
experiences of dyslexics.

On Screen In Person: Cafeteria Man

Cafeteria Man

This feature documentary film by Richard Chisolm chronicles an ambitious effort to ‘green’
the public school diet serving 83,000 students in Baltimore.

On Screen In Person: Abel Raises Cain

Abel Raises Cain

Filmmaker Jenny Abel explores the life and career of her father Alan Abel, known to
many as “the world’s greatest hoaxer.”

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