Free screenings of film exploring Newark prep school’s winning formula


Newark filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno are following up their award-winning documentary on the 1967 Newark riots with a new film: The Rule, which profiles the world of St. Benedict’s Prep, a highly successful all-boys school in Newark. The film uses the school as a case study for what it will take to breathe new life into a city that is burdened by a poverty rate of 28 percent and an overall high school graduation rate of 22 percent.

Free screenings are scheduled throughout north Jersey this fall. Here’s the list:

 September 18, 2013 6:30 pm Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
October 12, 2013 2 pm, “Open Doors” Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
October 24, 2013 7 pm Maplewood Public Library, Maplewood, NJ
November 7, 2013 7pm Nutley Public Library, Nutley, NJ
November 12, 2013 8 pm Seton Hall University, So. Orange, NJ

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