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