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AMERICAN RIVER - Documentary
(A SOMA Film festival and the Maplewood Film Society Special presentation)
Discussion to Follow w/
Director Scott Morris
Playing Thursday, Oct 20 at 7 pm
at The Woodland Great Hall in Maplewood

AMERICAN RIVER is a cinematic adventure about a 4-day, 80-mile kayak journey down New Jersey's Passaic River. The central character is Mary Bruno, who spent her childhood afraid of the polluted stretch of the Passaic near her home. Decades later, she returns to explore the river of her youth and tell its story.


AMERICAN RIVER follows Ms. Bruno and River Guide Carl Alderson as they kayak from the Passaic's pristine headwaters to its toxic mouth in Newark Bay. Along the way, candid conversations with residents, experts and advocates reveal the river's extraordinary history, geology and ecology: How did this powerful and once-celebrated river become one of the most contaminated in the nation? Can it be saved?

"Visionary. The noblest project in cinema history." -- Roger Ebert

63 Up continues a groundbreaking documentary series with another gently eye-opening look at the human experience.  

The latest installment of the groundbreaking, award-winning documentary series from director Michael Apted (Gorky Park, Gorillas in the Mist) returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were seven. Featuring more of the original line-up than ever before, we discover what has happened to the group over the last seven years and what life has thrown at them in their sixties. The 'Up' series stands as one of cinema's greatest achievements, a use of the medium that's at once blatantly logical and profoundly affecting.


Tickets: $15 in advance, $17 at the door.   


63 Up
Directed BY Michael Apted
(Documentary feature)
Discussion to Follow 
Coming Soon

Past Screenings at the Film Society of Summit