Neighborhood Spotlight

NMS Presents: Neighborhood Spotlight - A New Film Series

Four film screenings and previews that took place as part of NMS Presents: Neighborhood Spotlight. Each screening was followed by a Q&A with directors, actors and producers. 
Neighborhood Spotlight is FREE and open to the public.

Bill Evans, Time Remembered 
Sat., Sept. 24, 4:00 pm

NMS's first Spotlight film screening event drew a standing-room only crowd of 140 jazz fans who enjoyed the 90-minute film about the life of Bill Evans, followed by and a lively Q&A with the filmmaker, Bruce Spiegel. The event was the closing activity to a week-long series of free offerings at NMS, the inaugural Fall Free For All.


Most Likely to Succeed 
Thurs., Oct. 20, 6:30 pm 

Most Likely to Succeed is an award-winning film that will forever change the way you think about education. It reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional methods in preparing students to succeed in the 21st century. It goes on to profile compelling new approaches that promote critical thinking, creativity and leadership rather than rote memorization.

The project-based, active-learning model shown in action in the film is at the heart of ATLAS (Academic Theatre Lab on Audubon Street), a new independent school for 7th and 8th grades launching in Fall, 2017 at NMS. ATLAS founders, Harvard-trained educators Maria Giarrizzo-Bartz and Caroline Golschneider, will lead a post-screening community conversation. This special event is free and open to all ages. Come join this national campaign to inspire – and empower – communities across the country to revolutionize their schools for the 21st century! View trailer here.

A clip from I Am Shakespeare - The Henry Green Story with Stephen Dest 
Thurs., Nov. 17, 6:30 pm 

Followed by a Q & A with Henry Green and Stephen Dest. 
Award Winning Filmmaker Stephen Dest's documentary I AM SHAKESPEARE (The Henry Green Story). The film will chronicle the true life story of Henry Green, a brilliant young actor and inner-city gang member, who was brutally shot and left for dead just shortly after his inspiring performance in William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet". View trailer here.

Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio by Karyl Evans with Sarah Meneely-Kyder, former NMS faculty member
Sat., Dec. 3, 4:00 pm 

A screening of the documentary film produced, written and directed by six-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Karyl Evans and narrated by Meryl Streep. Followed by a Q & A with Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Meneely. Neighborhood Spotlight is FREE and open to the public. View trailer here.