Brick City, from a Wes Alum

Hey, Wesleyan. Haley Sacks ’13 wants you to do yourself a favor and experience something “so fantastic, so brilliant, so mind blowingly gritty that we could only screen it in the 6:30 – 8:30 PM time slot.” Read on for more encouragement to attend this incredible film and discussion with the series’s creator, Marc Levin ’73.

That’s right, instead of extending your Usdan dinner or putting on lotion after your shower, do yourself a favor and head to the Powell Family Cinema to watch a screening of The Sundance Channel’s Peabody Award winning documentary series, “Brick City.”

Forget the red bricks of Olin and focus on the gray bricks of Newark, New Jersey, the largest & most problematic city in the Dirty Jers. Watch in awe as director and creator Marc Levin’s “fly on the wall” documentary style creates an experience comparable to “The Wire” (except this stuff actually happened). Despite the heavy content, the charismatic & passionate group fighting to raise the city out of corruption leaves you feeling hopeful for the future. Plus, you will finally get an answer to the age old question: what would happen if a Blood and a Crip fell in love? The best part? Marc Levin ’73, the show’s creator, will be there to answer all your questions post screening. Do not miss this opportunity!

  • Date: Tuesday, April 26th (Tomorrow!)
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Powell Family Cinema

3 thoughts on “Brick City, from a Wes Alum

  1. anon

    Why is this happening at the same time as the Invisible Children ‘Tony’ documentary? So hard to choose!

    1. johnwesley

      Powell is in the Cinema Building, the big red brick building that forms one corner of CFA. Vernon.

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