A.R.C.Light Film Series


******** DUE TO COVID CONCERNS, THE ARCLIGHT FILM SERIES IS TEMPORARILY ON HIATUS. BE BACK SOON *********

A.R.C.Light is the new film series hosted by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at John Hersey High School.  Each month, we will host a classic film, a cult film or a film of cultural significance to students, staff and members of the community. Admission is free. Each screening will include a short introduction, touching on the historical and artistic significance of the film. Guests are welcome to stay after the screening to discuss the film as well.

The screenings will be held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the ARC at John Hersey High School.  

We are proud to announce the following lineup for the first half of the 2021-2022 season:

October 12
Godzilla
(1954)


The original film that started it all and spawned more than 30 sequels and reboots. Released in Japan in 1954, this film is a commentary on nuclear weaponry  and is the longest running film franchise in history. 


November 9
Harold and Maude
(1971)


Harold and Maude is a quirky comedy, with a bit of darkness. 20-year-old Harold is obsessed with death, until he is taught how to live by 80 year old Maude. A cult classic with a great soundtrack from Cat Stevens. 
December 14
Some Like it Hot 
(1959)

It is 1929 and musicians Joe and Jerry witness a mob killing. So they dress as women and go on the run. This film  is considered the greatest comedy by the American Film Institute.




Note: All films are licensed for public screenings through SWANK Motion Pictures, Inc.