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Local 2 Global

Ed JohnsonAP develops Local 2 Global Initiatives that connects people and communities around the world read more

Visiting Scholar

Ed Johnson presents at domestic and international policy forums, cultural exchanges, conferences and issue symposia ​read more

Classic Politics

Provides a thought provoking series of seminars, courses and events that examine the role and impact of politics in society  read more

Once the Aristocracy goes, the mob rages out of control. Can there be government by finger pointing, accusations and vengeance?

Mr. Lou Lumenick

​"The Best Man"

October 2016

Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series



Fall 2017 Film Series: Season #5










Kicks off in October 2017 with the theme "The Revolution: People, Power & Politics".  The First-Saturday of each month @ The Stephen Crane House - October, November & December - will feature an incredible classic film focusing on the influence of people, power and politics.




Saturday, October 7th 3:00pm















Saturday, November 4th at 3:00pm














Saturday, December 2nd at 3:00pm

















The Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series provides a screening and discussion of feature films that emphasize a particular genre or theme each season. Sessions feature a Special Guest Presenter who provides "the back story", relevant historical production information and cinematic commentary about the film. Attendees participate in a post-screening reception while discussing each film and sharing their viewing experience.


The series is hosted at The Stephen Crane House located at 508 Fourth Avenue in Asbury Park. Home of the Asbury Park Historical Society. Each film is shown on the First Saturday afternoon of a scheduled 3-month period and starts at 3:00pm, Admission is free. Donations to the AP Little League and the Asbury Park Toy Drive are appreciated!


Past Series Features


SEASON #1 Fall 2015 - Society, Politics and the Social Conscience

  • They Won't Forget   1937 Warner Brothers
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame   1939 RKO Pictures
  • Imitation of Life   1959 Universal Pictures


SEASON # 2 Spring 2016 - The Hollywood Blacklist

  • Marty   1955 Hecht - Lancaster Productions
  • Raw Deal   1948 Edward Smalls Productions / Reliance Pictures Inc.
  • Wag The Dog   1997 Baltimore/New Line Cinema


SEASON # 3 Fall 2016  - The Presidential Election Scandal Series

  • All The President's Men   1976 Warner Brothers
  • The Best Man   1964 Millar/Turman Productions
  • Roman Holiday   1953 Paramount Pictures


SEASON # 4 Spring 2017- The City Never Sleeps: Politics, Influence and Corruption

  • Atlantic City   1980 International Cinema Corporation
  • The Phenix City Story 1955 Allied Artists Pictures
  • Chinatown  1974 Paramount Pictures   


What happens when striking Welsh coalminers gain the support of the London LGBTQ community and they take on the Thatcher government?

Lights! Camera! Politics! is a Trademark of Ed JohnsonAP

When the revolution actually succeeds...then who becomes the established government and how do they govern?

Asbury Park Toy Drive