Local 2 Global

Ed JohnsonAP International 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

Mr. Lou Lumenick

​"The Best Man"

October 2016

Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series



Fall 2018 Film Series: Season #7


Stay tuned for the announcement of Season #7 Fall 2018 when Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series returns to provide an illuminating examination of the unique relationship and perspective of people and politics through film on the 1st Saturdays of the month -  October, November & December 2018.

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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.
  • Roman Holiday   1953 Paramount Pictures


SEASON #3 Fall 2016  - The Presidential Election Scandal Series

  • All The President's Men   1976 Warner Brothers
  • The Best Man   1964 Millar/Turman Productions
  • Wag The Dog   1997 Baltimore/New Line Cinema


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*   


SEASON #5 Fall 2017 - The Revolution: People, Power & Politics

  • Viva Zapata   1952 Twentieth Century Fox
  • Pride   2014 Pathe / BBC Films
  • The Black Book "aka The Reign of Terror"   1949 Walter Wanger Productions


SEASON #6 Spring 2018 - EMPOWERMENT!

  • Norma Rae   1979 Twentieth Century Fox
  • The Landlord  1970 Cartier Productions / United Artists
  • Mildred Pierce  1945 Warner Brothers


SEASON #7 Fall 2018 - TBA


Ms. Marilyn Schlossbach

"Mildred Pierce"

April 2018

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Asbury Park Toy Drive