Hersey's ARCLight Film Series Opens With the Original Godzilla

  • Bruce Janu, Hersey's new librarian, hosts the ARCLight Film Series.

    Bruce Janu, Hersey's new librarian, hosts the ARCLight Film Series. Courtesy of Hersey ARC

Updated 10/5/2021 9:30 AM

This year, the Academic Resource Center at John Hersey High School premiered a storytelling podcast called the A.R.C.Light Podcast. And now, another "ARCLight" program has been added to the lineup.

The A.R.C.Light Film series will premiere on Oct. 12, bringing classic films, cult films and films of cultural significance to students, staff and the community. The films will be shown in the John Hersey Room at the high school and will screen the second Tuesday of every month.


The first film is the original "Godzilla," released in 1954.

"This is the classic film," says Bruce Janu, Hersey's new librarian. "Our summer reading theme was Kong v. Godzilla. So I thought it would be a good idea to kick off the series with this film that set the standard for giant monster movies."

Janu, who is a filmmaker himself, is also starting a film club at Hersey High School. The students will be picking the films starting in January. However, Janu was able to place on the schedule a couple more of his favorite films.

"Harold and Maude" will screen on Nov. 9 and "Some Like it Hot" on Dec. 14.

"Godzilla" will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12. The program includes a brief introduction to the film and a discussion afterwards for anyone who wants to stay.

"We have so many choices now in regard to movie entertainment," Janu says. "I want the ARCLight Film Series to highlight films that are not as readily available or as well-known. But are still fun to watch and discuss."

More information can be found at www.herseyarc.org

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