The Help: A Movie Screening and Historical Discussion
Time: 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Hosted by the Rutgers University Alumni Association and School of Arts and Sciences Executive Dean Douglas Greenberg RC’69
Voorhees Hall, Room 105
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This event has sold out. Due to limited space, tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.
Join Rutgers alumni and friends to get the inside scoop about the major motion picture, The Help
. The Help
is already considered a classic, nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, winner of a Golden Globe Award, and two awards at the Hollywood Film Festival. Read more about these awards and more here
After the movie, our very own Board of Governors Professor Deborah Gray White
will lead an in-depth discussion on the setting of the movie, providing an inside view of how our country has evolved since then and continues to evolve today.
The movie will be shown in the Rutgers movie-style theater in Voorhees Hall, featuring comfortable stadium seating and hi-definition projection and sound systems.
includes movie, in depth historical discussion, pre-movie reception, and Rutgers souvenir.
About The Help
Watch the trailer >>
Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, a southern society girl returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives—
and a small Mississippi town—
upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up,
to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories—
and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Starring Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, and Jessica Chastain. 2011; 137min.