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Millstone Valley Double Feature: 1970s Princeton Canoe Adventure & Farm-to-Table History Documentary
October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$11.50
The Millstone Valley of central New Jersey, settled by Dutch farmers three centuries ago, is the setting and inspiration for two short films that will be paired up at the Princeton Garden Theater on Sunday October 21 at 4pm. Farming in the Millstone Valley: Past & Present, is a 38-minute video documentary that premiered at the Princeton Garden Theater in June to a sold-out audience and rave reviews in local press. The film is based on the historic account of Jessie Lynes Havens of Montgomery and made by the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition of Rocky Hill and Griggstown, in association with the Van Harlingen Historical Society of Montgomery. The second film, Three Days on Big City Waters, was made for public television in 1974 and features two Rutgers professors, playing themselves, who journeyed by canoe from Princeton to Ellis Island two years before. Three Days is a humorous adventure movie, with an unmistakable 1970s sensibility, that deals with serious issues about environmental protection and immigration policy—themes equally relevant today. One of the professors, Dr. Michael Aaron Rockland of Morristown, will introduce his film and answer audience questions afterwards. Brad Fay, president of the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition and a screenwriter for the farming documentary, will do the same for his film.