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Hollywood Producer Returning to Discuss Third 'Atlas Shrugged' Film


How many times has a Hollywood producer visited Camden County College in the last 19
months? The answer to that question will be “three” when John Aglialoro returns to CCC’s Blackwood Campus for a discussion of his upcoming film Atlas Shrugged, Part III at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.


Aglialoro is a Camden County native and graduate of Collingswood High School and Temple University. In addition to his film involvement, he is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Cybex International Inc. fitness equipment company.

His talk is being presented by the College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility and will focus on the third and final installment of his cinematic version of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel. It also will include discussion of the first two parts of the Atlas Shrugged trilogy, released in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Aglialoro also is co-scriptwriter.

“Who is John Galt?” is the question posed throughout Rand’s 1,368-page opus, which explores a dystopian United States where many of society’s most productive citizens refuse to be exploited by increasing taxation and regulation. These people disappear from society, and their disappearances evoke what would happen if the mythological Atlas refused to continue to hold up the sky.     

Thursday’s event will take place in Civic Hall, which is located inside the Connector Building on CCC’s Blackwood Campus at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended to ensure seating.


Camden County College is an official New Jersey Professional Development Provider. As a result, New Jersey teachers may earn approved professional development credit for attending this event.

For registration, teacher credit or further details, contact the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility at;; or (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333. Information also is available by following @CenterForCivic on Twitter.

Published: October 09, 2013