For Once In My Life: Community Cinema

An award-winning, heart-warming film that shatters preconceived notions about what people with disabilities are capable of… revealing the humor, hope and greatness within us all will be screening in a city near you!

Community Cinema is currently producing monthly screenings in collaboration with partner organizations and local public television stations in over 90 markets nationwide, and growing!

 

About community cinema:

Catalyst for connecting communties

Every month between October and June, Community Cinema presents an upcoming Independent Lens program. We work with leading organizations, local communities and public television stations to provide community engagement around the important social issues raised in the films. Each screening event features panel discussions with leading community-based organizations, special guest speakers, information, resources and other programming designed to help people learn more and get involved.

 

National forum for pressing social issues

ITVS convenes thousands of community members nationwide for dialogue, education and awareness around hard-to-tackle issues such as the death penalty, homophobia, racism, globalization, and freedom of religion. Participants walk away educated and empowered with resources and action steps. Last season, Community Cinema produced 650 events, worked with more than 1000 partner organizations and welcomed more than 40,000 participants to events around the country.

 

Showcase for entertaining and impactful documentaries

Community Cinema provides a chance to explore the world of the acclaimed PBS series Independent Lens outside your living room. Independent Lens takes you on a journey to unexpected places to meet ordinary people living extraordinary lives; stories not told anywhere else on television. The award-winning series features documentaries that bring to light unforgettable stories about a unique individual, underrepresented community or moment in history.

Community Cinema screenings are held at premier venues around the nation including: California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA KETC Studios, Los Angeles, CA Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA Rice Cinema, Houston, TX Starz Film Center, Denver, CO Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA Boise State University Student Union, Boise, ID Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

 

Stay tuned for more information about specific screenings:

 

Arizona

• Phoenix • Tucson

Arkansas

• Little Rock

California

 • Aliso Viejo • Culver City • Eureka • Hayward • Long Beach • Los Angeles • Oakland • San Diego • San Francisco • San Pedro • San Rafael

Colorado

• Colorado Springs • Denver • Durango • Fruita • Grand Junction • Mancos • Montrose • Naturita • Palisade • Pueblo • Saguache • Steamboat Springs • Telluride

Connecticut

• Norwich • Sherman

Florida

• Miami

Georgia

• Athens • Atlanta • Statesboro

Idaho

• Boise • Caldwell • Pocatello

Illinois

• Chicago • Evanston

Indiana

• Indianapolis • Evansville

Iowa

• Des Moines

Kansas

• Wichita

Kentucky

• Lexington • Louisville

Louisiana

• New Orleans

Massachusetts

• Boston • Jamaica Plain

Michigan

• Alpena • Detroit • Grand Rapids • Midland • Petoskey • Traverse City

Minnesota

• Blaine • Brooklyn Center • Edina • Maplewood • Minneapolis

Missouri

• St. Louis • Kansas City

Nebraska

• Lincoln • Omaha • Scottsbluff • Westpoint

New Hampshire

• Plymouth

New York

• Bronx • Brooklyn • Ithaca • Manhattan • Queens • Rochester • Saratoga Springs

North Carolina

• Charlotte

Ohio

• Columbus • Dayton

Oregon

• Portland

Pennsylvania

• Philadelphia • Pittsburgh

South Carolina

• Charleston

Tennessee

• Nashville

Texas

• Austin • Houston

Utah

• Salt Lake City

Vermont

• Brattleboro • St. Johnsbury

Washington

• Seattle • Tacoma

Washington, Dc Wisconsin

• Milwaukee • Sheboygan

 
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