Community Cinema

Community Cinema is a ground-breaking civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings and community discussions of films from the acclaimed, award-winning series Independent Lens. Free and open to the public, our Community Cinema is held from September to June, focusing on timely social issues of the day. We work to bring this tremendous content directly into your communities, and build partnerships all across the state to enable all Vermonters to be part of the discussion. Check the Events Calendar for Community Cinema near you!

Highlights

Discussions follow all Community Cinema screenings. In Montpelier and Middlebury, the local cable access station partners with Vermont PBS to bring these discussions to those who wish to view them on-line.
 
 
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In Montpelier, videos produced by ORCA Media, Community Cinema Partner with Kellogg-Hubbard Library and Vermont PBS.
In Middlebury, videos produced by MCTV, Community Cinema Partner with Ilsley Public Library and Vermont PBS.


Community Partners

Brattleboro
Brattleboro Community Television

One of our original Community Cinema partners when the program was launched in 2009-2010.
BCA
Burlington City Arts

New Burlington partner this 2013-2014 Season
catamount
Catamount Arts
*
Community Cinema partner since 2010-2011 Season.
Fletcher Free
Fletcher Free Library
*
New Burlington partner this 2013-2014 Season
Ilsley
Ilsley Public Library
*
New Middlebury partner this 2013-2014 Season
Johnson
Johnson State College
*
New Johnson partner this 2013-2014 Season
Kellogg-Hubbard
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
*
Montpelier partner since the 2012-2013 Season
ORCA
ORCA Media

Montpelier partner since the 2012-2013 Season
OLLI
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
at the University of Vermont
Burlington partner since 2010-2011
MCTV
Middlebury Community Televison

New Middlebury partner this 2013-2014 Season
Rutland
Rutland Free Library
*
Community Cinema Partner since 2011-2012 Season
*Denotes Community Cinema Screening /Discussion Venue

Screenings


The Local Motive - Episode 1- Production


Monday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Enosbury Opera House
Ensorburg Falls, VT
more info »

Indie Lens Pop Up! Newtown


Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Johnson State College
Johnson, VT
more info »

Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Catamount Arts
St. Johnsbury, VT
more info »

The Local Motive - Episode 2- Processing


Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m.
Catamount Arts
St. Johnsbury, VT
more info »

American Masters’ Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise


Peg + Cat: Space Creature Problem


Friday, March 31, 9:30 a.m.
South Burlington Community Library
South Burlington, VT
more info »

Life, Animated


Wednesday, April 5, 6 p.m.
Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center, Emerald III Ball Room
Burlington, VT
more info »

The Local Motive - Episode 6


Wednesday, April 12, 5 p.m.
The Pavilion
Montpelier, VT
more info »

The Local Motive - Episodes 1, 5, & 6


Monday, April 24, 5 p.m.
Heartbeet Farm
Hardwick, VT
more info »

The Local Motive - Episode 5


Sunday, May 21, 4 p.m.
Vermont Farmers Food Center
Rutland, VT
more info »


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