Community Cinema Series

2014-2015 Season
Community Cinema presents free screenings and discussions around the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens. By igniting conversations around issues that affect us all, Community Cinema creates real and lasting change — both at home and around the world.

Dobson Ranch Library
2425 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202

6 p.m.
Free and open to the public

    A Path AppearsA Path Appears
    By Maro Chermayeff

    Thursday, January 15

    From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky, A Path Appears goes to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and the USA to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.
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    American DenialAmerican Denial
    By Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Kelly Thomson

    Thursday, February 19

    In 1944 Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal asked: How could America’s belief in liberty and equality also enable Jim Crow segregation? American Denial uses Myrdal’s inquiry to probe--through a diverse chorus of commentators--the power of unconscious biases today in what some have called post-racial America.
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    The HomestretchThe Homestretch
    By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

    Thursday, April 9

    Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from the trauma of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.
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    Limited PartnershipLimited Partnership
    By Thomas G. Miller and Kirk Marcolina

    Thursday, May 7

    After falling in love, a Filipino American and an Australian in 1975 became one of the world’s first same-sex couples to legally marry. The pioneering couple’s fight for justice raged on for 40 years, paving the way for the eventual defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act.
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