Community Cinema Comes to Cookeville
presented by WCTE and TTU Backdoor Playhouse
Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens and other PBS presentations.
Community Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.
When: Every 3rd Tuesday of Month
Where: TTU Backdoor Playhouse
Tuesday, May 21 Screening:
The Revolutionary Optimists
Amlan Ganguly is a lawyer-turned-social entrepreneur who has transformed some of the poorest slums of Kolkata by empowering children to become leaders in improving health and sanitation. Using street theater, dance and data as their weapons, the children have cut malaria and diarrhea rates in half, increased polio vaccination rates and turned garbage dumps into playing fields. Instead of feeling powerless and doomed to perpetuate the cycle of poverty, these children are developing the tools and attitudes to create opportunities for themselves and their communities.
Visit communitycinema.org for information, previews and resources for these important films.
September: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Maro Chermayeff **
October: As Goes Janesville by Brad Lichtenstein
November: Solar Mamas by Jehane Noujaim**
December: No Screening for December. Happy Holidays!
January: Soul Food Junkies by Byron Hurt
February: The Powerbroker by Bonnie Boswell - February 19
March: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines** - March 19
April: The Island President by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen and Richard Berge - April 23 (Not April 16)
May: The Revolutionary Optimists by Maren Grainger-Monsen and Nicole Newnham** - May 21
June: Love Free or Die by Macky Alston - June 18
**Notes a Women and Girls Lead Film
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