Community Cinema

Community Cinema Comes to Cookeville presented by WCTE and Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Community Cinema Returns to Cookeville

Free Film Screenings presented by WCTE and the Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings and curricula for films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. In 100 cities and online, community members come together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.


Community Cinema 2014 - 2015 Free Screenings
All screenings begin at 7:00 pm at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center.


Tue., May 20: The New Black**

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families, and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar — the black church — and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.


All screenings begin at 7:00 pm at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center.

**Notes a Women and Girls Lead Film


Cookeville Performing Arts Center - 10 East Broad Street, 38501The Independent Television Service (ITVS)Independent Lens

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