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WCTE Community Cinema 2014 - 2015 Free Screenings

All screenings are held at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center and start at 6:00pm

Tuesday, February 17   American Denial 
Tuesday, March 10     The Homestretch 
Sunday, May 3    Limited Partnership

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

American Denial
By Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Kelly Thomson
Tuesday, February 17 at 6 p.m.
Cookeville Performing Arts Center (10 East Broad Street, 38501)

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.

The Homestretch
By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly
Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m.
Cookeville Performing Arts Center (10 East Broad Street, 38501)

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.

Limited Partnership 
By Thomas G. Miller and Kirk Marcolina
Sunday, May 3 at 6 p.m.
Cookeville Performing Arts Center (10 East Broad Street, 38501)

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.

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.

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What is Community Cinema?

This season, Community Cinema celebrates 10 years of uniting people through independent film. Available in more than 75 cities nationwide, 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.