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Community Collaborations

Community Collaborations is an ongoing series of engaging cinematic events in partnership with nonprofits, advocacy groups, passionate individuals, and community organizations to generate conversation and action inspired by film.

Upcoming Screenings

JUSTUS

2021 / USA / Cedric B. Theus +

Fri, Jun 177:00pm

Featuring interviews with ex-prisoners and activists, the film interrogates the structures that have targeted Black citizens with overwhelming disparity.

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

2002 / USA / Patricia Cardoso

Wed, Jun 227:00pm

In East LA, 18-year-old Ana struggles between her ambitions of going to college and the desires of her domineering mother for her to get married, have children, and run the family textile factory.

THE FIRST STEP

2021 / USA + / Brandon Kramer

Wed, Jun 297:00pm

In a divided America, Van Jones attempts to pass a landmark criminal justice bill – and finds himself under fire from all sides.

SCREENDANCE 2022

2022 / Various / Various

Fri, Aug 267:00pm

An evening where film meets dance with a series of short works.

Previous Screenings

ON THE DIVIDE

2021 / USA / Maya Cueva +

On the Divide follows the story of three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas who, despite their views, are connected by the most unexpected of places: the last abortion clinic on the U.S./Mexico border.

A DECENT HOME

2021 / USA / Sara Terry

When even the most affordable housing in our American Dream is being devoured by the wealthiest of the wealthy, whose dream are we serving? This rousing documentary addresses urgent issues of class and economic (im)mobility through the lives of mobile home park residents who are fighting for their basic right to fair housing.

SANKOFA

1993 / USA + / Haile Gerima

Sankofa follows Mona, a Black American model on a photo shoot in Cape Coast, Ghana. Through director Haile Gerima’s imaginative storytelling, she undergoes a journey back in time to a plantation in North America.

ON THESE GROUNDS

2021 / USA / Garrett Zevgetis

A viral video shows a white policeman throwing a Black teenager from her school desk. One woman helps the girl, faces the officer, and dismantles the system.