Community Cinema

Community Cinema 2013-2014 Schedule


Join us at our new location at the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, for free screenings and discussions with a local panel about the issues raised in the films.

The Graduates/Los Graduados
7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 1

Pressing issues in education today are explored through the eyes of a diverse array of Latino and Latina adolescents from across the U.S. in this eye-opening documentary of the challenges facing both the students and their families.

The State of Arizona
7 pm Tuesday, Dec. 3

The divisive battle over illegal immigration in Arizona that came to a head with Senate Bill 1070 frames this tense documentary that tracks multiple perspectives--activists, politicians, Latino immigrants, controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ranchers, and others--as America eyes the results.

Las Marthas
7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Dating from the aftermath of the U.S.-Mexico War, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas, is unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their young shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and political tension over immigration.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali   
7 pm Tuesday, March 4, 2014    

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the famed boxer's toughest bout of all: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

7 pm Tuesday, April 1   

Medora, Indiana, is a once-booming community beset by a crippled economy and a dwindling population. This documentary follows the town's down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season, capturing the players' stories on and off the court as the team's struggle to compete parallels the town's fight for survival.

The New Black
7 pm Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, the streets, and kitchen tables as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue. Part of the Women and Girls Lead campaign.