The HoustonPBS Community Cinema Series offers free special sneak preview screenings of thought-provoking and ground-breaking independent films scheduled for upcoming broadcast on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. HoustonPBS Community Cinema screenings feature lively panel discussions with leading community-based organizations, special guest speakers, information and resources, and other programming designed to help people learn about and get involved in some of today's key social issues. The screenings, which are offered free of charge, take place at the Houston Public Library's Concourse Level.
Community Cinema is presented locally by HoustonPBS/Channel 8 in collaboration with Independent Lens and ITVS.
All screenings are FREE and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
6pm, Houston Public Library - Central Library - Concourse Level
Houston, TX 77002
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
The Trials of Muhammad Ali
The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a feature-length documentary film covering Ali’s toughest bout, his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. Trials is not a boxing film. It is a fight film tracing a formative period in Ali’s life, one that is remarkably unknown to young people today and tragically neglected by those who remember him as a boxer, but overlook how controversial he was when he first took center stage.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
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.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
The New Black
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.