Community Cinema Celebrates 10 Years!

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.

We’re excited about our 10th season. Hope to see you at a free screening near you! Learn more >>


    Support Female Comedians

    Help break gender molds in comedy by building support for female comedians. Watch and share these videos of trailblazing women in comedy with your friends.


    Become a STEM Mentor

    Take the Million Women Mentors pledge to mentor girls and young women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.


    Get Educated

    The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media offers resources, classroom education programs, & more around female portrayals & gender stereotypes in children’s media & entertainment.

  • MAKERS: Women in Hollywood

    MAKERS: Women In Hollywood showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment.

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  • “The New Black” National Partners

    Thanks to all of our Community Cinema National Partners for “The New Black”! These amazing organizations have helped shape local conversations at screenings across the country, and supported getting the word out about events. Read more about them!

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  • Letter from the Filmmaker: The New Black

    In many ways, The New Black was the result of my inability to square with the notion of civil rights as a zero-sum game proposition and my refusal to see marriage equality and African American civil rights as competing struggles.

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  • On Location with Community Cinema in Meza, AZ!

    Last March, The City of Mesa Office of Diversity and Mesa Public Libraries teamed up to host two Community Cinema screenings of The Trials of Muhammad Ali in Mesa, Arizona. The first screening, held at the Mesa Arts Center featured an original exhibit titled, From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali – Contentious Objector. Curated by historian of African-American History, Larry Earl Jr. specifically to compliment the film…

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  • The Exhibition of Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali is a luminary global figure. He is considered the most recognizable athlete in the world. It can be argued that Ali has achieved this iconic global status for what he has done outside of the realm of boxing. Therefore, I sought to assemble original materials that presented Ali’s greatness as a boxer and emphasized his persona as a Muslim, husband, father and outspoken anti-Vietnam War protester.

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