This season, Community Cinema celebrates 10 years of uniting people and igniting conversations through independent film. Browse the lineup below for more information about our upcoming films.

  • The Homestretch

    By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

    Screening March & April 2015

    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

    Screening May 2015

    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.


    By Dyllan McGee and Peter Kunhardt

    Screening September & October 2014

    MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. A landmark television and digital-video initiative in collaboration with AOL, MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

  • Evolution of a Criminal

    By Darius Clark Monroe

    Screening November & December 2014

    Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to become a bank robber as a teenager in Texas, though interviews with family, friends, and mentors involved in his story as well as by returning to the scene of the crime.

  • A Path Appears

    By Maro Chermayeff

    Screening January 2015

    From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky, A Path Appears goes to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and the USA to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

  • American Denial

    By Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Kelly Thomson

    Screening February 2015

    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.

    Photograph by Gordon Parks / Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation