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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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