CMU Public Broadcasting
A Public Service of Central Michigan University
From the Emmy Award-winning public television series Independent Lens
Presented by CMU Public Television and its community partner:
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, 1701 East Front Street, Traverse City

• A groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative

• Free monthly screenings (October – May) of films in your own communities

• Bringing together organizations and community members to learn, discuss and get involved

The 2013/14 Community Cinema Season includes:
October 3 - The Graduates/Los Graduatos

Pressing issues in education today are explored through the eyes of a diverse array of Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States in this eye-opening documentary on the challenges facing both the students and their families. The Girls Hour of this two-hour series is part of the Women and Girls Lead campaign.

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center
November 7 - The State of Arizona

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.

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center
December 5 - Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience

Contemporary Michigan Native American role models are examined through powerful personal stories.
Solutions for many historical and currently relevant issues are examined. The film is intended to build bridges
of understanding among Natives and non-Natives alike.
(Not a Community Cinema presentation. The producer will be part of our panel.)

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center
February 6 - Las Marthas

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.

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center
March 6 - The Trials of Muhammed Ali

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 - Dennos Museum Center

April 3 - Medora

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.

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center
May 1 - 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.

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center
Engaging Communities Through Film
For more infromation:

Linda Dielman, WCMU Program/Outreach Manager
(989) 774-3562 or