CMU Public Broadcasting
A Public Service of Central Michigan University
 
   

Engaging Communities Through Film

Free Film Screenings
2014 - 2015
 
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 (September – May) of films in your own communities

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

 
The 2014/15 Community Cinema Season includes:
 

September 11 - MAKERS: Women in Comedy

This film tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today’s multifaceted landscape. Contemporary comics talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go. Produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

Website

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center

 
   

October Date T.B.D.
MAKERS: Women in Space


Trace the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some, like aviators Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb, passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military, and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. It wasn’t until 1995 that Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a spacecraft. 

Website

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center

 
   

November 13 - Evolution of a Criminal

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

Website

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center

 
   
  December 11 - TBD

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center
 
   

January 8 - A Path Appears: From the Creators of Half the Sky

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.

Website

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center

 
   

February 12 - American Denial

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.

Website

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center

   
   

March 12 - The Homestretch

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.

Website

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center

   
   
 

April 9 - TBD

Website

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center

 
   

May 14- Limited Partnership

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.

Website

7 PM - Dennos Museum Center

 
 
Engaging Communities Through Film
 
 
For more infromation:

Linda Dielman, WCMU Program/Outreach Manager
(989) 774-3562 or dielm1lk@cmich.edu