Community Cinema Initiative

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In 2014-2015, New Hampshire Public Television and Red River Theatres will present a series of free Community Cinema screenings featuring films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.  Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative bringing together leading organizations, community members and public television stations to learn, discuss and get involved in today’s critical social issues.

Join us for a screening of a film and active post-film panel discussion.

All Films begin at 6:30 p.m. at Red River Theatres unless otherwise noted.  Admission is FREE, reservations suggested.

Schedule of Films


October 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Red River Theatres, Concord, NH

MAKERS is a digital and video storytelling platform that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.


evolutionofacriminal_logoEVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL

November 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Red River Theatres, Concord, NH

In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act.



apathappears_logo A PATH APPEARS

January 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Red River Theatres, Concord, NH

A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

americandenial_logoAMERICAN DENIAL

February 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Red River Theatres, Concord, NH

Using the story of Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard, American Denial explores the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice still impact notions of race and class today.


homestretch_logoTHE HOMESTRETCH

March 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Red River Theatres, Concord, NH

Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.



limitedpartnership_logoLIMITED PARTNERSHIP

May 12 a 6:30 p.m.
Red River Theatres, Concord, NH

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.



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