COMMUNITY CINEMA INITIATIVE
In 2012-2013, NH Public Television, Red River Theatres will present a monthly series of free screenings featuring films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS Series Independent Lens. This NH collaboration is part of a nationwide program in over 95 cities. Join us monthly between September, 2012 and May, 2013 at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main Street, Concord) for a select film and active post-film panel discussion. To learn more about community screenings happening across the country, visit the Community Cinema Web Site.
All Films begin at 6:30 p.m. at Red River Theatres unless otherwise noted. Admission is FREE, reservations suggested.
Schedule of Films
SOUL FOOD JUNKIES
January 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Soul food lies at the heart of African American cultural identity. The black community’s love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some cases, deadly. Soul Food Junkies puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its significance and its consequences. Preview it here!
February 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era. As executive director of the National Urban League, he took the struggle for equality directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. Preview it here!
WONDER WOMEN! - THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES
March 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of the original comic book Amazon, Wonder Woman. From her creation in the 1940s to the superhero blockbusters of today, pop-culture’s representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
THE ISLAND PRESIDENT
April 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is confronting a problem greater than any world leader has ever faced — the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. His is the most low-lying country in the world, and a minor rise in sea level would literally erase it from the map. Preview it here!
THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS
May 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney AmlanGanguly, the ‘Daredevils’ have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city’s poorest slums– awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.
LOVE FREE OR DIE
June 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. The film is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity — and openly gay Bishop Eugene Robinson’s struggle to dispel the notion that God’s love has limits. Preview it here!
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