This season, Community Cinema celebrates 10 years of uniting people through independent film. Available in more than 75 cities nationwide, Community Cinema presents free screenings and discussions around the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens. By igniting conversations around issues that affect us all, Community Cinema creates real and lasting change — both at home and around the world.

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Now Showing: 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.
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Can’t Get to an Event? Participate Online

Watch Independent Lens and other PBS films online and chat with a live audience and special guests.
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Educators: Connect to Free Resources

Browse our collection of free educational materials. Stream short-form film modules adapted from our award-winning documentaries, and download standards-based lesson plans for high schools, community colleges, NGOs, and youth organizations. Browse the collection >>