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: Evolution of a Criminal

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

Outer space, redemption, immigration, love, and more. Explore the Community Cinema film line-up >>

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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 >>