The State of Arizona

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Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by ITVS in partnership with local public television stations and community organizations, these in-person events and online social screenings bring community members together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

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Get involved by promoting discussion about The State of Arizona in your community. Free resources are available to guide you through the topics, create flyers for Independent Lens viewing parties, and spark discussion on social media.

Community Cinema Screenings:

PAST EVENTS
Alabama
Huntsville
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment
Speakers: Ellin Jimmeson, Filmmaker and activist. "The Second Cooler"
Alaska
Anchorage
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Rasmuson Hall 110

99508
Arizona
Mesa
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St.
85210
California
Aliso Viejo
Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Soka University of America
1 University Dr.
92656
Speakers: TBA
Aliso Viejo
Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Soka University of America
1 University Dr.
92656
Speakers: TBA
Berkeley
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
2966 College Avenue at Ashby
94705
Long Beach
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
6200 Atherton St.
90815
Riverside
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Riverside Public Library
3581 Mission Inn Ave.
92501
Speakers: TBD
Riverside
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Riverside Public Library
3581 Mission Inn Ave.
92501
Speakers: TBD
San Diego
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St.
92114
Speakers: TBA
San Francisco
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
94102
Speakers: Immigrant Nation
67 Sueños
Request more info: Previously used contacts
San Rafael
Monday, November 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth St.
94901
Sebastopol
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley St
95472
Colorado
Denver
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Denver SIE Film Center
2510 E. Colfax Ave.
Durango
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:07 PM
Durango Discovery Museum--Powerhouse Theater
1333 Camino del Rio, Durango
81301
Speakers: To be announced
Grand Junction
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Central Library Community Room
443 N. 6th St
Grand Junction
81501
Mancos
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Mancos Public Library - Community Meeting Room
211 West First St.
81328
Steamboat Springs
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial Library
1289 Lincoln Ave.
80487
Telluride
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Wilkinson Public Library
100 West Pacific Ave.
81435
Speakers: contact: Elissa Dickson- edickson@telluridelibrary.org
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Washignton, DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th St, NW (at Q)
20036
Speakers: Filmmakers Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street, NW
20009
Speakers: Q&A presented by the Institute for Policy Studies: Speakers TBA
Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
20003
Hawaii
Honolulu
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM
The ARTS at Marks Garage
Idaho
Boise
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Idaho Public Television, 1455 N. Orchard Street

83706-2239
Pocatello
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Bengal Theater
921 S. 8th Ave.
83209
Illinois
Chicago
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
60602
Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium
600 S. Gregory St. Urbana, IL
61801
Kansas
Manhattan
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Town Hall, School of Leadership Studies, Kansas State University
103 Leadership Studies Building, Kansas State University
66506
Parsons
Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Labette Community College - Thiebaud Theater
200 S. 14th St.
67357
Speakers: To be announced
Maryland
Towson
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Towson University, College of Liberal Arts Building, Room 4310 (4th Floor), Towson, MD
8000 York Rd.
Towson University
College of Liberal Arts Bldg. (University Ave)
Towson, MD
~Park in garage on University Avenue and cross 2nd floor bridge to CLA Building, event room is on 4th floor~
21252
Massachusetts
Worcester
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Clark University
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA

120 Sackler
Michigan
East Lansing
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM
145 Communication Arts & Sci Bldg.-MSU
Corner of Red Cedar & Wilson Roads
48824
Speakers: On the discussion panel are Susan Reed, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center; Sheila Contreras, MSU Chicano/Latino Studies program; and Aida Cuadrado, Action of Greater Lansing.
Grand Rapids
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2 West Fulton
49503
Traverse City
Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM
The Dennos Museum Centerm Milliken Auditorium
1701 E. Front Street
49686
Speakers: To be announced
Minnesota
Eden Prairie
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Eden Prairie Library
479 Prairie Center Drive
Eden Prairie, MN
55344
Speakers: Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Contact Info: Patricia Fenrick, pfenrick@edenprairie.org
Missouri
Kansas City
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Tivoli Cinemas
Westport Manor Square
4050 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO 64111
64111
Nebraska
Lincoln
Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 N. 13th St.
68508
New Hampshire
Concord
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Red River Theatres
11 S. Main St.
03301
New York
Albany
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM
University at Albany, Uptown Campus, CC Ballroom
1400 Washington Ave
12222
New York
Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM
DCTV
87 Lafayette St.
10013
Speakers: Carlos Sandoval, Catherine Tambini
Saratoga Springs
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry St.
12866
Schenectady
Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Union College Breazzano House
807 Union Street
Breazzano House
Schenectady, NY 12308
Speakers: Jason Benitez- Director, Multicultural Affairs, Union College
Ohio
Cincinnati
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Northern Kentucky University - College of Informatics Digitorium
George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium (GH 201)
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY
41099
Speakers: Professor Anthony Chavez
Butch Hubble
Oklahoma
Tulsa
Monday, December 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Circle Cinema
10 S. Lewis
74104
Speakers: Moderator: Mana Tahaie, YWCA Tulsa Director of Racial Justice
Panelists
• Chris Bell, YWCA Tulsa immigration attorney
• Ofc. Jesse Guardiola, Tulsa Police Department Hispanic Outreach program
• Kasey Hughart, DREAM Act Oklahoma
• Blanca Zavala, Coalition for the American Dream
Request more info: Previously used contacts
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Union Project
801 N Negley Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206
15206
Speakers: Tim Lessick, Global Solutions
TBD
South Carolina
Charleston
Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Olde Village Community Building
4820 Jenkins Ave.
29405
Tennessee
Knoxville
Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM
East Tennessee PBS
1611 E. Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN
37917
Texas
San Antonio
Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Santikos Embassy 14

78216
Speakers: Panelists include: Patricia Barbee (Managing Attorney at Davis Law Firm), Jason Buch (Immigration and Border Affairs Reporter at the San Antonio Express‐News), Dr. Minita Ramírez (Vice President of Student Success at Texas A&M International University), and Juan Tejeda (Instructor of Music and Mexican‐American Studies at Palo Alto College). The event will be moderated by KLRN VP of Marketing and Communications, Katrina Kehoe.
Vermont
Burlington
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Fletcher Free Library
235 College Street
Burlington, VT
05401
Speakers: Barbara Shatara
bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov
Rutland
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Rutland Free Library
10 Court St.
Rutland VT
05701
St. Johnsbury
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Catamount Arts
115 Eastern Ave.
05819
Speakers: Jerry Aldredge
David Johnston
Frank Landry
Virginia
Roanoke
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Williamson Road Library
3837 Williamson Road NW
Roanoke, VA
24012-3331
Washington
Bellingham
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay St
98225
Seattle
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Frye Art Museum Theatre
704 Terry Ave.
98104
Speakers: Note new time: Noon
Vashon Island
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Vashon Theatre
17130 Vashon Hwy SW
98070
Wisconsin
Madison
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI
53703
Sheboygan
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI
53081
Speakers: Voces de la Frontera and The New Sanctuary Movement