Community Cinema

WXXI is proud to host a series of free screenings featuring films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.  The screenings, held at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY), will be followed by lively panel discussions to encourage dialogue and action around important and timely social issues. These events are free, open to the public, and reservations are not required. To learn more about community screenings happening across the country, click here.

Community Cinema

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? That's the question this film, screening free at the Little Theatre, tries to answer.
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
Join us for this film that investigates young women in America who are forced into a life of prostitution and the innovative programs that have evolved to achieve remarkable results in empowering their lives.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal identified a powerful force in American life: the acceptance of the contradiction between the American Creed held dear and political and social behavior.

Past Discussions

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
Join us for a free screening of a film that tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, followed by a panel discussion.
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Join us for a film that examines how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue.
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:00pm
Join us for a film that looks at a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team as it struggles to compete parallel the town's own fight for survival.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Join us for a film that explores the amazing life of famed boxer Muhammad Ali.

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