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.

Past Discussions

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple fell in love and took on the US government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
Rafea is 30 years old with four children and a husband who is eager to take a third wife.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Swedish economists Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
Free screening & panel discussion: A Path Appears Episode 2 - Poverty & Early Childhood Intervention (West Virginia), Teen Pregnancy (Colombia), Forced Child Labor (Haiti) investigates the issues of poverty and the impact on women and children.
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.

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