WKAR Community Cinema

Engaging Communities through Film

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings and curricula for films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. In 100 cities and online, community members come together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

Here in mid-Michigan, hundreds have joined the discussion at WKAR screenings with community leaders.

The current season of WKAR Community Cinema is sponsored by MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

communitycinema.org

FREE – Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation around this look at the issue of gay marriage.

'The Homestretch' Was Thought Provoking

Apr 14, 2015
Panel Homestretch
Amanda Pinckney / MSU/WKAR

WKAR Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR, offered an advance screening of The Homestretch, a film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

APR 13 | Independent Lens 'The Homestretch'

Apr 10, 2015
Young man looking across bay at city skyline
Community Cinema

Mon. Apr. 13 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Homestretch follows three remarkable homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a more stable future.

Apr. 9 | Community Cinema: The Homestretch

Mar 27, 2015
Young man looking across bay at city skyline
Community Cinema

FREE – Thursday, Apr. 9, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation around this look at the problem of homelessness among teens. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

'American Denial' Explored Race in America

Feb 25, 2015
American Denial Panel
Amanda Pinckney / PBS

Despite the below freezing temperatures, WKAR Community Cinema returned in February with a screening and conversation featuring American Denial, a new documentary that sheds a unique light on the unconscious political and moral world of modern Americans.

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