Community Cinema

Community Cinema is a ground-breaking civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings and community discussions of films from the acclaimed, award-winning series Independent Lens. Free and open to the public, our Community Cinema is held from September to June, focusing on timely social issues of the day. We work to bring this tremendous content directly into your communities, and build partnerships all across the state to enable all Vermonters to be part of the discussion. Check the Events Calendar for Community Cinema near you!


Discussions follow all Community Cinema screenings. In Montpelier and Middlebury, the local cable access station partners with Vermont PBS to bring these discussions to those who wish to view them on-line.
In Montpelier, videos produced by ORCA Media, Community Cinema Partner with Kellogg-Hubbard Library and Vermont PBS.
In Middlebury, videos produced by MCTV, Community Cinema Partner with Ilsley Public Library and Vermont PBS.

Community Partners

Brattleboro Community Television

One of our original Community Cinema partners when the program was launched in 2009-2010.
Burlington City Arts

New Burlington partner this 2013-2014 Season
Catamount Arts
Community Cinema partner since 2010-2011 Season.
Fletcher Free
Fletcher Free Library
New Burlington partner this 2013-2014 Season
Ilsley Public Library
New Middlebury partner this 2013-2014 Season
Johnson State College
New Johnson partner this 2013-2014 Season
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Montpelier partner since the 2012-2013 Season
ORCA Media

Montpelier partner since the 2012-2013 Season
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
at the University of Vermont
Burlington partner since 2010-2011
Middlebury Community Televison

New Middlebury partner this 2013-2014 Season
Rutland Free Library
Community Cinema Partner since 2011-2012 Season
*Denotes Community Cinema Screening /Discussion Venue


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Daniel Tiger's Katerina's Costume

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Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson & Damon Kwame Mason's "Souls on Ice"

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Mira Niagolva's Welcome to Vermont: Four Stories of Resttled Indentify

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