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


Odd Squad

Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.
South Burlington Community Library
South Burlington, VT
more info »

The Bad Kids

Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m.
Johnson State College 207 Bentley Hall
Johnson, VT
more info »

Front Lines Growing Up Trans

Friday, May 5, 12 p.m.
Brattleboro High School - Diversity Day
Brattleboro, VT
more info »

Black America Since MLK: Episode 4 - Touch the Sky

Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Jericho, VT
more info »

The Opiate Effect

Thursday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.
Springfield Town Library
Springfield, VT
more info »

Dinosaur Train: Exploring the Outdoors

Friday, May 12, 10 a.m.
South Burlington Community Library
South Burlington, VT
more info »

The Local Motive - Episodes 4, 5, & 6

Monday, May 15, 6 p.m.
Manchester Community Library
Manchester, VT
more info »

Peg + Cat

Tuesday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.
Manchester Community Library
Manchester, VT
more info »

The Local Motive - Production, Consumption, Waste

Thursday, May 18, 7 p.m.
Heartbeet Lifesharing
Hardwick, VT
more info »

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood's "Tiger Family Trip"

The Local Motive - Episode 5

Sunday, May 21, 4 p.m.
Vermont Farmers Food Center
Rutland, VT
more info »

Indie Lens Pop Up: Real Boy

Tuesday, May 23, 7 p.m.
Catamount Arts
St. Johnsbury, VT
more info »

Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Montpelier, VT
more info »

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