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, 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.

Past Discussions

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.
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
Join us for a film that shares the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950s and ‘60s. 

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