Category Archives: Documentaries

Two final screenings added for “American Denial” this week!

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Cost: FREE!

Friday 2/20: 5:30pm and Saturday 2/21: 3:00pm

Due to inclement weather interfering with the two screenings of “American Denial” so far, we’re adding two more screenings later this week.  These are the last screenings we’re able to offer, so we hope you’ll come see this fascinating and riveting documentary about how the American psyche has evolved regarding race.  Don’t miss these last chances to see it on the big screen, on Friday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 3:00pm.  Please tell your friends about it, whether you can make it or not.

American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.  It is the February movie in the Roanoke Public Library’s “Community Cinema” monthly documentary film series.

Second show added for Community Cinema’s “American Denial”

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Cost: FREE!

Tuesday 2/17: 6:00pm and Wednesday 2/18: 6:00pm

We are still planning to show “American Denial” as scheduled tonight (Tuesday) at 6:00pm, but due to the big snowstorm, are adding a second screening tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 6:00pm for those who can’t make the first screening.  Please be sure to join us and see this fascinating, thought-provoking film!

American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.  It is the February movie in the Roanoke Public Library’s “Community Cinema” monthly documentary film series.

Weekly Schedule for 2/2 to 2/8, 2015

FREEDOM RIDERS

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Cost: FREE!

Monday 2/2: 7:00pm

Chronicles the story behind hundreds of civil rights activists called the Freedom Riders who challenged the racial segregation of the American interstate transport and by traveling together in small interracial groups and sitting where they chose on the buses and trains to demand equal access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, and to bring racial segregation national attention.

 

WEEKLY TED TALK – We’re all hiding something. Let’s find the courage to open up

Cost: FREE!

Wednesday 2/4: 12:00pm

In this touching talk, Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the door and step out of your closet.

 

TIME AS MONEY

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Cost: $8.00, or 1 Time Exchange Hour

Thursday 2/5: 7:00pm

A detailed portrait of communities using time banking to meet the needs of everyday life, this movie was made using time banking and barter rather than money.  Come see how you can do the same in your life, using our local Roanoke Valley Time Exchange at www.rvte.org!

 

AMERICAN-MADE MOVIE

Cost: $8.00

Friday 2/6: 7:00pm

This compelling new documentary explores the impact of American manufacturing on both ordinary citizens and the national economy. Through the stories of innovative entrepreneurs and businesses who are making things in the USA while successfully competing in the global economy, the film examines both the positive ripple effect that comes from domestic manufacturing jobs and the hurdles we’ll need to overcome to start bringing them back while asking business owners and consumers alike one simple question: what is your part?

 

SEEKING THE GOOD LIFE IN AMERICA

Cost: $8.00

Saturday 2/7: 7:00pm

Like many of us, Joy is not content with the high consumption modern lifestyle we live in the United States. So she journeys to three different intentional communities – places where people have chosen to share land and resources in all kinds of creative ways. The result is a fun and engaging crash course in sustainable living, thinking outside of the box, and finding positive solutions in an increasingly challenging world.

 

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Weekly Schedule for 1/26 to 2/1

FREEDOM RIDERS

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Cost: FREE!

Tuesday 1/27: 7:00pm

Chronicles the story behind hundreds of civil rights activists called the Freedom Riders who challenged the racial segregation of the American interstate transport and by traveling together in small interracial groups and sitting where they chose on the buses and trains to demand equal access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, and to bring racial segregation national attention.

 

WEEKLY TED TALK – A garden in my apartment

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Cost: FREE!

Wednesday 1/28: 12:00pm

Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles — researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many variations at once and quickly arriving at the optimal system. Call it distributed DIY. And the results? Delicious.

 

TIME AS MONEY

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Cost: $8.00

Wednesday 1/28: 7:00pm

A detailed portrait of communities using time banking to meet the needs of everyday life, this movie was made using time banking and barter rather than money.

 

INEQUALITY FOR ALL

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Cost: $8.00

Thursday 1/29: 7:00pm

A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, this film features Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member-as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy.

 

FIXING THE FUTURE

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Cost: $8.00

Friday 1/30: 7:00pm

In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio, of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS, visits people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. The film highlights effective, local practices such as: local business alliances, community banking, time banking/hour exchange, worker cooperatives and local currencies.

 

SHIFT CHANGE

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Cost: $8.00

Saturday 1/31: 7:00pm

Tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. Such firms tend to be more profitable and innovative, and more committed to the communities where they are based. Yet the public has little knowledge of their success, and the promise they offer for a better life.

 

Click here for a printable (PDF) version of this week’s schedule.  Please help us out by posting a copy wherever people might see it.