Community Cinema Offers a Sneak Peak at PBS Independent Lens Films

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2012
Contact: Kanya Lyons | (512) 974-7379

Join the Austin Public Library and local PBS affiliate KLRU-TV at the Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr., monthly for Community Cinema, a free monthly screening series featuring films from the PBS series Independent Lens. After the screening, lively discussions bring citizens and organizations together to encourage dialogue and action around important and timely social issues.

Community Cinema provides a chance to explore the world of the acclaimed PBS series Independent Lens outside your living room, before the episode airs. Independent Lens takes you on a journey to unexpected places to meet ordinary people living extraordinary lives. Community Cinema is free and open to the public. For more information please call 512-974-9840 or visit library.austintexas.gov.

Tuesday, January 15 at 7 p.m.
Soul Food Junkies by Bryon Hurt

Soul Food Junkies delves into the historical and controversial relationship between the African American community and soul food. How does our affinity for soul food and its dietary traditions affect the health of the African American community?

Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m.
The Powerbroker by Bonnie Boswell

During the 1950’s and 60’s, civil rights leader Whitney Young navigated a divided society. He challenged America’s white business and political leaders directly, but his efforts to open the doors for equal opportunity were often attacked by Black Americans who felt his methods were in contrast to the Black Power Movement of the time.

Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s, to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

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