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2016 Social Cinema Series

Social Cinema is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee, and is screened at the Marquee Theater, the beautiful state-of-the-art cinema in the new Union South, located at 1308 W. Dayton Street in Madison (Google map). The series is free and open to all. 

For more information on each film, click on the links below.

  • Silenced

    Wednesday, April 6, 7pm
    In Silenced (directed by James Spione), three National Security whistleblowers fight to reveal the darkest corners of America’s war on terror, challenging a government that is increasingly determined to maintain secrecy.

  • The Bad Kids

    Wednesday, April 13, 7pm
    In The Bad Kids (directed by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe), a group of teachers at a Mojave Desert high school take an unconventional approach to improve the lives of their struggling students.

  • The Homestretch

    Wednesday, April 20, 7pm
    In The Homestretch (directed by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly), three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a better future.

  • Food Patriots

    Wednesday, April 27, 7pm
    Touched by his football player son’s battle with a foodborne superbug, a reluctant dad documents his family’s unlikely journey into a world of Food Patriots (directed by Jeff Spitz).

  • The Illusionists

    Wednesday, May 4, 7pm
    Sex sells. What sells even more? Insecurity. The Illusionists (directed by Elena Rossini) examines the multi-billion dollar industries that saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo.