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2017 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.

  • Sugar Coated

    Wednesday, February 15, 7pm
    Is sugar the new tobacco? Sugar Coated (directed by Michèle Hozer) takes an eye-opening look at the public relations campaigns that the multi-billion dollar food industry has waged to discredit and distract from mounting scientific evidence about the toxicity of sugar.

  • Do Not Resist

    Wednesday, February 22, 7pm
    Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, Do Not Resist (directed by Craig Atkinson) offers a stunning look at the militarization of policing in America and a glimpse into the future.

  • The True Cost

    Wednesday, March 1, 7pm
    The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost (directed by Andrew Morgan) pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

  • Seed: The Untold Story

    Wednesday, March 8, 7pm
    As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In Seed: The Untold Story (directed by Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel), these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

  • The Occupation of the American Mind

    Wednesday, March 15, 7pm
    The Occupation of the American Mind (directed by Jeremy Earp and Loretta Alper) explores how the Israeli and US governments and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces to shape US media coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict.