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.
Monday, November 26, 6:30pm
The Organizer (a film by Nick Taylor and Joey Carey) is a portrait of Wade Rathke, the controversial founder of ACORN, as well as an exploration of that much maligned and misunderstood occupation – community organizing.
Wednesday, March 21, 6:45pm
All across America, thousands of rape kits sit in storage, untested, uninvestigated, and ignored, while rape victims are disregarded by the system that promises to bring them justice. I Am Evidence (directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Trish Adlesic) explores how and why this happened and how all of us can be agents for the changes that must be made.
Wednesday, March 14, 6:45pm
In A Plastic Ocean (directed by Craig Leeson), a journalist teams up with environmental activists and an international team of scientists and researchers, who travel to twenty locations around the world to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
Wednesday, March 7, 6:45pm
Shot below the radar, Complicit (directed by Heather White and Lynn Zhang) follows the journey of Chinese migrant factory-worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting, who takes his fight against the global electronic industry from his hospital bed to the international stage, confronting some of the world’s largest corporations, including Apple, Samsung, and Foxconn.
Wednesday, February 28, 6:45pm
A grassroots movement challenges Citizens United, corporate power, and moguls of the "sharing economy" to stop gentrification and wrest back control of San Francisco's future. Company Town (directed by Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow) shows how a grassroots coalition of unions, tenants, neighborhoods of color, activists and artists can come together and win.
Wednesday, February 21, 6:45pm
Shadow World (directed by Johan Grimonprez) reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. Shadow World explores how governments, their militaries and intelligence agencies, defense contractors, arms dealers and agents are intertwined.