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.
Tuesday, February 4, 7:00pm
Youth Unstoppable takes us inside the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement, following the evolution of a diverse network of youth rising up to shape the world they will live in.
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30pm
Rigged chronicles how the right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks - including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court.
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30pm
Hopes soar when a Chinese glass company opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Wednesday, February 26, 6:30pm
In Hungry to Learn, we meet the faces behind an American crisis -- college students so strapped to pay tuition that they don’t have enough money to eat.
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30pm
When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11 and reveals its enduring impact on the community.
Wednesday, March 11, 7:00pm
Roll Red Roll is a true-crime thriller that goes behind the headlines to uncover the deep-seated and social media-fueled “boys will be boys” rape culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America.