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2020 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.

  • Youth Unstoppable

    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.

  • Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook

    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.

  • American Factory

    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.

  • Hungry to Learn

    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.

  • The Feeling of Being Watched

    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.

  • Roll Red Roll

    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.