Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Community Cinema

All films start at 7pm

The Carpenter Center, a partner of the Independent Television Service, will host five free screenings of ITVS documentary films through its Community Cinema project. We’ll offer guest speakers, information, resources and other programming designed to enrich your experience with each film. Community Cinema engages the audience to learn, discuss and get involved in the key social issues of our time.

Produced by ITVS, CPB, and PBS

Next Up:

Executive Producers: Dyllan McGee & Peter Kunhardt

MAKERS – Women in Comedy

Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 7pm Free

Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today’s multifaceted landscape. Contemporary comics talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go.  

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood.





Read about all the Community Cinema films for the season >

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Tickets:Select Film/Date below

MAKERS: Women in Comedy >         

Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 7pm

Evolution of a Criminal >

Dec 02, 2014 at 7pm

A Path Appears >

Jan 27, 2015

The Homestretch >

Mar 03, 2015

Limited Partnership >

May 19, 2015



Arts For Life Season