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.

Stray Dog
by Debra Granik
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 7pm

From the director of the Oscar-nominated Winter’s Bone comes this portrait of a motorcycle-riding Vietnam veteran. There’s much more to Ronnie “Stray Dog” Hall than meets the eye; behind the tattoos and leather vest is a man dedicated to helping his fellow vets and immigrant family as he also comes to terms with his combat experience.

Autism in Love
by Matt Fuller

Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 7pm

Four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
by Stanley Nelson

Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 7pm

A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.


In Football We Trust
by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn

Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 7pm

In Football We Trust intimately follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. The odds may be stacked against them, but they’ll never stop fighting for a better future.


Peace Officer
by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber

Tue, May 03, 2016 at 7pm

The increasingly tense relationship between law enforcement and the public is seen through the eyes of someone who's been on both sides: a former sheriff who established Utah's first SWAT team, only to see the same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Now a private investigator, Dub seeks the truth in this case and other officer-involved shootings.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tickets:Select Film/Date below

 

Stray Dog
Oct 13, 2015 @ 07:00PM

Autism in Love
Dec 01, 2015 @ 07:00PM

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Feb 02, 2016 @ 07:00PM

In Football We Trust
Mar 15, 2016 @ 07:00PM

Peace Officer
May 03, 2016 @ 07:00PM

 

 

Community Cinema

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