Community Cinema: Wonder Women!

The March 2013 Community Cinema film is Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines with screenings and discussions in both Austin and Round Rock. All screenings will start at 7 pm, are free and open to the public.

Screenings take place March 5 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) and March 28  at Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main Street).

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Guevara-Flanagan From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s, to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! Looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

Community Cinema: The Powerbroker 2/5

The February 2013 Community Cinema film is The Powerbroker with screenings and discussions in both Austin and Round Rock. All screenings will start at 7 pm, are free and open to the public.

Screenings take place February 5 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) and February 14  at Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main Street).

The Powerbroker
During the 1950s and 60s, civil rights leader Whitney Young navigated a divided society. He challenged America’s white business and political leaders directly, but his efforts to open the doors for equal opportunity were often attacked by Black Americans who felt his methods were in contrast with the Black Power Movement of the time.

Community Cinema: Soul Food Junkies

The January 2013 Community Cinema film is Soul Food Junkies with screenings and discussions in both Austin and Round Rock. All screenings will start at 7 pm, are free and open to the public.

Screenings take place January 15th at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) and January 31st at Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main Street).

Soul Food Junkies
This film delves into the historical and controversial relationship between the African American community and soul food. How does our affinity for soul food and its dietary traditions affect the health of the African American community?

Community Cinema: Beauty Is Embarrassing 12/4

Explore the artistic world of Wayne White at this month’s Community Cinema screening at 7 pm on December 4 Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.).

BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING by Neil Berkeley
Artist Wayne White found early success as one of the creators of Pee-wee’s Playhouse and now his “word” paintings, which feature pithy and often sarcastic text statements crafted onto vintage landscape paintings, have made him a darling of the fine art world. This is a funny, irreverent story of the highs and lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art.

Community Cinema Solar Mamas

Learn how a group of women in impoverished areas throughout the world are changing their community by becoming solar-energy engineers at the November Community Cinema screenings November 6 in Austin and November 29 in Round Rock.

SOLAR MAMAS by Jehane Noujaim
Rafea, who lives in a small Jordanian village, is 30 years old with four children and a husband eager to take a third wife. With the encouragement from her country’s Ministry of Environment, she attends the Barefoot College in India to train to become a solar-energy engineer. The Barefoot College provides training to the rural poor to empower them to make their communities sustainable. Students include rural women from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Columbia, and Guatemala.

Screenings will be held in Austin at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) and in Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main Street). All screenings will start at 7 pm, are free and open to the public.

Community Cinema: As Goes Janesville

The October 2012 Community Cinema film is As Goes Janesville with screenings and discussions in both Austin and Round Rock. All screenings will start at 7 pm, are free and open to the public.

As Goes Janesville by Brad Lichtenstein records two years in the lives of laid-off workers, business leaders, and elected officials trying to reinvent their lives and their Midwestern town amid the closure of their GM plant and America’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Screenings take place October 2 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) and October 25 at Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main Street).

Community Cinema beings with Half the Sky

Independent Television Service and KLRU announce this year’s Community Cinema films. For the 2012-13 season screenings will be held in Austin at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) and in Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main Street). All screenings will start at 7 pm, are free and open to the public.

Community Cinema screens films monthly from September through June, and can be found in over 100 communities at a range of venues — from libraries to arts centers — in both major cities and small towns. After the screenings, Community Cinema hosts panel discussions with leading community-based organizations, special guest speakers, interactive workshops, local resources, and other programming designed to help people learn more and get more involved.

September 4 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library
September 27 at Round Rock Public Library
HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE by Maro Chermayeff

Inspired by his best-selling Pulitzer Prize-winning book, author Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists travel to nine countries. They witness courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and creating meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.

October 2 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library
October 25 at Round Rock Public Library
AS GOES JANESVILLE
by Brad Lichtenstein
As Goes Janesville records two years in the lives of laid-off workers, business leaders, and elected officials trying to reinvent their lives and their Midwestern town amid the closure of their GM plant and America’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.


November 6 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library
November 29 at Round Rock Public Library
SOLAR MAMAS
by Jehane Noujaim
Rafea, who lives in a small Jordanian village, is 30 years old with four children and a husband eager to take a third wife. With the encouragement from her country’s Ministry of Environment, she attends the Barefoot College in India to train to become a solar-energy engineer. The Barefoot College provides
training to the rural poor to empower them to make their communities sustainable. Students include rural women from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Columbia, and Guatemala.

December 4 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING
by Neil Berkeley
Artist Wayne White found early success as one of the creators of Pee-wee’s Playhouse and now his “word” paintings, which feature pithy and often sarcastic text statements crafted onto vintage landscape paintings, have made him a darling of the fine art world. This is a funny, irreverent story of the highs and lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art.

January 15 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library
January 31 at Round Rock Public Library

SOUL FOOD JUNKIES by Bryon Hurt
Soul Food Junkies delves into the historical and controversial relationship between the African American community and soul food. How does our affinity for soul food and its dietary traditions affect the health of the African American community?

February 5 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library
February 14 at Round Rock Public Library
THE POWERBROKER
by Bonnie Boswell
During the 1950’s and 60’s, civil rights leader Whitney Young navigated a divided society. He challenged America’s white business and political leaders directly, but his efforts to open the doors for equal opportunity were often attacked by Black Americans who felt his methods were in contrast with the Black Power Movement of the time.

March 5 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library
March 28 at Round Rock Public Library
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES
by Kristy
Guevara-Flanagan From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s, to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! Looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

April 2 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library
April 25 at Round Rock Public Library
THE ISLAND PRESIDENT
by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge
After bringing democracy to his country, President Mohaned Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, takes up the fight to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea.

May 7 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library
May 30 at Round Rock Public Library
THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS
by Maren Grainger-Monsen and Nicole Newnham
In the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta, a lawyer turned social entrepreneur is empowering young girls and boys to take an active role in transforming their own lives. Through arts programs and hands-on activities like mapping their communities, these young girls and boys have brought clean drinking water to and improved sanitation in their slums.

June 4 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library
June 27 at Round Rock Public Library
LOVE FREE OR DIE
by Macky Alston
Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality, and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

Community Cinema: Strong! 5/1

Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for free Community Cinema screenings on the first Tuesday of the month at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr,). Screenings will start at 7 p.m. with a discussion to follow each of the films. The next screening will be Strong! on May 1st.

Strong!
A formidable figure, standing at 5’8″ and weighing over 300 pounds, Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. STRONG! chronicles her journey and the challenges this unusual elite athlete faces, exploring popular notions of power, strength, beauty and health.

Community Cinema: Hell and Back Again 4/3

Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for free Community Cinema screenings on the first Tuesday of the month at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr,). Screenings will start at 7 p.m. with a discussion to follow each of the films. The next screening will be the Academy-Award-nominated documentary Hell and Back Again on April 3rd.

Hell and Back Again
What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home – injured physically and psychologically – and build a new life? HELL AND BACK AGAIN asks and answers these questions with the conflict in Afghanistan as the backdrop. Two overlapping narratives intercut: the life of a Marine on the war front, and the life of the same Marine in recovery at home – creating a realistic depiction of how Marines experience this war.

Community Cinema: More Than a Month 2/7

Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for free Community Cinema screenings on the first Tuesday of the month at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr,). Screenings will start at 7 p.m. with a discussion to follow each of the films. The next screening will be More Than a Month on February 7th.

More Than a Month
Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, MORE THAN A MONTH investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America.