Community Cinema: Evolution of a Criminal 11/4

Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for a screening and discussion of Evolution of a Criminal on Tuesday, November 4th, at Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.). The free event is open to the public and takes place from 7 pm to 9 pm.

In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act.

 

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.

Special thanks to
Austin American-Statesman

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 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.

Community Cinema: Daisy Bates resources

Thanks to everyone who attended the Community Cinema screening of Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock. Our next screening will be Feb. 7th and will feature More Than A Month.

For further study of the issues presented in the January screening, please consider checking out these resources at your local branch of the Austin Public Library.

A mighty long way : my journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School /LaNier, Carlotta Walls.

Can we talk about race? : and other conversations in an era of school resegregation / Beverly Daniel Tatum

Five miles away, a world apart : one city, two schools, and the story of educational opportunity in modern America / James E. Ryan.

My father said yes : a white pastor in Little Rock school integration / Dunbar H. Ogden

Oh, do I remember! : experiences of teachers during the desegregation of Austin’s schools, 1964-1971 / Anna Victoria Wilson and William E. Segall

Remember Little Rock : the time, the people, the stories / Walker, Paul Robert.

The Detroit school busing case : Milliken v. Bradley and the controversy over desegregation / Joyce A. Baugh.

The power of one : Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine / Fradin, Judith Bloom.

The long shadow of Little Rock : a memoir / Bates, Daisy

Why she stayed at an African-American school, Solomon Coles, during desegregation / Brenda Mazone Glasgow.

Little Rock nine / Poe, Marshall.

Elizabeth and Hazel : two women of Little Rock / Margolick, David Turn away thy son : Little Rock, the crisis that shocked the nation / Jacoway, Elizabeth

Fighting their own battles : Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the struggle for civil rights in Texas / Brian D. Behnken.

Little Rock Central [videorecording]

The story of Ruby Bridges [videorecording]

Nine from Little Rock [videorecording]

With all deliberate speed [videorecording]

Community Cinema: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock 1/3

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 Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock on January 3rd.

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock
As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. The life of Daisy Bates tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis–pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself.