The Flynn Center partners with Vermont Public Television and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Vermont to present Community Cinema in FlynnSpace. Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series showcasing the Emmy Award-winning PBS Series Independent Lens. A new film is previewed at these screenings one month prior to the scheduled broadcast of each film on Vermont Public Television. Following each hour-long film, a community discussion that expands on and examines the film is presented.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7 pm, FlynnSpace
A landmark series based on the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky follows celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde as they travel through six countries to meet inspiring, courageous individuals confronting oppression and developing real, meaningful solutions for women and girls through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.
Following the film, join us for a community discussion with LuAnn Rolley, Director, Women’s Center at UVM, Annika Ljung-Baruth, UVM's Women’s & Gender Studies Program, and Tiffany Bluemle, Executive Director, Vermont Works for Women.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7 pm, FlynnSpace
As Goes Janesville catapults viewers to the front lines of America's debate over the future of its middle class—a debate that has become a pitched battle over unions in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. First, General Motors shuts down Janesville's century-old plant, causing mass layoffs and residents exiled in search of work. Then newly elected governor Scott Walker ignites a firestorm by introducing a bill to end collective bargaining, unleashing a fury of protest and sparking a recall election. Spend three years in the lives of laid-off workers trying to reinvent themselves; business leaders aligned with the governor to promote a pro-business agenda that they believe will woo new companies to town; and a state senator caught in the middle, trying to bring peace to his warring state and protect workers' rights. As goes Janesville, so goes America, a polarized nation losing its grasp on the American Dream.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7 pm, FlynnSpace
Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea—a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four—is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot's solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7 pm, FlynnSpace
Soul food lies at the heart of African American cultural identity. The black community’s love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some cases, deadly. Soul Food Junkies puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its significance and its consequences.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7 pm, FlynnSpace
Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated and contro-versial leaders of the civil rights era. As executive director of the National Urban League, he took the struggle for equality directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7 pm, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center
The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of the original comic book Amazon, Wonder Woman. From her creation in the 1940s to the superhero blockbusters of today, pop-culture’s representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7 pm, FlynnSpace
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is confronting a problem greater than any world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. His is the most low-lying country in the world, and a minor rise in sea level would literally erase it from the map.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7 pm, FlynnSpace
Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums—awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7 pm, FlynnSpace
Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. The film is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity—and openly gay Bishop Eugene Robinson's struggle to dispel the notion that God’s love has limits.