Social Cinema 2015 Schedule

The UW-Madison Havens Center’s Annual Film Series explores contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. The series is designed to appeal to a broad audience of students, faculty, and the general public who not only love film but are also interested in engaging in a discussion of significant social, political, and economic issues explored through film. Each screening is followed by a conversation led by a facilitator or facilitators well versed in the topic covered by the film.

Social Cinema is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee, and is screened at the Marquee Theater, the beautiful state-of-the-art cinema in the new Union South, located at 1308 W. Dayton Street in Madison. The series is free and open to all.

If You Build It

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

"IF YOU BUILD IT"

Wednesday, February 11, 7pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI) 

A captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education in which designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller work with local high school students in an impoverished rural North Carolina county to help transform both their community and their lives.

A post-screening discussion will be led by Brian McMahon, Program Director, Operation Fresh Start

Co-sponsored by the Sector67 and the Southwest Wisconsin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 

The UW-Madison Havens Center’s Annual Film Series explores important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film.  

Social Cinema 2015 is made possible in part by support the Morgridge Center. The series is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and is free and open to all. For more information on the full series, go to http://www.havenssocialcinema.org/

 

 


THE HAND THAT FEEDS

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SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE 

"THE HAND THAT FEEDS"

Wednesday, February 18, 7pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI) 

Risking deportation, a group of undocumented immigrant workers in a New York bakery/café team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve.

A post-screening discussion will be led by Armando Ibarra, UW School for Workers

Co-sponsored by Workers Rights Center, Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, Union of Immigrant Workers, South Central Federation of Labor

The UW-Madison Havens Center’s Annual Film Series explores important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film.  

Social Cinema 2015 is made possible in part by support from the Morgridge Center. The series is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and is free and open to all. For more information on the full series, go to http://www.havenssocialcinema.org/

 

 


SOCIAL CINEMA: "OUT IN THE NIGHT"

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"OUT IN THE NIGHT"

Wednesday, February 25, 7pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI) 

The story of a group of young friends, African American lesbians from Newark who are out one hot August night in New York’s Greenwich Village. After a lifetime demanding self-defense, one night they fought back and paid a heavy price. It is a timely story that explores the intersection of race, criminal justice, and women’s and LGBTQ rights. 

A post-screening discussion will be led by M AdamsYoung, Gifted and Black Coalition

Co-sponsored by Young, Gifted and Black Coalition and Madison Urban Ministry

SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE explores important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film.  

Social Cinema 2015 is made possible in part by support from the Morgridge Center and Edgewood College's COR Program. The series is organized by the Havens Center in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and is free and open to all. For more information on the full series, go to http://www.havenssocialcinema.org/

 

 


SOCIAL CINEMA: "RETURN OF THE RIVER"

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"RETURN OF THE RIVER"

Wednesday, March 4, 7pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI) 

The story of the largest dam removal project in history, one which captures the tenacity of individuals who would not give up on a river and explores the complex relationship between Native and white communities and the environment that sustains them.

A post-screening discussion will be led by Helen Sarakinos of the River Alliance of Wisconsin

SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE explores important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film.  

Social Cinema 2015 is made possible in part by support from the Morgridge Center and Edgewood College's COR Program. The series is organized by the Havens Center in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and is free and open to all. For more information on the full series, go to http://www.havenssocialcinema.org/

 


SOCIAL CINEMA: "FOOD CHAINS"

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"FOOD CHAINS"

Wednesday, March 11, 7pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI) 

An intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the US.

A post-screening discussion will be led by Jose Oliva, Food Chain Workers Alliance and Gerardo Reyes, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Co-sponsored by Workers Rights Center, Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, Union of Immigrant Workers, Labor & Working Class Studies Project, and South Central Federation of Labor

SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE explores important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film.  

Social Cinema 2015 is made possible in part by support from the Morgridge Center and Edgewood College's COR Program. The series is organized by the Havens Center in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and is free and open to all. For more information on the full series, go to http://www.havenssocialcinema.org/

 


SOCIAL CINEMA: "CITIZEN FOUR"

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"CITIZEN FOUR"

Wednesday, March 18, 7pm

Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI) 

A real-life thriller chronicling Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).

A post-screening discussion will be led by Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE explores important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film.  

Social Cinema 2015 is made possible in part by support from the Morgridge Center and Edgewood College's COR Program. The series is organized by the Havens Center in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and is free and open to all. For more information on the full series, go to http://www.havenssocialcinema.org/

 


SOCIAL CINEMA: "AFRAID OF THE DARK"

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"AFRAID OF THE DARK"

Thursday, May 21, 7pm 

Marquee Theater, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. 

Afraid of the Dark takes us to the places few of us want to go and raises questions most of us would rather not ponder about anthropogenic climate disruption. Not just what it is and what it will do to the planet, but why humans are seemingly incapable of doing anything to reverse the train-wreck that’s well on its way with few signs of turning back. Filmed on Location in Italy, Germany, Norway, Canada, France, Scotland, England and the US. 

Following the film, join a discussion with John Stauber (author of Toxic Sludge is Good for You), Steve Horn (DeSmog Blog), and Maria Drews (Madison 350). 

SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE explores important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film.  

Social Cinema 2015 is made possible in part by support from the Morgridge Center and Edgewood College's COR Program. The series is organized by the Havens Center in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and is free and open to all.