Final Schedule Announced!

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We’re so jazzed about our final line-up to finish the 2016 Film Series: Getting Local. Doors always open at 6:00pm, Speaker/Panel at 6:30pm. It’s not too late to get involved and become a co-sponsor. See you there!

Friday, Sept. 2

“How to Let Go of the World, And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change”

Philadelphia Street Playhouse

725 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701

This visually striking account of local environmental problems and solutions across the world is the latest from the director of the 2014 film Gasland. Directed by Josh Fox, Gasland I and II traced the effects of fracking, and was considered a major influence in the debate environmental protection in Pennsylvania and New York. We’re also going to be treated to a sneak preview of an upcoming film that tracks grassroots organizing in Indiana County, from Tea Parties to Hellbenders!

Co-sponsors: Evergreen Conservancy, IUP E.C.O. Club

Friday, Sept. 30

“The Mask You Live In”

Philadelphia Street Playhouse

725 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701

From the Representation Project, and the folk that brought Miss. Representation, this 1015 release explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men, and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

Co-sponsor: The CARE Center

 

Fri 10/28 

“Invisible Hand” 

IUP Humanities and Social Sciences Building

921 Grant Street, Indiana, PA

Through the lens of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in one of the largest fossil fuel extraction zones in the United States, we uncover a series of stories that challenge our conventional views of economy, human rights, and democracy. This is the latest project from IUP Alum Melissa Troutman’s production company, Public Herald

Co-sponsor: IUP Sustainability Studies Program

 

Friday Films are Back!! – NEW DATE!

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The Center for Community Growth is proud to launch the second season of the 2016 Film Series, Getting Local with the newest documentary from Pennsylvania native and Oscar nominated director, Josh Fox, How to Let Go of the World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change).

Friday, September 2
Philadelphia Street Playhouse
725 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA

Doors Open: 6:00pm
Special MYSTERY Guest: 6:30pm
Film: 7:00 pm

This visually striking account of local environmental problems, and local solutions across the world is the latest from the director of the 2014 film, Gasland. Gasland I and II traced the effects of fracking, and was considered a major influence in the debate on environmental protection in Pennsylvania, and New York.

Fox’s latest Sundance Official Selection 2016, takes a tough and motivational look at the effects of global warming across the globe.

Doors Open: 6:00pm
Special MYSTERY Guest: 6:30pm
Film: 7:00 pm

How to let go

Vigil for Orlando

Please join us this Sunday, June 19, 8pm at the Indiana County Courthouse for a vigil for the victims of the recent tragedy in Orlando. This is an event to grieve the loss of  life;  support their loved ones and families; support the local LGBT community who feels wounded and is grieving; and to offer hope to our local community. All are welcome.

RSVP on Facebook, or we’ll see you there🙂

Sunday, June 19, 8pm,

Indiana County Courthouse,

825 Philadelphia Street,

Indiana, PA 15701

 

Part 1 was incredible! Part 2 starts in August!

Thanks so much for everyone who came out to the first half of this year’s film series, Getting Local! Check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds for pictures!

Getting Local Part 2 starts in August! Our first film is so fresh and new it’s not event titled yet, but we know you’re going to love it

 8/26 – “Title TBA” from Tea Parties to Hellbenders; grassroots organizing in Indiana County. 

 9/30 – “The Mask You Live In” Boys and men navigate narrow visions of masculinity.

 10/28 – “The Invisible Hand” PA stories challenging democracy, human rights, and economic prosperity.

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2016 Film Series Launches Friday!

And we’re back!

Friday, January 29, 6:30pm; The Center for Community Growth launches our 2016 Film Series, Getting Local.

Please join us for a screening of the 2015 documentary by Tim Wise, White Like Me, followed by a panel discussion to include IUP President, Dr. Mike Driscoll, Indiana Borough Police Chief, William Sutton, and Indiana County Commissioner, Sherene Hess.

Our hope is to identify race conscious public policy  that can dismantle white privilege and combat racism. This event is co-sponsored by the Indiana County NAACP, and will be held at the Chevy Chase Community Center.

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In February, we turn our attention to sustainability, and will partner with IUP’s new Sustainability Program to bring the documentary based on Naomi Kline’s book, This Changes Everything. Again, we’ll be inviting local policy makers to the stage to identify local solutions to the global problems of climate change. We’ll be breaking in the new humanities building at IUP, so please join us!

In March we will partner with the Indiana Food Co-Op, with a screening of Food For Change, a documentary about Food Co-ops. The bonus for this event, there’ll be delicious, locally sourced food, served from the kitchen of the Chevy Chase Community Center.

When we come back in August, we’ll feature two films shot locally that include footage of the fight for local authority over gas companies in Grant Township, and a third that asks what it takes to be a man. We’re still looking for a home for this second half, so stay tuned!

January 29 – White Like Me, Chevy Chase Community Center, 640 N 5th Ave.; co-sponsored by NAACP

 

February 26 – This Changes Everything – IUP Humanities building, co-sponsored by Sustainability Studies Program

March  25 –  Food For Change –  Chevy Chase Community Center; co-sponsored by Food Co-Op of Indiana, PA

August 26 – Ziesche film (about grassroots organizing in Indiana County) – title TBC/under production

September 30 – The Mask You Live In – Missrepresentation Project

October 28 – Invisible Hand – Melissa Troutman, Josh Prebanic

 

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