Community Cinema

Community Cinema is our neighborhood film series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations.  Featuring documentaries and independent films, Community Cinema draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. 

Make friends, share stories and join the conversation.

Free programming and events.

Past Community Cinema programs have included:

When Elephants Fight, Sept. 2015 – Michigan Filmmaker Mike Ramsdell’s documentary on the fight for minerals in the Congo which has brought poverty, war and corruption to the Congolese while corporations, nations and armed groups have made billions. Partnering with the Albion College Honors Program, Mr. Ramsdell was on hand for film introduction and post screening Q&A.

Whatever Happened to Idlewild?, March 2016 –  With the Albion College History Dept, Whatever Happened to Idlewild is a documentary film by Coy Davis, Jr. Idlewild, Michigan, was once a thriving community steeped in African American culture and entertainment. Once known as America’s “Black Eden,” Idlewild was an active year-round community from 1912 through the mid-1960s, and was visited by well-known entertainers and professionals from throughout the country.  History Professor Dr. Wesley Dick introduced the film and filmmaker/Idlewild resident Coy Davis, Jr.  A lively Q&A followed the film with many guests recounting their personal stories of Idlewild, Michigan.

The Horse Boy, April 2016 – Sponsored by the Alpha Xi Delta and Albion College Institute for Healthcare Professionals.  Understanding Autism was an event with a presentation by speaker Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle preceding a screening of The Horse Boy.

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