Community Cinema


WMHT has partnered with ITVS to bring you Independent Lens films BEFORE they are shown on television. Starting September 2013, we have six amazing films to screen in our community. Are you interested in showing any of these films? Contact Jenn Baumstein, Community Engagement Coordinator at or 518.880.3553 to set up a screening. 

May 2014 Screenings:

The New Black
May 7, 2014 at 7:30pm | UAlbany
May 8, 2014 at 6pm | Union College

Community Cinema 2013-14 Film Slate


Independent Lens | The New Black

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See how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

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Independent Lens | Medora

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Follow a down-but-not-out basketball team whose struggles parallel its town’s fight for survival.

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Independent Lens | Las Marthas

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Watch Monday, February 17, 2014 at midnight | Follow the Mexican-American girls who help preserve the Martha Washington debutante ball in Laredo.

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Independent Lens | The State of Arizona

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Watch Monday, January 27, 2014 at midnight | Witness the tense emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s struggle with illegal immigration.

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The Graduates/Los Graduados

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Watch Monday, October 28 and November 4, 2013 at midnight | Explore the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis.

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Independent Lens | The Trials of Muhammad Ali

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Witness Muhammad Ali’s toughest bout, his battle to overturn his prison sentence for refusing U.S. military service.

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Independent Lens

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