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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.
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WQED's COMMUNITY CINEMA SERIES WELCOMES THE PUBLIC TO FREE SCREENINGS
WQED Community Cinema Series to be held once a month through June 2011

WQED’s COMMUNITY CINEMA SERIES
WELCOMES THE PUBLIC TO FREE SCREENINGS

WQED Community Cinema Series to be held once a month through June 2011

PITTSBURGH—WQED opens its doors to the community with Community Cinema. Once each month from October 2010 through June 2011, the public is invited to a free screening of public television documentaries, a panel discussion and community dialogue.

Pushing the Elephant will be screened at WQED Studios in Oakland on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. This film captures one of the most important stories of our age, in which genocidal violence is challenged by the moral fortitude and grace of one woman's push for peace.

Other films scheduled for Community Cinema and part of the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens include: Bhutto, an intimate look at the life of Benazir Bhutto and Welcome to Shelbyville, the story of one Tennessee town working to come to terms with the “new” immigrants and “what it means to be an American.”

Last year, more than 40,000 people attended the 650 Community Cinema events held nationwide in partnership with over 800 local and national organizations that participated by engaging the audience in thoughtful discussions about the films.

“Community Cinema has been a success because it heightens and raises the public’s attention to issues that affect our local and global communities through film,” said Independent Television Service (ITVS) President Sally Jo Fifer.

For the full Community Cinema schedule, additional film resources and a link to make reservations for the next screening go to www.wqed.org/education

For archived recordings of previous Community Cinema panel discussions go to www.wqed.org and select any of the links to the films that have been screened.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.


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Additional documents:
Community Cinema Schedule 2010-2011 -

Pushing the Elephant Photo Captions -

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