Please join the Center for American Progress and the Black Mamas Matter Alliance for a screening of "Death by Delivery."1333 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
Please join the Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress program and Bleecker Street for a screening of “Beirut.” The screening will be followed by a short panel featuring the film’s producer and screenwriter, Tony Gilroy ("Bourne Identity," "Micahel Clayton," "Star Wars: Rouge One") along with the Center for American Progress’ Kelly Magsamen and journalist Hisham Melhem. "Beirut" premiers in theaters on April 11, 2018.Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema, 11th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
The massacre at Sandy Hook was seen as a watershed moment in our national gun debate, but the body count at the hands of gun violence has only grown. Through the lens of victims’ families, as well as pro-gun advocates, Under the Gun examines why our politicians have failed to act.
“Dream On” is a documentary that retraces the 1831 journey of Alexis de Tocqueville across the United States, examining the current state of the American dream. Political comedian John Fugelsang leads this tour, capturing the stories of a diverse group of people struggling to get by: senior citizens who have lost their pensions, fast-food workers campaigning for a living wage, and unauthorized immigrants fighting deportation.
On November 23, 2012, an African American teenager named Jordan Davis stopped at a gas station with three of his friends to buy gum. As he waited in the parking lot, an altercation ensued with another driver, 45-year-old Michael Dunn, over the volume of the music playing in Davis’ car. This altercation ended with Dunn firing 10 shots into the car, killing Davis, and fleeing from the scene. Dunn was ultimately apprehended and charged with Davis’ murder and, at trial, attempted to use the shield of Florida’s expansive “stand your ground” law to justify his actions as reasonable self-defense. Two years and two trials later, Dunn was finally convicted for Davis’ murder and sentenced to life in prison.
"We the People: The Market Basket Effect" traces the events that led 25,000 employees and 2 million customers across New England to stand behind embattled CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and wrest control of a multibillion dollar grocery empire from an activist board of directors led by Artie T.’s cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.
"The Raising of America" is a five-part documentary series that explores the questions: Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation, do better?
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 crew members and setting off the largest oil spill in American history. For almost three months, oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, devastating the ecosystem and the surrounding communities. Five years later, the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon spill are still being felt.
Please join the Center for American Progress and the D.C. Environmental Film Festival for a screening of the films "Balancing Act in America's Playground" and "Our Canyon Lands," followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.