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SCREENING: Years of Living Dangerously

The Center for American Progress' Reel Progress film series is pleased to present an exclusive advance screening of the first installment of the new SHOWTIME® series Years of Living Dangerously.

It’s the biggest story of our time. Hollywood’s brightest stars and today’s most respected journalists explore the issues of climate change and bring you intimate stories of triumph and tragedy. Years of Living Dangerously takes you directly to the heart of the story in this awe-inspiring and cinematic documentary series event from Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

| Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SCREENING: “A Boom with No Boundaries” and “Backyard”

Please join the Center for American Progress' Reel Progress film series and the DC Environmental Film Festival for the DC premiere of the films "A Boom with No Boundaries" and "Backyard".

| Thursday, March 27, 2014

SCREENING: Paycheck to Paycheck

This is the story of our time - how 42 million American women and the 28 million children who depend on them are living in poverty or on the brink of it. From Maria Shriver's multi-platform "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From The Brink" comes a film that offers a deeply personal, unvarnished and moving story of the life of Katrina Gilbert, a single mom, struggling to get ahead but constantly getting knocked back by a system that almost seems designed to see her fail. Directed by Shari Cookson and Nick Doob.

| Tuesday, March 11, 2014


The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years. The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SCREENING: Inequality For All

Directed by Jacob Kornbluth and narrated by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Inequality for All explores how the widening income gap – currently at an historic high – affects Americans, our economy, and democracy itself. Told through expert interviews, personal accounts, and animated graphics, the film brings the abstract concept of income inequality to the masses, and demonstrates how inequality really does harm us all.

| Sunday, September 22, 2013

ARTICLE: How ESPN’s ‘Let Them Wear Towels’ Could Influence Women Who Want To Write About Sports

A personal take on ESPN's Nine for IX documentary "Let Them Wear Towels", exploring how the film can inspire young women interested in sports journalism.

by Anne Shoup | Friday, July 19, 2013

SCREENING: Bridegroom

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, Bridegroom is a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship — a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized– is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.

| Thursday, July 18, 2013

SCREENING: “Venus Vs” and “Let Them Wear Towels”

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX and the continuing struggles that women face for equality, ESPN Films and espnW have created the Nine for IX film series, which will air on ESPN this summer. The two films being screened – "Venus Vs." and "Let Them Wear Towels" – explore the struggle for workplace equality for women through the lens of two remarkable stories from the world of sports.

| Monday, July 1, 2013

SCREENING: ‘A Grand Threat’ and ‘Watershed’

The Center for American Progress’s Reel Progress film series and the DC Environmental Film Festival are excited to present a special double-feature screening of the short film “A Grand Threat” and the documentary “Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West."

| Thursday, March 21, 2013

SCREENING: Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Center for American Progress's Reel Progress film series screened of Beasts of the Southern Wild, followed by a panel discussion with the film's Oscar-nominated director/writer, producers, and breakout star.

| Sunday, February 10, 2013

SCREENING: Electoral Dysfunction

Electoral Dysfunction, a feature-length documentary created by a team of award-winning filmmakers, uses humor and wit to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America.The film stars the brilliant political humorist Mo Rocca, a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a panelist on NPR’s hit quiz show Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!, and a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

| Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SCREENING: Hunger Hits Home

America has a problem – one in five of our children struggles with hunger. It’s not something we like to talk about, but childhood hunger is a crisis, right here at home.

| Wednesday, April 11, 2012

SCREENING: Love Free or Die

"Love Free or Die" is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since.

| Monday, February 13, 2012

SCREENING: A Better Life

Join award-winning director Chris Weitz and star actor Demian Bichir in a special screening of A Better Life, a heart breaking tale of the lives of today’s immigrants.

| Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SCREENING: Tony & Janina’s American Wedding

After 18 years in America, Tony and Janina Wasilewski's family is torn apart when Janina is deported back to Poland, taking their 6-year-old son Brian with her. Set on the backdrop of Chicago, and featuring Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez , a leading champion of immigration reform, this film follows the Wasilewski's three-year struggle to be reunited.

| Tuesday, April 26, 2011