Twin Cities area public libraries will host free screenings of films from the award-winning tpt series "Independent Lens" as part of its national engagement program, Community Cinema.

Community Cinema pairs independent films with lively panel discussions featuring local experts and community leaders and moderated by hosts from tpt. These free screenings are presented in partnership with tpt, MELSA and the Independent Television Service.


Follow the members of the Miami-based Spirit of Goodwill band as they prepare for the concert of a lifetime. These inspiring musicians and singers, all with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, reveal the greatness within all of us. Visit www.4onceinmylife.com for more information.



Cyntoia Brown is serving a life sentence for murder at the age of 16. This story challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how biology and family history can doom some young people from the start. Find more information about this movie at www.itvs.org/films/me-facing-life.



These programs are funded with money from the vote of Minnesota residents on November 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve our state's art and cultural heritage.