Lt. Governor Zuckerman hosts a movie on the 4th Thursday of each month. Our goal is to create an opportunity for conversation around issues currently active in our state and country. A panel and audience discussion follows each movie. All are free and open to the public. If you have a movie to suggest please contact us.
2020 Movie Series
All movies are shown in the State House Cafeteria. Doors open for networking at 5:30 and movies start at 6:00. Free and open to the public.
February 27: Brother Outsider, the life of Bayard Rustin Details below.
March 26: Coming Home by Bess O’Brien
April 23: Owned: A Tale of Two Americas
BROTHER OUTSIDER, the Life of Bayard Rustin
Thursday, February 27, 2020 in the Cafeteria of the State House, Montpelier.
Doors at 5:30 for networking. Movie at 6:00
Bayard Rustin was there at most of the important events of the Civil Rights Movement - but always in the background. Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin asks "Why?" It presents a vivid drama, intermingling the personal and the political, about one of the most enigmatic figures in 20th-century American history. One of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the March on Washington, intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Bayard Rustin was denied his place in the limelight for one reason - he was gay.
Following the movie the Lt. Governor will host a panel and audience discussion.
This movie is free and open to the public. Snacks Provided. RSVP
Previously Shown Films
ROLLBACKS: An assault against life on earth - A documentary about the many environmental rollbacks made by the current administration.
Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness - A documentary following homeless people in Indianapolis, Indiana.
One Town At A Time - A documentary about Vermont's 251 towns.
Undeterred - A documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona.
Almost Sunrise - Documentary of two Iraq Vets and their struggle with moral injury.
Downstream: The Effects of Parental Incarceration - This Vermont documentary features the compelling stories of those left behind when a parent goes to prison.
Tough Guise 2 - Provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture.
Reinventing Power - Tells the backstory of clean energy from innovation to installation.
SEED: The Untold Story - Follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy.
ZeroWeeks - Documentary exploring America’s desperate need for modern paid family leave policies.
The Devil We Know - Documentary following a group of citizens in West Virginia as they learn the history of PFOA in their water and take on Dupont cooperation.
Awake: A dream from Standing Rock - Documentary of Native-led definance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.
From the Ashes - A compelling look at the lives and issues behind the 'war on coal.'
Made in Dagenham - A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant in the UK, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
13th - A thought provoking documentary analyzing the criminalization of African Americans and the U. S. Prison boom.
White Like Me - Explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege.
Intelligent Lives - A catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.
Thanks to our supporting organizations for participating in our Movie Series:
Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club
Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs
Main Street Alliance
Voices for Vermont's Children
Peace and Justice Center
Vermont Conservation Law Foundation
Renewable Energy Vermont
American Legion Vermont
Vermont Conservation Voters
Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Toxics Action Center
UE Local 255
Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
Wabunowin Dawn Society
Vermont State Employees' Association
The Rutland Area NAACP
Vermont State Labor Council - AFL-CIO
Rights and Democracy Vermont
United Professions AFT Vermont
Justice For All
Vermont Center for Independent Living
Green Mountain Self Advocates
Disability Rights Vermont
Vermont Family Network
Vermont Care Partners
Center on Disability and Community Inclusion
Vermont Development Disabilities Council
Lamoille Restorative Center
National Association of Social Workers - Vermont Chapter