Wednesday, June 7th

Admission To All Screenings Is Free

7:00 PM – Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

Politics Gets Personal

What would our politics look like if we took democracy seriously?  Cynthia Farrar is a longtime New Haven resident, civic entrepreneur, and small-d democrat.  Since 2007, when she co-founded Purple States TV, she’s been a producer on a mission: to give ordinary people a chance to be heard on the issues that affect us.   She’ll screen mini-documentaries featured on the websites of the New York Times, TIME, and Politico Magazine.

Q&A with the filmmakers follows screening


8:30 PM – Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven 

Making the Video (Dustin Gavin, 2017) – 15min – World Premiere

Travel Light (Lindsay Thompson, 2016) – 94min – New Haven Premiere

A small team of young American filmmakers backpack 500 miles across Spain’s Camino de Santiago, attempting to capture not only their own experience, but also the intimate stories of the pilgrims who journey from all over the world to seek truth on the Camino.

Q&A with the filmmakers follows screening