DocNight Schedule

All screenings are free and open to the public and start at 6:30pm typically on the last Tuesday of the month at The Portico (Hyde Park Methodist Church’s Downtown Campus) located at 1001 N. Florida Street in Tampa, Florida. There is plenty of parking in the church lot which you can enter from Florida Ave, just to the left of the brick chapel.  After the discussion, people are welcome to leave or stay for a post-film discussion. We hope you will join us!

UPCOMING

Jan 28 – Too Close to Home 
Behind our world-famous beaches, tourist attractions and sunny suburbs lies an alarming secret: Tampa Bay is a hotbed for human trafficking. Men, women and children are forced against their will to serve in the sex trade, domestic servitude and agricultural industries. They are bought, sold and discarded in our own community, making Florida the third-highest ranked state in the nation for this fast-growing crime. Join us for an in-depth look at this crisis with “Too Close to Home”, a WEDU documentary on human trafficking in Tampa Bay. Local law enforcement, service providers and citizens are creating a grass roots movement to help combat this form of modern-day slavery.

PAST FILMS

A Place at the Table
The Island President
The House I Live In
Five Broken Cameras
Taxi to the Dark Side
The Education of Shelby Knox
God Loves Uganda
Love Free or Die
Chisholm ’72 Unbought & Unbossed
American Blackout
Sons of Lwala
Not Just a Game
28 Up – South Africa
Please Vote for Me
The Order of Myths
The Loving Story

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JAN. 28, 2015 – Too Close to Home

Behind our world-famous beaches, tourist attractions and sunny suburbs lies an alarming secret: Tampa Bay is a hotbed for human trafficking. Men, women and children are forced against their will to serve in the sex trade, domestic servitude and agricultural industries. They are bought, sold and discarded in our own community, making Florida the third-highest ranked state in the nation for this fast-growing crime. Join us for an in-depth look at this crisis with “Too Close to Home”, a WEDU documentary on human trafficking in Tampa Bay. Local law enforcement, service providers and citizens are creating a grass roots movement to help combat this form of modern-day slavery.

All DocNight@thePortico screenings are free and open to the public and start at 6:30pm at 1001 N. Florida Street in Tampa, Florida

Dec. 8, 2015 – The Loving Story

This debut feature by Full Frame documentary festival founder Nancy Buirski is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.

All DocNight@thePortico screenings are free and open to the public and start at 6:30pm at 1001 N. Florida Street in Tampa, Florida

Oct. 27. 2015 – The Order of Myths

The doctrine, “separate but equal” ended in the 1950s, right? Think again. At America’s oldest Mardi Gras—celebrated each year in Mobile, Alabama—events remain segregated between white and black residents. Beneath the surface of pageantry, lies a complex story about race relations and the ever-present racial divide that persists in America today.

All DocNight@thePortico screenings are free and open to the public and start at 6:30pm at 1001 N. Florida Street in Tampa, Florida.

May 26, 2015: Please Vote for Me

A charming look at Chinese students getting a hard lesson in democracy when they elect a class monitor for the first time. Post screening discussion moderated by Courtney Beitler, Teacher at Berkeley Preparatory School.

All DocNight@thePortico screenings are free and open to the public and start at 6:30pm at 1001 N. Florida Street in Tampa, Florida.

Monday April 27, 2015: 28 Up

28 Up returns every seven years to watch black and white children grow up in post-apartheid South Africa. Post screening discussion moderated by Roger Scholtz who grew up in South Africa and is now Senior Pastor at Hyde Park Methodist Church.

All DocNight@thePortico screenings are free and open to the public and start at 6:30pm at 1001 N. Florida Street in Tampa, Florida.

March 24, 2015: Not Just a Game

This survey of sports and politics in America examines how athlete activists have used their platform to oppose militarism, racism, sexism, and homophobia. Post screening discussion moderated by Christopher Boulton, UT Assistant Professor of Communication and Co-writer and Co-Producer of Not Just a Game. Classroom studyguide and more information available here. DVDs of the film will be available for educators and individuals at the special rate of $20.

All DocNight@thePortico screenings are free and open to the public and start at 6:30pm at 1001 N. Florida Street in Tampa, Florida.