Community Citizenship Film Series

The Community Citizenship Film Series provides an opportunity for the Columbia community to attend a film screening and participate in a panel discussion on its relation to the critical issues of our time.



February 26, 2020

Queen & Slim

The first Community Citizenship Film Series screening of 2020 features the critically acclaimed "Queen & Slim," which tells the story of a young African-American couple whose first date ends up with them on the run after a violent traffic stop, earning them outlaw and folk hero status. A Q&A was held with Professors Trey Ellis and Ron Gregg of Columbia’s School of the Arts and Soraya McDonald, ESPN and NPR contributor on race, sports and culture, will follow with moderator Michelle Miller, CBS national correspondent and co-host of "CBS This Morning: Saturday." 



November 6, 2019

The Report 

Amazon Studios and the Office of University Life presented the 2019 Community Citizenship Film Series featuring the critically acclaimed film, "The Report," starring Adam Driver. The screening was followed by a Q&A discussion with the film's director Scott Z. Burns, U.S. Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones and Hina Shamsi, director of the National Security Project at the American Civil Liberties Union and a lecturer at Columbia Law School. The discussion was moderated by Isobel Yeung, correspondent and producer for Vice News.


February 13, 2019

Boy Erased 

University Life’s Community Citizenship film series featured critically acclaimed film "Boy Erased" about coming out in a religious comunity and dealing with conversion therapy, followed by a Q&A discussion with the book's author Garrard Conley and a panel with Columbia faculty commentators.

Watch Boy Erased Discussion

February 15, 2018

Get Out 

University Life’s Community Citizenship film series featured the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee and widely acclaimed horror/comedy film about race, relationships, consciousness, and society in suburban America, and a post-screening expert panel.

Watch Get Out Discussion

February 8, 2017


University Life’s Community Citizenship film series featured the Oscar-nominated documentary, “13TH,” about mass incarceration in the U.S., slavery and racism, and a post-screening all-star panel of Columbia faculty commentators.

Watch 13TH Discussion

February 10, 2016

99 Homes

University Life’s Community Citizenship film series featured the critically acclaimed film, "99 Homes," followed by a discussion with writer/director and Columbia School of the Arts professor Ramin Bahrani and Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University Professor of Economics and Nobel Laureate in Economics. Moderated by Stacey Tisdale, financial journalist.

Watch 99 Homes Discussion