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This Fourth of July Celebrate Freedom Through Film

At the Moving Picture Institute we are proud to create and support powerful stories about human freedom—stories that wrestle with the very ideals that America was founded on such as free expression, human rights, and resistance to tyranny. 

This Independence Day we encourage you to take some time out of your planned celebrations and spend it watching a quality film that reflects on the many dimensions of freedom. Maybe it’s the powerful documentary Incarcerating US from MPI filmmaker Regan Hines or 2081, our adaption of Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron.” If you’d prefer to keep it light, check out We the Internet TV’s latest video Marie Kondo: Tidying Up Washington, D.C.

Whatever you watch, we hope you will be entertained and inspired. 

Don’t Miss These Screenings

Screenings Upon Screenings!


October was an exciting month for Incarcerating US—our documentary about criminal justice reform. The film screened and sparked thoughtful conversation at Stanford University last weekend as part of the 2017 United Nations Association Film Festival.

Southern Californians are in luck: Incarcerating US will screen again on Thursday, November 2nd, at the beautiful Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in Santa Monica as part of the Pembroke Taparelli Film Festival. Reserve your tickets here!

Also, look out this month for a NEW We the Internet TV mini-documentaryfrom Moving Picture Institute filmmaker Rob Montz. The Quarterlife User Manual lays out the core rules newly minted college graduates should follow to secure a meaningful career without joining the ever-growing list of over-educated coffee baristas. 

There are a few seats still available for an exclusive sneak-peek screening of the Quarterlife User Manual in Washington, D.C., TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. Email to RSVP!

Prepare for the new video by watching and sharing past We the Internet TV mini-documentaries, Silence U Part 1 and Part 2.