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Ay Mariposa

Fundraising Event September 26

Shown Exclusively September 27- September 29

Ay Mariposa tells a story of three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. As the director of the National Butterfly Center, Marianna Trevino Wright has become a leader of wall resistance in the Valley, a position that has resulted in violent threats from pro-wall factions and an emotional odyssey as she tries to navigate the ever-shifting sands of border policy. Zulema Hernandez, a life-long migrant worker, immigrant and great grandmother, has been a dedicated advocate for all migrants, both wild and human-kind. Meanwhile the butterfly, la mariposa, fights its own daily battle for survival in a landscape where more than 95 percent of its habitat is long gone and much of what remains lies directly in the path of the wall.

Ay Mariposa documents each characters' fierce commitment to home, justice, wild beauty and the future of the US-Mexico borderlands.

Fundraising Event September 26 at 7PM - General Admission: $15

NR | 57 Mins | Documentary



Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

September 20 - October 3

When "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway in 1964, it explored themes of tradition, religion, and anti-Semitism against a modern backdrop of radical social change that addressed gender roles, sexuality, and race. Rare archival footage and interviews with musical luminaries explore the legacy of this long-running, award-winning musical.

PG-13 | 1 Hr 32 Mins | Documentary



Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

September 13 - September 26

Ronstadt is our guide through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the "rock queen" of the '70s and early '80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry; an early advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her incredible voice was lost to Parkinson's disease, but her music and influence remain as timeless as ever. With moving performance footage and appearances by collaborators including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved made generations of fans fall in love with her - and the sound of her voice.

PG-13 | 1 Hr 35 Mins | Music, Documentary




437 E. BERRY ST.


$10 General Admission
$8.50 Seniors / Students
$6 CC Members
$5 Senior CC Members

(weekdays before 5 PM):

$8 General Admission
$6.50 Seniors / Students
$4 CC Members
$3 Senior CC Members

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Scintillating Shorts for a Saturday

Saturday September 21, 7 - 9 p.m.

Join Cinema Center for a special Hobnobben Film Festival Preview Party at The Brass Rail. We will preview a quirky block of shorts featuring a family of vampires, a group of punk clowns rocking out, and some "ganjapreneurs" looking to break into a new industry. The films will screen throughout the evening, plus there will be a chance to purchase passes to the festival.

The Brass Rail, Preview Party


Whores on Film

Saturday, September 28, 6 - 9 pm

From turn of the century white slavery pictures (The Girl who went Astray, 1900), to iconic rom-coms (Pretty Woman, 1990), to indie hits (Tangerine, 2015), hookers, hustlers, call girls, street walkers, strippers and dommes have been staples of the silver screen. Whores on Film explores these depictions of sex workers in cinema through the gaze of sex workers themselves. Watch this Hobnobben Film Festival selection at a special preview showing in the Spectator Lounge. A panel conversation with super smart, amazing people with follow. 

Preview Party, Spectator Lounge


Onward Ever

Saturday, October 5

Onward Ever highlights the positive benefits of current riverfront development in Indiana. Watch this Hobnobben Film Festival selection at a special preview showing at Hop River Brewing. A panel conversation with city planners and industry experts to follow. 

Preview Party, Hop River Brewing


Celebrate Film in Fort Wayne

Hobnobben celebrates the art of film and filmmaking, featuring an eclectic mix of international, regional, student and locally produced films. This year’s festival features 77 films from 12 different countries chosen from among 175 submissions and other film sources. Twenty-two of the selected films have a Hoosier connection, and nearly one third are from women filmmakers. 

We have a VIP All-Access Pass, 3 Day Pass, and Individual Day Passes available.