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Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Casket Cinema rides the political film wave and hangs a ten with a screening of, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” by Rolling Stone investigative journalist and filmmaker Greg Palast. The filmmaker deep dives into the Republican dark operation called “Crosscheck”. The secret purge list that claims to have millions of voters that voted illegally in 2016 and may in 2018. 

Capturing the Flag - Field Trip

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Join Casket Cinema as we go on another documentary field trip on October 18th at 7pm. This month we bike the side roads to the Waker Art Center to see “Capturing the Flag”. This documentary explores the voting experience and suppression that occurred during the 2016 election in North Carolina. Director and producer Laverne Berry will take questions with Nasser Mussa, Minnesota’s Director of Voter Outreach.

Population & Parenthood

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Casket Cinema kicks off our 11th season with a special Friday night screening. We will be showcasing 2 sneak peeks of clips from docs about population and parent (or non-parent) hood. The films are “8 Billion Angels” and “To Kid or Not To Kid”. Each film is still in post-production and will be premiering at festivals next year. After the screening we will be simulcasting conversations with the filmmakers. This unique evening is the brainchild of Casket Cinema veteran Dave Gardner and casket co-founder Wilbur Ince.

A Bold Peace

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 8:00pm
Casket Cinema goes back to our war & peace roots with the documentary “A Bold Peace”. The documentary investigates the history of Costa Rica’s decision to become a peaceful nation and abandon its’ military. The movie illuminates us with the multiple instances when nation has had to defend its peace from within and from outside forces. A must see for peace-lovers, historians and change-makers - this will be the movie for you! Special guests Dave Logsden of Vets for Peace and Lucia Wilkes Smith from WAMM will talk with Casket Cinema co-founder Wilbur Ince for a post -film salon.

Half the Road

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
Casket Cinema moves into high gear with the engaging documentary “Half the Road”. Directed by pro-cyclist, author and activist Kathryn Bertine and narrated by TV cycling commentator Bob Roll, the film drops the men and focuses on the women in the sport bike racing. The doc goes in depth on important issues of inequality women experience in a male dominated profession.The director travels the world to cover Olympians, World Champs, officials of the UCI, coaches and doctors. Special guest for this film are TBD and will talk with Casket Cinema founder and Ragbrai Bike veteran Wilbur Ince.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
Casket is pleased to expose Exposed!  Get ready to start your year off right with something a little raunchy and a little raw. EXPOSED looks at eight boundary-breaking burlesque stars who use their naked bodies as canvases. These cutting-edge artists combine politics, satire, and physical comedy to challenge the audience's notions of gender identity, disability, and sexuality.

Disturbing the Peace

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
We are excited to bring "Disturbing the Peace" to Casket Cinema. This carefully measured documentary splices together archive material, dramatic recreations and extensive talking-­head interviews to unravel the stories of Palestinians and Israelis, speaking in English, Arabic and Hebrew, who ended up becoming combatants against one another in a conflict that has been playing out for generations. As you would expect, it’s a steady procession of stories about anger provoked by atrocities on both sides, battles fought, won and lost and growing despair over whether there will ever be away out of the cycle of violence.


Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
We continue to rattle the bars at Casket Cinema with a special free screening of the Oscar nominated documentary 13th on November 2nd at 8pm. This award winning doc interviews; scholars, activists and politicians as they study the history of the criminalization of African Americans in the U.S. prison system. Directed by Ava DuVernay shortly after her wonderful film “Selma”. This movie explores areas not often probed, for instance; how the 13th amendment has been used to virtually enslave millions in prison, how the “War on Drugs” has impacted the black community, how legislation is written by think tanks to financially benefit the prison industry and other dark corners members of Casket Cinema will surely find thought provoking.  

AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:00pm
Casket Cinema starts its season October 5th with "AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock", by director Josh Fox, James Spione and Myron Dewey. AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. The film is a collab­oration between Indigenous filmmakers, Director Myron Dewey, Executive Producer Doug Good Feather and environmental Oscar Nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione. It is a labor of love to support the peaceful movement of the water protectors.