Cinema New Bedford showcases acclaimed films from around the world that feature great storytelling and a wide variety of perspectives. Join us each week to experience award-winning films that harness the power of feeling to entertain and enlighten. After each film, post-show discussions with the minds behind the film deepen our engagement with what we experienced on-screen and build community and connection.

July saw the "Best of the Fests" featuring film festival favorites. And, after a hiatus in August, September brings “Generation Kick-Ass” showcasing young people changing the world. Find the line-up below.

This series is curated by Mocha James Herrup, PhD, (they/them), founder of the New Bedford Film Society. Mocha James draws from their work as a film professor, arts and culture writer, and film festival programmer to bring films to New Bedford that audiences might not otherwise get to experience.

Based on demand and eased restrictions, this event is now in-person only. You will receive an e-ticket via email immediately after purchase that can be printed or displayed on a mobile device. Well-fitting masks covering both nose and mouth are required, unless actively drinking while in your seat, for all guests regardless of vaccination status.

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Cinema New Bedford

 Events

Tuesday
Sep
07
7:00 pm
Tue
7:00 pm
Sep
7
Cinema New Bedford
 presents

Us Kids

Us Kids

Kim Snyder, USA, 2020, 98 min
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$10, General admission

From Kim A. Snyder, director of the Peabody Award-winning documentary Newtown, comes an insightful, rousing coming-of-age story of a generation of youth leaders determined to take the reigns and fight for justice at a most critical time in our nation’s history. Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over the course of several years, following X Gonzalez, its co-founders, survivors and a group of teenage activists as they pull off the largest youth protest in American history and set out across the country and globally to build an inclusive and unprecedented youth movement that addresses racial justice, a growing public health crisis and shocking a political system into change.

This film is part of September's "Generation Kick-Ass" theme.

Featuring post-show Q&A with the film's director/ producer Kim A. Snyder!

Kim A. Snyder, Director/Producer, Us Kids at Zeiterion's Cinema New Bedford
Kim A. Snyder, Director/Producer

Well-fitting masks covering both nose and mouth are required for all guests regardless of vaccination status.

Tuesday
Sep
14
7:00 pm
Tue
7:00 pm
Sep
14
Cinema New Bedford
 presents

Unapologetic

Unapologetic

Ashley O'Shay, USA, 2020 86 min
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$10, General admission

After two police killings, Black millennial organizers challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents. Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionist leaders, Unapologetic is a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot.

This film is part of September's "Generation Kick-Ass" theme.

Featuring post-show Q&A with director Ashley O'Shay!

Unapologetic director Ashley O'Shay, at Zeiterion's Cinema New Bedford
Director Ashley O'Shay

Well-fitting masks covering both nose and mouth are required for all guests regardless of vaccination status.

Tuesday
Sep
21
7:00 pm
Tue
7:00 pm
Sep
21
Cinema New Bedford
 presents

Objector

Objector

Molly Stuart, USA / Isreal / Palestine, 2019, 75 min
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$10, General admission

Like all Israeli youth, Atalya is expected to become a soldier. Unlike most, she questions the practices of her country’s military, and becomes determined to challenge this rite of passage. Despite her family’s political disagreements and personal concerns, she refuses military duty and is imprisoned for her dissent. Her courage moves those around her to reconsider their own political positions and power to effect change. Objector follows Atalya to prison and beyond, offering a unique window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of a young woman who seeks truth and takes a stand for justice.

This film is part of September's "Generation Kick-Ass" theme.

Featuring post-show Q&A with director Molly Stuart!

Objector director Molly Stuart, at Zeiterion's Cinema New Bedford
Director Molly Stuart

Well-fitting masks covering both nose and mouth are required for all guests regardless of vaccination status.

Tuesday
Sep
28
7:00 pm
Tue
7:00 pm
Sep
28
Cinema New Bedford
 presents

I Am Greta

I Am Greta

Nathan Grossman, Sweden/US/UK/Germany, 2020, 102 min
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Free | Ticket Required

The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta—a shy student with Asperger’s—in her rise to prominence and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her extraordinary wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.

This film is part of September's "Generation Kick-Ass" theme and will feature a Q&A with a local activist following the film!

Well-fitting masks covering both nose and mouth are required for all guests regardless of vaccination status.

Cinema New Bedford is curated by

Mocha James

 

Herrup

 
they/them
Film Programming Advisor

Mocha James Herrup (they/them) holds a PhD in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. They worked for many years as a full-time professor at the Austin Community College where they also co-founded the Peace & Conflict Studies program. Currently, Mocha James writes about arts and culture for the New Bedford Scallop and teaches Social Issues and Documentary as a Senior Lecturer at Suffolk University in Boston. In between Texas and the East Coast, they spent 2 incredible years in Seattle teaching as an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Washington at Bothell and programming and organizing with Three Dollar Bill. Mocha James has programmed with other festivals including SXSW and the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, and their award-winning films have been screened on the Sundance Channel, at the Walker Art Center, Northwest Airlines, and in festivals around the world.

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