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PBS at the palace

April 12th - 6pm

WTCI Presents Free Screening of "Dolores"

Dolores Huerta founded the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez and is one of the most important, yet least known, activists of our time. "Dolores" chronicles Huerta's life as she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice and evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. 

Join WTCI for a free screening of this inspiring documentary.

Tickets Here: FREE


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pbs at the palace

May 10th - 6pm

WTCI Presents Free Screening of "Little Women"

Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy are iconic names in American literature and WTCI is proud to present the MASTERPIECE/BBC coproduction of "Little Women" to a Chattanooga audience in this free screening. Brings your friends to enjoy this timeless story as the March sisters of Concord, Massachusetts journey from childhood to adulthood while their father is away at war.

"Little Women" is a coming-of-age story that is as relevant and engaging today as it was when Louisa May Alcott wrote it in 1868 and WTCI will celebrate this film's release with a special Mother's Day-themed screening.


Tickets Here: FREE




APRIL 27th - 7pm-9pm

Directors Ian-Alijah Bey and Leonard Jackson present their first run of short films, "Amarillo" and "Dreamers". Both films were written and directed by the Chattanooga natives and will be screening free of charge to the public.

FILM SYNOPSIS of AMARILLO: Now that he's graduated from high school, Amare realizes life as an adult is painstakingly monotonous, as he seeks to find purpose in his bleak world. 

FILM SYNOPSIS of DREAMERS: With over 1,000 deaths taken by the hands of police officers in America since 2015, this reflexive documentary explores the dichotomy between the youth and the sworn officers of the state.

A Q&A session will follow the double screening.

Live music will close the showing promptly after the Q&A and viewers will have a chance to attend the bar and purchase merch from the film.




Wrestling Jerusalem

May 19th - 7pm Doors, 8pm Screening

In a tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of different characters while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in WRESTLING JERUSALEM. Creatively adapting his acclaimed one-man stage show using only simple props and backdrops, Davidman takes a multidimensional journey into the heart of the Middle East, and the intersection of politics, identity and spiritual yearning. He embodies and gives voice to 17 different characters on all sides of the existential divide–deftly moving between male and female, Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Arab–modeling what it takes truly to bear witness through the eyes of the other. Challenging long-held beliefs with sharp and unblinking observation, Davidman finds both entrenched isolation and shared humanity in the shifting moral compasses and competing narratives of all his characters. Filmmaker Dylan Kussman moves freely and seamlessly among three locations–a live theater audience, the open expanse of a vast desert, and a small dressing room–exploiting the interplay of theatrical spontaneity, cinematic poetry, and spiritual intimacy. The result is a unique hybrid of stage and cinema that reignites hope for the future of this troubled region.

Tickets Here: 5 BUCKS


Films Programmed by Rose Cox and Rachel Morgan