Tri-City Independent Documentary Series

A monthly series of films that will open your eyes to what's right under your nose.
Admission always is free, and wheelchair accessible.

Upcoming Films...

Previous Films...

Gideon's Army

Surviving Progress

Gasland Part II

The House I Live In

Chasing Ice


Harvest of Empire

5 Broken Cameras

Blue Gold: World Water Wars

Bitter Seeds

Who Bombed Judi Bari?

Bowling for Columbine

The Healthcare Movie

Queen of Versailles

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

Into the Abyss

Tipping Point


The Finland Phenomenon

American Teacher

Mother, Caring for 7 Billion

Dreams Die Hard


The Future of Food

Speaking Freely


Occupation Has No Future

The War You Don't See

FLOW (For Love Of Water)

Inside Job

The Battle of Chernobyl

The Story of Wikileaks

Capitalism: A Love Story

South of the Border

Body of War

The Most Dangerous Man in America

Crude - The Real Price of Oil

At the Death House Door

Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits

Rethink Afghanistan

In Debt We Trust

Taking Root

The Judge and the General

Occupation 101

9/11: Blueprint for Truth

Motherland Afghanistan

Monopoly Men

The Power of Community

The Loss of Liberty

For the Bible Tells Me So

Standard Operating Procedure

The 11th Hour

Iran (Is Not The Problem)

Darfur Now

The Corporation

USA vs. Al-Arian

Loose Change 9/11

On the Line

Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land

Sir! No Sir!

Hacking Democracy

9/11 Mysteries

War Made Easy

Arsenal of Hypocrisy

Shut Up and Sing

Who Killed the Electric Car?

9/11 Press for Truth

Iraq For Sale

Previously shown...

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Niles Discovery Church

255 H Street, Fremont, (at H and 3rd)

Gideon's Army

Due to changes at Niles Discovery Church, this will be the final film this year. We expect the series to resume in 2015.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Will Matthews of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Gideon's Army follows the personal stories of three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point.

Backed by their mentor - a charismatic leader who heads the Southern Public Defender Training Center (now known as Gideon's Promise) they struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads so common that even the most committed often give up in their first year. Nearly 50 years since the landmark Supreme Court ruling Gideon vs. Wainwright that established the right to counsel, can these courageous lawyers revolutionize the way America thinks about indigent defense and make "justice for all" a reality?

An official selection in the prestigious U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Gideon's Army was awarded the editing prize at the festival.