Silver Screenings

The Silver Screen Series is intended as a gathering place where documentary films can be shown. These films draw on the humanities values of biography, history, culture, and ethics. They are about the stories that define us, connect us with each other, express our values and convey our experiences.

The Silver Screen Series is funded in part by Maryland Humanities and The National Endowment for the Humanities.  

2023 Silver Screenings

December 12 , 2023

LITTLE SATCHMO by John Alexander

Louis Armstrong, musical legend, cherished his private life, including a hidden daughter.


November 8, 2023

A LONG MARCH by Tammi Botkin


Three Filipino WWII veterans share their journey from combat to government neglect.


   May 8, 2023

   HIDDEN LETTERS by Violet du Feng


A documentary about Chinese women's secret language Nushu which helped them survive oppression and build a powerful sisterhood across generations.


2022 Silver Screenings

    October 24, 2022

MIXED by Caty Borum Chattoo & Leena Jayaswal

Two mothers set off on a journey together to explore what it means to be a biracial child living in a mixed-race family in America.

May 2nd, 2022

AHEAD OF THE CURVE by Jen Rainin & Rivkah Beth Medow

A documentary about the iconic lesbian magazine Curve and its founder-publisher Frances “Franco” Stevens.


April 4th, 2022

FORGET ME NOT by Olivier Bernier

The documentary reveals a path to a more inclusive society that starts with welcoming diversity in the classroom.

January 17th, 2022


SS-Soldiers_Without_Swords_Poster.jpgThe documentary tells the story of the pioneering men and women of the Black press who gave voice to Black America. 

Past Silver Screenings


Finding Fellowship (Jason Green)
The Race to Alaska (Ian Morland)
Our Bodies Our Doctors (Janice Haaken)
Making Sweet Tea (E. Patrick Johnson)


Perfect Strangers (Jan Krawitz)