First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival

Free showings of socially relevant films followed by a (usually intense) discussion of actions we can take. Sponsored by the Social Justice Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, dedicated to the UU Seven Principles, and to our own church covenant to honor each individual’s spiritual journey, celebrate life’s abundance in service to each other, our community, and the world, and to connect with each other in love, respect and acceptance.

Operating as usual

The visionary Dallas Video Festival ends a three decades-plus run just as the world has caught up 09/30/2021

The visionary Dallas Video Festival ends a three decades-plus run just as the world has caught up

Thank you Bart!

The visionary Dallas Video Festival ends a three decades-plus run just as the world has caught up Ahead of its time, Bart Weiss’ annual assembly of edgy, eclectic screen fare left an indelible mark on the local arts scene. 01/03/2021

Angelika Film Center rolls out streaming platform to showcase independent films

Until we can gather again, a great way to screen films! Reading International, Inc., the parent company of Angelika Film Center in Dallas and Plano, is launching Angelika Anywhere, a streaming platform curated for film lovers. The platform’s programming team has hand-picked ...


Film Screening May 15th: Sharing an online screening - 04/02/2020

Getting Started – Zoom Help Center

Dear friends and supporters of the First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival Series:

Due to the current stay-at-home orders and the situation with COVID-19, there will be no film screening for April 2020. However--

We will be hosting a "virtual" film party from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday, April 7th. You're invited to join us via ZOOM to say hello and discuss social justice films past and future.

We will also talk about contingency planning in the event of any ongoing disruptions to our in-person screening events.

FOR EXAMPLE-- It's possible that our MAY 2020 film screening might take on more of a "book club" format, in which we select a film that you can watch at home, at your convenience, then meet via ZOOM on May 5th to discuss that film.

Bring your ideas, bring your own popcorn, and please join us via ZOOM at 7:00pm on April 7, 2020.

You can follow the link below to join the meeting on Tuesday. If you aren't familiar yet with Zoom, there are a number of very good getting started articles on how to set up and use ZOOM on your smartphone, tablet, or personal computer:

Thanks, and let's stay in contact-- from a safe distance!

Sherri Randall
Programming Director
First Tuesday Films

Here is the invitation for Tuesday, April 7th:

Topic: First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival
Time: Apr 7, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Password: 506220

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Meeting ID: 158 458 043 Getting Started With Zoom

[03/25/20]   Do to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the current stay-at-home orders, we are cancelling the April film screening. Please watch for updates and stay safe!

[03/04/20]   Due to technical problems, tonight's screening of Tower has been cancelled. We will let everyone know when it will be rescheduled.


Free Film Screening Reminder - March 3rd: Tower -


Free Film Screening March 3rd: Tower -


Free Film Screening Feb 4th: Reminder - Strange Fruit & More Than A Month -


Free Film Screening Jan 7th Reminder - The Atomic Cafe -


Free Film Screening Jan 7th Reminder - The Atomic Cafe -


Free Film Screening Jan 7th: The Atomic Cafe -


Free Film Screening Dec 3rd: We Are Witnesses - Becoming An American -


Free Film Screening Dec 3rd: We Are Witnesses - Becoming An American -


Free Film Screening Reminder - Nov 5th: ABACUS - Small Enough To Jail -


Free Film Screening Reminder -Nov 5th: ABACUS: Small Enough To Jail -


Free Film Screening Reminder - Oct 1st: Documenting Hate:Charlottesville & New American N***s -


Free Film Screening - Oct 1st: Documenting Hate:Charlottesville -


Free Film Screening Reminder - Sept 3rd: Pick Of The Litter -

[08/28/19]   The Humane Society of Dallas County has signed on as a cosponsor of our screening of Pick of the Litter on Sept 3rd!


Free Film Screening - Sept 3rd: Pick Of The Litter -


Free Film Screening Reminder - August 6th: The Most Dangerous Year -


Free Film Screening, August 6th: The Most Dangerous Year -


Free Film Screening - Reminder - July 2nd: RBG - 06/24/2019

Black Columbia law students force Central Park 5 prosecutor to resign

Following up on our screening of the Central Park Five. When they hear us. This time, Columbia University was forced to see and hear members of the distinguished Black Law Student Association as these future legal lions roared across this prestigious, picturesque Ivy League institution and called for the resignation of Elizabeth Lederer, a lead prosecuto... 06/21/2019

Ginsburg wins 'Best Real-Life Hero' at MTV Movie & TV Awards

July 2nd! We are screening RBG. Come and see what all the fuss it about! If you already know, come enjoy the story of this amazing real life hero told in a great film. And please invite all your friends! Ruth Bader Ginsburg can add a surprising distinction to her list of honors: She’s the winner of an MTV Movie & TV Award.


Free Film Screening - Reminder - June 4th: 13th -


Free Film Screening - June 4th: 13th -


Free Film Screening - Next Tuesday, May 7th: Private Violence -


Free Film Screening - May 7th: Private Violence -


Free Film Screening - This Evening - April 2nd: The Brainwashing of My Dad -


A special film event being presented by our friends at CitySquare! Please share.

We are proud to help promote this exciting FREE event for our friends at CitySquare!

“City Square's External Affairs Urban Engagement Cinema invites you to an exclusive and free screening of the new film "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook."

Narrated by Jeffrey Wright,and shot during the 2016 election season, Rigged exposes how our most important right, the right to vote, is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks and political shenanigans -- from gerrymandering to new voter restriction laws and from wide-scale voter purges to the 2013 gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court.

Join us for a viewing of this phenomenal film, followed by an engaging panel discussion.”

Please RSVP at

Thursday, April 4th at 7:00pm


Free Film Screening - April 2nd: The Brainwashing of My Dad -
The film reveals the consequences that this radicalized media is having on people, families, America, and the world. 03/09/2019

Songs of the Rohingya: Pain, Suffering, & Hope!

Sharing a special social justice event at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff on Tuesday, March 12th at 7:00 pm. Music, Documentary film, and discussions on the situation with the Rohingya. Featuring a screening of Bearing Witness: Rohingya Fleeing Genocide, a documentary.

Please join us and spread the word. The Dallas Peace & Justice Center keeps a finger on the pulse of activists’ concerns, and stands ready to lead or assist in research, education, dialogue and action for peace and justice.

[12/31/18]   On this Tuesday, January 1st, we will have a special guest. Katy Bettner co-produced Dark Money, and will be available for discussion after the show.

Here is a description from Katy herself:

Katy Drake Bettner is an executive in the entertainment industry having co-founded both Playful Corp with her husband Paul, a game studio in McKinney TX and BetRed Stories, a media company with her friend Amy Redford out of Sundance Utah.

Katy is a member of the Women at Sundance Leadership Council, Women Donor Network, Way to Win, the TED community and serves on various boards including the McKinney Chamber of commerce. The Bettners work best when they have way too much on their plates so Katy is also active in politics and philanthropy while raising 3 kids (10/8/5) and a fluffy dog while splitting time between McKinney and Sundance. (Dark Money, The Infiltrators, Raise Hell: The Life &Times of Molly Ivins, Swallow, Always in Season, Akicita).

Our Story

The First Tuesday Social Justice Film series was begun in November of 2005 and started monthly film screenings of socially-relevant films on October of 2006. Over the years we have attempted to present films focusing on important social justice issues of current interest. Our hope is that you'll leave inspired and ready to hit the road in your own quest for a better world.




3839 W Kiest Blvd
Dallas, TX

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd. Dallas, TX 75233

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7pm - 9:30pm
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