Book a Screening
BRING the film or a speaker TO YOUR COMMUNITY or event!
Book a Screening
By hosting a screening, you are joining a nationwide network of organizations, community leaders, conference directors, union organizers, and engaged workers who believe that workers deserve fair wages and safe working conditions. Unlike passively watching a movie alone at home, your film screening is an opportunity to create an experience for your community. Hosts have organized receptions before and after their event, and had a panel post-screening discussion.
You can book a screening via our partner Tugg, a web-platform that enables individuals, groups, and organizations in to set up personalized screenings in community venues across the United States. You can easily bring BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM to your community, non-profit, church, company, organization, event, etc.
Note: All community screenings are required to be free of charge and open to the public
Request a Speaker
If you would like to host a speaker at your conference, private event, or want to get in touch with the film team directly about another idea for a special event or partnership, then please fill out the request a speaker form.
The film has played at dozens of festivals and special events worldwide, including a world premiere at SXSW, won Best Documentary at Cine Festival and Middle of the Map Film Festival and received notable press:
"An eye-opener" - The Hollywood Reporter
"Chelsea Hernandez [the Director] tugs at our heartstrings" - Film Threat
"Texas gem" - RogerEbert.com
Additional options, coming soon
Buy the film for your educational library: Purchase BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM for your university, public library, or K-12 school. Click here to get notified once educational copies are available for purchase.
Host a house watch party: When the film has it’s national TV broadcast, you can host a memorable hour party with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and we’ll send you a free house party guide. Click here to get notified once the national TV broadcast is announced and house party guide is available.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ 1. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HOST A SCREENING?
By hosting a screening, you are joining a worldwide network of organizations, community leaders, conference directors, union organizers, and engaged advocates who believe that #ImmigrantsBuildAmerica!
A film screening is a powerful tool for activating communities. Some hosts use their event to engage their members, some use it to empower workers, and others use it to activate volunteer efforts. Unlike passively watching a movie alone at home, your film screening is an opportunity to create an experience for your community. Hosts have organized receptions before and after their event, and had a panel post-screening discussion.
+ 2. WHAT DOES HOSTING A SCREENING ENTAIL?
You will need a date, a venue, a way to show the film (like a computer and projector or television) and a means to get the word out. You can hold a public or private screening at a conference or meeting that is already planned, or create a new event. While theaters are always an option, most hosts find community spaces that can be donated for screenings (like libraries, union halls, or offices).
+ 3. WHAT DO I GET WHEN I BOOK THE FILM THROUGH TUGG?
The film - The Building the American Dream feature-length documentary on a disc.
A license to screen the film, for a one-time, non-broadcast, public or private exhibition.
+ 4. WHAT’S IN THE HOST SCREENING KIT?
Event Planning Checklist, a digital tool to help you start planning your event and with best practices on how to use film as a tool for activating community.
Post-Screening Q&A Guide, a digital tool to help facilitate conversations after the film.
Social Media Kit, with social media ready graphics and templates, high-res behind the scenes photos, film stills, and more to help promote your event.
Press Kit, to help you reach out to press for your event.
Will you promote my screening?
Yes! If you’re hosting a public screening, we will
Add your event to the film's website, so that it is officially a part of the Building the American Dream screening tour!
Share your event in the film's newsletter and social media platforms
Ask that you create a Facebook event for your screening and add the film as a co-host, so it can show up on our Facebook page
+ 5. IS THERE A FEE?
Yes, there is a fee depending on the size of your group. The fee starts at $200. See the film’s Tugg page (Option #1 above for more details on fees). Screening hosts sometimes choose to offset costs by partnering with local organizations to sponsor and co-host their event.
+ 6. WHERE CAN I HOST MY community screening?
You can host your event at an office, conference, union hall, library, or community space. The venue is entirely up to you!
+ 7. WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO I NEED TO HOST AN EVENT?
The only technology you need to host your event is a screen to show the film (which can be a project with a computer, or TV and disc player), speakers to hear the audio, and the disc.
+ 8. ARE THERE ANY LIMITATIONS?
The film cannot be used to support specific candidates or political parties, or to lobby for a particular issue.
All community screenings must be free and open to the public.
+ 9.HOW LONG IS THE FILM?
The film is 73 minutes long. Many groups appreciate having time afterwards for a discussion.
+ 10. WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE FILM?
Bilingual—Spanish and English. The disc has simultaneous subtitles, so when someone speaks in English there are Spanish subtitles and when some speaks in Spanish there are English subtitles.
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