Indie Lens Pop-Up!

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The Indie Lens Pop-Up! series presents free screenings and discussions around the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens. By igniting conversations around issues that affect us all, Indie Lens Pop-Up! creates real and lasting change — both at home and around the world.

Indie Lens Pop-Up! celebrates more than 10 years of uniting people through independent film. Available in more than 75 cities nationwide, Indie Lens Pop-Up! presents free screenings and discussions around the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens.

Events are free and open to the public. 

Screenings will now be held at:
Mesa Community College- All dates and time are TBD

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

By John Scheinfeld

chasing-trane-sigSet against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist.  The film is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day.

I Am Not Your Negro

By Raoul Peck

i-am-not-your-negro-sigOne of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.  The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and with a flood of rich archival material.


Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

By Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams

tell-them-we-are-rising-sigTell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity.  This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.



By Peter Bratt

dolores-sigWith intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-know activists in American history.  Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming on of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky

By Laura Dunn

look-and-see-sigLook & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind's eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.


Served Like a Girl

By Lysa Heslov

served-like-a-girl-sigServed Like a Girl provides a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse, and other traumas.  By entering into the "Ms. Veteran American" competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope.




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