Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations.

Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

2019 - 2020 Season
The First Rainbow Coalition | Dec. 12, 2019
Always In Season | Feb. 6, 2020
Bedlam | April 9, 2020
Eating Up Easter | May 7, 2020

Can't attend in-person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

Supported in part by
MSU ComArtSci Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

Always in Season | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Jan 26, 2020

RESCHEDULED ! 7pm THU. MAR. 12 at WKAR | A mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching Black Americans bleeds into the present. Join the conversation.

The First Rainbow Coalition | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Nov 25, 2019
Indie Lens Pop-Up First Rainbow Coalition
Indie Lens Pop-Up

7pm THU. DEC. 12 at WKAR | The new film charts the legacy of a groundbreaking multiethnic alliance that changed the face of 1960s politics. Join the conversation!

Charm City | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Apr 23, 2019
Courtesy of Andre Lambertson / PBS-Independent Lens

FREE – Thu. May 9, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation. RESERVE SEATS HERE

Fred Rogers
Jim Judkis / PBS-Independent Lens

FREE – Thu. Apr. 18, 7pm at WKAR | Take part in the Great Big Book Drive, and view a special screening and join the conversation on America's most beloved neighbor: Mister Rogers. | ALL SEATS ARE FILLED

The Providers | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Mar 5, 2019
Courtesy / PBS-Independent Lens

FREE – Thu. Mar. 21, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation on how providers work to reach Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare. RESERVE SEATS HERE

Link Wray with guitar on purple background.
Courtesy of Bruce Steinberg, courtesy of LinkWray.com / Independent Lens

FREE – Thu. Dec. 6, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation on an electrifying look at native american influence in popular music. RESERVE SEATS HERE 

Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky
Indepdent Lens / WKAR-MSU

FREE – Wed. Apr. 11, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation. RESERVE SEATS HERE

Dolores | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Feb 9, 2018
United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta organizing marchers on the 2nd day of March Coachella in Coachella, CA 1969. 'Dolores' Premieres March 27 on WKAR-TV.
Courtesy of © 1976 George Ballis / Take Stock / The Image Works / PBS

FREE Tue. Feb. 27, 7pm at WKAR Studio A | View a special screening and join the conversation! SOLD OUT | WATCH LIVE: Dolores - Conversation and Q & A 

Tell Them We Are Rising | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Jan 29, 2018
Recent graduates of Morgan State University, Maryland.
Courtesy of Morgan State University / PBS

FREE Thu. Feb. 8, 7pm at WKAR Studio A | View a special screening and join the conversation!  RESERVE SEATS HERE

I Am Not Your Negro | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Nov 30, 2017

FREE – Thu. Dec. 14, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation. 

UPDATE: ALL SEATS HAVE BEEN RESERVED.

There are often no-shows for any event. Standby seating may be available on a first-come, first-served basis after guests with tickets are seated.

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