Indie Lens Pop-Up

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

For the 2020-2021 season, Indie Lens Pop-Up presentations take place virtually via the OVEE video screening platform.

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.

Coded Bias | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Mar 11, 2021
Coded Bias
Couresy / Indie Lens Pop-Up

Thu. Mar. 18, 2021 at 7pm OVEE Event | Come together for a special WKAR and online screening of Coded Bias, a film about the troubling investigation into the algorithms that shape our lives. RSVP HERE 

Mr. SOUL! | Film Screening and Q&A

Feb 9, 2021
Courtesy / Indie Lens Pop-Up

Thu. Feb. 18, 2021 at 7pm | Come together for a special WKAR and MSU Libraries online screening of Mr. SOUL! RSVP HERE

9to5: The Story of a Movement | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Jan 15, 2021

Thu. Jan. 28, 2021 at 7pm | View the film and then join the conversation with panelists as they discuss the beginnings of the 9to5 movement, and where we are now.  RSVP HERE

Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Oct 26, 2020

Thu. Nov. 12, 2020 at 7pm VIRTUAL EVENT | Come together for a special WKAR online screening of Property Brothers’ Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip. Join Jonathan as he journeys across the United States to uncover the obstacles and opportunities to achieving clean, renewable energy.

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Courtesy / Indie Lens Pop-Up

FREE - Tue., June 16 at 7:30 p.m. on OVEE | View a special virtual screening and join the conversation on the life of a radical activist who videotaped everything on television for 30 years. REGISTER HERE

Eating Up Easter | Indie Lens Pop-Up

May 18, 2020
Courtesy / Indie Lens Pop-Up

FREE - Tue., May 26 at 8 p.m. on OVEE | View a special virtual screening and join the conversation on the local solutions to global climate challenges. REGISTER HERE

Always in Season | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Feb 24, 2020

Given the latest developments regarding the coronavirus in our community, Michigan State University is evaluating the health implication of large gatherings and will not be scheduling new events through April 20.

Thank you for your interest in being part of this important discussion.

If you would like to view Always in Season on your own, the program is available for viewing in the free PBS Video App and at video.wkar.org through March 25.

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

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