INDIE LENS POP-UP

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for free monthly 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. Admission is free to all Indie Len Pop-Up films – just RSVP!

 

Missing in Brooks County (ITVS)

Missing in Brooks County (ITVS)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

60 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _

Official Site·Trailer

Directed by: Jeff Bemiss and Lisa Molomot
Migrants go missing in rural Brooks County, Texas more than anywhere else in the U.S. For many families, community activist Eddie Canales is the last hope for finding loved ones.
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Monday, January 3rd

5:30pm

Apart (ITVS)

Apart  (ITVS)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

60 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _

Official Site·Trailer

Directed by: Jennifer Redfearn.
U.S. prisons and jails lead the world in incarcerating women—what happens when they return to their families?
This intimate portrait dives into the heart of America’s opioid crisis through the reentry of three mothers imprisoned for drug-related crimes. As the women prepare to rejoin their families after years of incarceration, they enter an innovative prison program in Cleveland, Ohio where they lean on each other to learn the skills it will take to get a job, stay sober, and win the trust of their kids. After facing alienation and addiction, the women begin to see the promise of reunion and redemption.

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Monday, February 7th

5:30pm

Writing With Fire (ITVS)

Writing With Fire  (ITVS)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

60 minutes, India, In Hindi w/ English Subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: _

Official Site·Trailer

Directed by: Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh.

In the midst of a patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with Khabar Lahariya – India’s only all-female news network – are taking it upon themselves to redefine power.

In the midst of a crowded, patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with Khabar Lahariya – India’s only all-female news network – are taking it upon themselves to cover their country’s inequities with unflinching and intrepid determination. Armed only with their smartphones, these fearless journalists roam the state of Uttar Pradesh, exposing the country’s extremist Hindu leadership, rape culture, and rampant corruption that victimizes those without voice or power. They investigate the incompetence of the local police force, listen to and stand by victims of caste and gender violence, and challenge long-standing, harmful practices that lead to injustice and intimidation.

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Monday, March 7th

5:30pm

Try Harder! (ITVS)

Try Harder!  (ITVS)

Playing at Pickford Film Center

60 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: _

Official Site·Trailer

Directed by: Debbie Lum.
At a prestigious public high school with a majority Asian American student body, fiercely competitive seniors share the dream, and the stress, of getting into a top university.
San Francisco’s Lowell High, one of the best public schools in the country, draws high achievers–nearly 70% Asian Americans–from across the city into a fiercely competitive universe. The camera follows seniors through the hallways and into classrooms as the pressure intensifies to impress admissions officers at elite universities with their report cards, test scores, and overall awesomeness. The students proudly own their identity as nerds and tell their stories with candor and humor despite the stress. The film asks: How do these kids define their identities outside of acceptance letters?

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Monday, April 4th

5:30pm