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Indie Lens Pop-Up


Monday, October 23, 2023 | 6:30pm

Little Theatre 5 – The Jack Garner Theatre (details)

Seats are first come, first served

When arson strikes the local mosque, a Texas town must reckon with its troubled past.

Join WXXI and The Little for a special FREE screening and discussion ofA Town Called Victoria,” a film by Li Lu and Anthony Pedone. When the local mosque is burned to the ground in an apparent hate crime, the town of Victoria must overcome its age-old political, racial, and economic divides to find a collective way forward. “A Town Called Victoria” is a Reel South and Independent Lens co-production.

Note: This is an hour-long edited version of the full series

Panelists include:
  • Erin Thompson, Executive Co-Director for the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
  • Monica Gebell, Executive Director of the Levine Center to End Hate and the Director, Community Relations for Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.
  • Moderator: Mubarak Bashir, Vice President for Youth and Community Services at Action for a Better Community

About the series

Indie Lens Pop-Up

WXXI is proud to host a neighborhood screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series. Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up. Held at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY), these free screenings will be followed by lively panel discussions to encourage dialogue on social issues. Seats are first come, first served.