Indie Lens Pop-Up

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 the PBS series 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.

Upcoming films for this Series

This series does not have anything scheduled right now.

Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Feb 17, 2020
Duration: 89m
Rating: Not Rated
WXXI presents this Indie Lens Pop-Up film that follows a mother’s search for justice and reconciliation that begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching Black Americans bleeds into the...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 25, 2019
Duration: TBD
Rating: Not Rated
WXXI presents this Indie Lens Pop-Up film that charts the history and enduring legacy of a groundbreaking multi-ethnic coalition that rocked Chicago in the 1960s. In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 8, 2019
Duration: 108m
Rating: Not Rated
WXXI's Indie Lens Pop-Up series, in conjunction with Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ), presents this film that delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates,...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 11, 2019
Duration: 85m
Rating: Not Rated
WXXI's Indie Lens Pop-Up series presents this film that looks at three rural healthcare providers who try to make a difference in the lives of their patients against overwhelming odds. Set against...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 16, 2018
Duration: 82m
Rating: Not Rated
This film revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Mar 26, 2018
Duration: 95m
Rating: Not Rated
In the copious volumes written about Cesar Chavez and how he formed the first farm workers' union in America, there's little mention of Dolores Huerta, although she was his equal partner and co-...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jan 29, 2018
Duration: 85m
Rating: Not Rated
This film explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 27, 2017
Duration: 95m
Rating: PG-13
Click here to watch now Typically with virtual movies, the proceeds are split between the distributor and The Little. We will be donating our portion of the proceeds on these three films to Yoga 4 A...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Jun 5, 2017
Duration: 72m
Rating: Not Rated
As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up Series WXXI is pleased to present Real Boy– by Shaleece Haas on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre. Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Apr 24, 2017
Duration: 120m
Rating: Not Rated
As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up Series WXXI is pleased to present National Bird– by Sonia Kennebeck on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre. National Bird follows the dramatic...