Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up (formerly Community Cinema) 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.

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

Ways to Connect

March 2 | The Bad Kids | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Feb 16, 2017
Girl and baby
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FREE – Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on how an alternative high school offers at-risk students one last chance for a diploma. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Meet the Patels
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FREE – Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. | Watch the film and join the conversation on the true-life romantic comedy about an Indian American’s search for love with the help of his enormous extended family.

Independent Lens / WKAR-MSU

FREE – Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. | View the film and join the conversation on coming-of-age story of boxing star Claressa “T- Rex” Shields from Flint, Michigan. RESERVE SEATS HERE

Peace Officer
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FREE – Thursday, April 28 , at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on the rising questions about the dangers of increased militarization of American police.  | RESERVE SEATS HERE 

WKAR had a large turnout for its recent Indie Lens Pop-Up Event featuring a screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.  

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FREE – Thursday, February 11 , at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on the powerful story behind the Black Panther Party.

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Thursday, January 21 , at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on the remarkable story behind the “Polynesian Pipeline” to the NFL.

Indie Lens Pop-Up Nov 17
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Tue., Nov. 17 at 7pm | Preview the film and join the conversation on a rare glimpse into the emotional lives of adults on the autism spectrum. RESERVE SEATS HERE 

Oct. 22 | Indie Lens Pop-Up: Stray Dog

Oct 8, 2015
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Thu., Oct. 22 at 7 pm | Preview the film and join the conversation on issues faced by veterans today.  | RESERVE SEATS HERE