Indie Lens Pop-Up

May 25 | Real Boy | Indie Lens Pop-Up

May 15, 2017
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FREE – Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation about a son’s transition and a mom’s transformation. RESERVE SEATS

APR 20 | National Bird | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Apr 11, 2017
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FREE – Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on how three courageous whistleblowers break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war. RESERVE SEATS HERE

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

Feb 16, 2017
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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.

T-Rex Inspires Flint Residents

Aug 18, 2016
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Earlier this month, Flint residents experienced T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold in the place where it all began, Flint, Michigan.

T-Rex
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The coming-of-age story of Flint native and Olympic contender Claressa Shields. WATCH NOW

Claressa Shields will be back in the ring Aug. 17 to defend her Olympic gold medal. The 2012 Olympics in London were the first time women were allowed to box in the Games and the 17-year-old high school student from Flint, Mich., made history.

But winning a gold medal didn't change her life as much as she thought it would.

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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

Independent Lens | 'Peace Officer'

May 3, 2016
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Mon. May 9 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore the effects of our increasingly militarized policing through the eyes of a former sheriff.

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.

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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