Indie Lens Pop-Up 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 view and discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information about Independent Lens, click here.
Maryland Public Television (MPT) is proud to serve as a producing partner for the 2016-2017 Indie Lens Pop-Up screening series. See below for upcoming screenings with our community partners. Interested in hosting a screening? Contact Kristen Penczek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016-2017 Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening Schedule
Meet the Patels By Geeta
V. Patel & Ravi Patel
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:00 am Mountain Road Community Library 4730 Mountain Road Pasadena, MD 21122
Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and,
worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After he breaks
up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents' wishes and allows
them to play matchmaker. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on
the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life — love.
The Bad Kids By Keith Fulton & Lou Pepe
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:00 am Mountain Road Community Library 4730 Mountain Road Pasadena, MD 21122
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm Baltimore County Public Library Reisterstown Branch 21 Cockeys Mill Road Reisterstown, MD 21136
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert
community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative for at-risk
students with little hope of graduating from a traditional high school. It's
their last chance. This coming-of-age story shows how extraordinary educators and
talented students combat the crippling effects of poverty.
Newtown By Kim A. Snyder
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00 am Mountain Road Community Library 4730 Mountain Road Pasadena, MD 21122
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm Baltimore County Public Library Reisterstown Branch 21 Cockeys Mill Road Reisterstown, MD 21136
Newtown uses deeply personal testimonies to tell the story of the
aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the deadliest mass shooting of
schoolchildren in American history. Through poignant interviews with parents,
siblings, teachers, doctors, and first responders, Newtown documents a traumatized community still reeling from the
senseless killing, fractured by grief but driven toward a sense of purpose.
National Bird By Sonia Kennebeck
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:30 am Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library 269 Hillsmere Drive Annapolis, MD 21403
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:00 am Mountain Road Community Library 4730 Mountain Road Pasadena, MD 21122
Bird follows whistleblowers who, despite
possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the
most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film
gives rare insight through the eyes of both survivors and veterans who suffer
from PTSD while plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless
people in foreign countries.
Real Boy By Shaleece Haas
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm Baltimore County Public Library Reisterstown Branch 21 Cockeys Mill Road Reisterstown, MD 21136
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:00 am Mountain Road Community Library 4730 Mountain Road Pasadena, MD 21122
Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with
dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition,
as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken
under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe