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. To learn more about the national film series, click here. 

Indie Lens Pop-Up

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. 
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
Follow four Polynesian high school football players in Utah as they struggle to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. 
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
This is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
A former sheriff will stop at nothing to confront the SWAT team he founded.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
17-year-old Claressa 'T-Rex' Shields dreams of being the first woman in history to win the gold medal in Olympic boxing. 

Past Discussions

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple fell in love and took on the US government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
This film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
Rafea is 30 years old with four children and a husband who is eager to take a third wife.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Swedish economists Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
Free screening & panel discussion: A Path Appears Episode 2 - Poverty & Early Childhood Intervention (West Virginia), Teen Pregnancy (Colombia), Forced Child Labor (Haiti) investigates the issues of poverty and the impact on women and children.

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