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, January 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
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. 
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history.
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
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 their community.

Past Discussions

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Explore James Baldwin’s unfinished book about race in America in this Oscar-nominated documentary.
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:00pm
A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Independent Lens: Real Boy premiering Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV, follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity.
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
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.
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
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.

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