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Indie Lens Pop-up

The 2018 Indie Lens Pop-Up lineup includes six new documentaries that take viewers across the country and through our country’s tumultuous past and present, from a look at the life and influence of musical genius John Coltrane, to an examination of race in America as envisioned by James Baldwin, to the pivotal role of historically black colleges and universities in American history, culture, and identity.

Independent Lens

Served Like a Girl - Trailer

Past Event | Served Like a Girl

Directed by Lysa Heslov

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Springs Preserve Big Springs Theater in the Origen Museum
333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Served Like a Girl provides a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse and other traumas. By entering into the “Ms. Veteran America” competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope.

Look & See - Farmers Are Not a Component of a Machine - Clip

Past Event | Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky

Direct by Laura Dunn

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

Dolores - Young Dolores Huerta Takes on Sacramento - Clip

Past Event | Dolores

By Peter Bratt

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018

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. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

Tell Them We Are Rising - Separate But Unequal - Clip

Past Event | Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

By Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. Stanley Nelson's film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

I Am Not Your Negro - "The Future of the Negro" - Clip

Past Event | I Am Not Your Negro

By Raoul Peck

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

One of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and with a flood of rich archival material.

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