Indie Lens

2016 Screenings

All screenings are free and open to the public.

Made possible by
The University of Alaska,
Anchorage and UAA Mat-Su College, and
The Glenn Massay Theater

UAA Multicultural Center in the Rasmuson Hall
3211 Providence Drive, Rasmuson Hall, Anchorage, AK 99508

UAA Mat-Su College, Glenn Massay Theater
East, 8295 College Dr, Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-9350

Spring 2016 Screenings

In Football We Trust

by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn, 60-70 minutes

Monday, 1/25/16, 6 pm,Begich Middle School Multi-purpose Room Stage, next to the Walgreens on Debarr 1 block west of Muldoon
Discussion following, facilitated by Kristin Hall of APM
FREE Coffee by Kaladi, Popcorn and United Way Graduation Station

Thursday, 1/28/16, 7pm, UAA Multicultural Center in the Rasmuson Hall

In Football We Trust intimately follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. The odds may be stacked against them, but they’ll never stop fighting for a better future.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

by Stanley Nelson, 75 minutes (Required Film)
Sunday, 2/7/16, 2pm, UAA Mat-Su College, Glenn Massay Theater
Thursday, 2/11/16, 7pm, UAA Multicultural Center in the Rasmuson Hall

A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.

Peace Officer

by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber, 60-70 minutes (Required Film)
Thursday, 4/7/16, 7pm, UAA Multicultural Center in the Rasmuson Hall
Thursday, 5/12/16, 2pm, UAA Mat-Su College, Glenn Massay Theater

The increasingly tense relationship between law enforcement and the public is seen through the eyes of someone who’s been on both sides: a former sheriff who established Utah’s first SWAT team, only to see the same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Now a private investigator, Dub seeks the truth in this case and other officer-involved shootings.

The Armor of Light

by Abigail Disney (Optional Film)
Sunday, 4/10/16, 2pm, UAA Mat-Su College, Glenn Massay Theater

Two people of faith come together to explore the contradictions of a nation rife with gun violence: a famously anti-abortion evangelical minister risks losing followers when he questions the morality of gun ownership, while a grieving mother dedicates herself to creating change after the shooting of her unarmed teenage son.


by Zack Canepari and Drea Cooper (Optional Film)
Sunday, 6/12/16, UAA Mat-Su College, Glenn Massay Theater

17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields came from the streets of Flint to reach the Gold Medal podium in London in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics, but as we see in this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.