Indie Lens Pop-Up

Join one of our local partners for film screenings and community-driven conversations featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens at Indie Lens Pop-Up. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

All screenings are free and open to the public. Check back for more screening dates as they become available.

2018-2019 Film Screening Schedule


by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip (approximate run time 56 minutes)

Dawnland tells the story of the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., investigating the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. With intimate access to this groundbreaking process, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
UAA Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall 106
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Parking in West Campus: West, North West Central and South Lots

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana (approximate run time 86 minutes)

Rumble brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, Rumble shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
UAA Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall 106
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Parking in West Campus: West, North West Central and South Lots

The Providers

by Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin (approximate run time 56 minutes)

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three “country doctors” in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. As their personal struggles at times reflect those of their patients, the providers work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare.

Screening dates TBD.

Charm City

by Marilyn Ness (approximate run time 86 minutes)

Filmed during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers a powerfully candid portrait of those on the front lines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their city’s future.

Screening dates TBD.


by Suzannah Herbert and Lauren Belfer (approximate run time 86 minutes)

Wrestle is an intimate, inspiring coming of age portrait of the wrestling team at a struggling high school in Huntsville, Alabama. As they fight towards the State Championship, wrestlers Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan face injustices and challenges on and off the mat, grappling with obstacles that jeopardize their success, while their coach wades into the complexities of class and race in the South.

Screening dates TBD.