Indie Lens Pop-Up


The award-winning PBS series Independent Lens returns for its 2017-18 season, premiering on Alaska Public Media TV on Monday, November 6.

Join UAA 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.


2017-2018 UAA Screening Schedule

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

by John Scheinfeld (approximate run time 84 minutes)

Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. The film is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall 106
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Parking


I Am Not Your Negro

by Raoul Peck (approximate run time 84 minutes)

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.

Thursday, November 9
Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall 106
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Parking


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

by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams (approximate run time 60 minutes)

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. This 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.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall 106
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Parking


Dolores

by Peter Bratt (approximate run time TBA)

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.

Thursday, March 22,2018
Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall 106
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Parking


Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

by Laura Dunn (approximate run time 54 minutes)

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.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall 106
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Parking