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Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

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I Am Not Your Negro  By Raoul Peck

By Raoul Peck
 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Movie starts at 6 p.m.
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library, 5148 Market St.
 
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.
 

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

By Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams
 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | Movie starts at 6 p.m.
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library, 5148 Market St.
 
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.
 

Dolores By Peter Bratt

By Peter Bratt
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | Movie starts at 6 p.m.
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library, 5148 Market St.
 
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.
 

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky By Laura Dunn

By Laura Dunn
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Movie starts at 6 p.m.
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library, 5148 Market St.
 
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.
 

Served Like a Girl By Lysa Heslov

By Lysa Heslov
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Movie starts at 6 p.m.
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library, 5148 Market St
 
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.
 
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