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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 view and discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information about Independent Lensclick here.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is proud to serve as a producing partner for the Indie Lens Pop-Up screening series. Look below for upcoming screenings with our community partners.

The 2019-2020 Series Details are below.

Are you interested in hosting a screening of any film? Learn more here. Then let us know by emailing sryan@mpt.org and we can help you set it up!

The First Rainbow Coalition

By Ray Santisteban

Signature Image - First Rainbow Coalition.jpgIn 1969, the Chicago Black Panthers began to form a multi-ethnic coalition with the Young Lords Organization and the Young Patriots. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America, the Rainbow Coalition changed the face of 1960s Chicago politics and created a model for future activists and politicians.

Screening Events:

Tuesday, November 9, 2019
12:45 pm
Community College of Baltimore County - Catonsville Barn Theatre
800 S Rolling Road

Catonsville, MD 21228

Monday, December 2, 2019
6:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library -
Hamilton Branch
5910 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
6:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Essex Branch
1110 Eastern Blvd
Essex, MD 21221

Friday, December 6, 2019
5:30 pm
Baltimore Gathering of the
Commons - UMB Community Engagement Center
5108 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Randallstown Branch
8604 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD 21133

Friday, December 13, 2019
4:00 pm
Wicomico Public Library -
Pittsville Branch
34372 Old Ocean City Road
Pittsville, MD 21850

Thursday, January 2, 2020
6:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library -
Roland Park Branch
5108 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210

Thursday, January 2, 2020
7:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Catonsville Branch
1100 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228

Always in Season

By Jacqueline Olive

Signature Image - Always In Season.pngIn Always in Season, descendants of the victims and perpetrators of lynching are working together to heal a violent history. Blending observational footage with first-person testimonies and expert input, Always in Season examines the lingering impact of lynching and the link between this historic form of racial terrorism and the racial violence that exists today.

Screening Events:

Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library -
Roland Park Branch
5108 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210

Sunday, March 26, 2020
2:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Thursday, February 6, 2020
5:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library -
Clifton Branch
2001 N Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

Friday, February 7, 2020
5:30 pm
Baltimore Gathering of the
Commons - UMB Community Engagement Center
870 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Tuesday, February 21, 2020
4:00 pm
Wicomico Public Library -
Pittsville Branch
34372 Old Ocean City Road
Pittsville, MD 21850

Monday, February 24, 2020
6:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library -
Hamilton Branch
5910 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:00 pm
Frederick County Public Library -
C. Burr Artz Public Library
40 South Carroll Street
Frederick, MD 21701

 

Bedlam

By Kenneth Paul Rosenberg

Signature Image - Bedlam.jpgFilmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, Ken Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to examine our national mental health crisis. Rosenberg follows the poignant stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other chronic psychiatric conditions, whose silence and shame often worsen the suffering.

Screening Events:

Friday, March 6, 2020
5:30 pm
Baltimore Gathering of the
Commons - UMB Community Engagement Center
870 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Monday, March 9, 2020
6:30 pm
Prince George's County Memorial Library System - South Bowie Branch
15301 Hall Road
Bowie, MD 20721

Friday, March 13, 2020
4:00 pm
Wicomico Public Library -
Pittsville Branch
34372 Old Ocean City Road
Pittsville, MD 21850

Monday, March 23, 2020
6:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library -
Hamilton Branch
5910 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

Saturday, March 28, 2020
2:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library -
Clifton Branch
2001 N. Wolfe Street

Baltimore, MD 21213

Monday, April 6, 2020
6:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library -
Roland Park Branch
5108 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213

 

Eating Up Easter

By Sergio Mata'u Rapu

Signature Image - Eating Up Easter.jpgMore than just a picture postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a changing climate that threatens the fragile ecology on the island. Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata'u Rapu give voice to his fellow islanders, who struggle to balance their strong cultural heritage with modern-day challenges.

Screening Events:

Monday, April 13, 2020
6:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library -
Roland Park Branch
5108 Roland Avenue 
Baltimore, MD 21210

Friday, April 15, 2020
4:00 pm
Wicomico Public Library -
Pittsville Branch
34372 Old Ocean City Road
Pittsville, MD 21850

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

By Matt Wolf

Signature Image - Recorder.jpgMarion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle and ended when Marion passed away in 2012. In total, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how television has shaped the world today.

Screening Events:

Friday, April 24, 2020
4:00 pm
Wicomico Public Library - 
Pittsville Branch
34372 Old Ocean City Road
Pittsville, MD 21850

Saturday, April 25, 2020
1:00 pm
Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704

Monday, April 27, 2020
6:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library - 
Roland Park Branch
5108 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
7:00 pm
Howard County Library System - 
Glenwood Branch
2350 State Route 97
Cooksville, MD 21723

 

Special thanks to our incredible partners including:


Baltimore County Public Library


Community College of Baltimore County


Enoch Pratt Free Library


Frederick County Library


Howard County Library


Prince Georges County Memorial Public Library System