Concerts & Events
Indie Lens Pop-Up

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 Lens, click 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!

Always in Season

By Jacqueline Olive

In 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, January 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
Monday, February 10, 2020
6:30 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Lansdowne Branch
500 Third Avenue
Lansdowne, MD 21227
Saturday, February 15, 2020
1:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Owings Mills Branch
10302 Grand Central Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Catonsville Branch
1100 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Friday, February 21, 2020
4:00 pm
Wicomico Public Library - Pittsville Branch
34372 Old Ocean City Road
Pittsville, MD 21850
Saturday, February 22, 2020
6:00 pm
Wicomico Public Library - Downtown Branch
122 S Division Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
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
40 South Carroll Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Essex Branch
1110 eastern Blvd
Essex, MD 21221
Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Woodlawn Branch
1811 Woddlawn Drive
Woodlawn, MD 21201

Bedlam

By Kenneth Paul Rosenberg

Filmmaker 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:

Monday, March 2, 2020
6:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Owings Mills Branch
10302 Grand Central Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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
Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Catonsville Branch
1100 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Friday, March 13, 2020
4:00 pm
Wicomico Public Library - Pittsville Branch
34372 Old Ocean City Road
Pittsville, MD 21850
Monday, March 16, 2020
6:30 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Lansdowne Branch
500 Third Avenue
Lansdowne, MD 21227
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
Sunday, March 29, 2020
1:30 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - White Marsh Branch
8133 Sandpiper Circle
Baltimore, MD 21236
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
6:30 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Arbutus Branch
855 Sulphur Spring Road
Arbutus, MD 21210
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

More 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 gives 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
Thursday, April 23, 2020
6:30 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Hereford Branch
16940 York Road
Hereford, MD 21111
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
7:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Randallstown Branch
8604 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD 21133
Friday, May 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

Marion 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 of 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
2:00 pm
Frederick County Public Library - Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
Saturday, April 25, 2020
1:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Hereford Branch
16940 York Road
Hereford, MD 21111
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
Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Catonsville Branch
1100 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
6:30 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Arubutus Branch
855 Sulphur Spring Road
Arbutus, MD 21227
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
6:00 pm
Anne Arundel County Public Library - Edgewater Branch
25 Stepneys Lane
Edgewater, MD 21037
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
6:00 pm
Baltimore County Public Library - Essex Branch
1110 Eastern Blvd
Essex, MD 21221

Special thanks to our incredible partners including: