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Indie Lens Pop-Up (formerly knowns as Community Cinema) is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring screenings of films from Independent Lens on location in 100 cities and online. Between October and July, Indie Lens Pop-Up brings together leading organizations, community members and public television stations to learn, discuss and get involved in today’s critical social issues.

Basin PBS is proud to be a part of the groundbreaking community engagement opportunity and to bring it to our loyal viewers and members.

See the screening calendar below, including a brief description of each program. All Indie Lens Pop-Up events are FREE and open to the public and media.

Served Like a Girl

Join Basin PBS for our final Indie Lens Pop-Up of the season when we watch & discuss, Served Like a Girl.

Hangar 25 Air Museum
1911 Apron Drive, Big Spring

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.

Panel TBA

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Dolores

Join Basin PBS for Indie Lens Pop-Up when we watch & discuss, Dolores.

Tuesday, March 20 at Odessa College - Wilkerson Hall, Rm 107


Thursday, March 22 at Midland College - Davidson Hall

We'll watch a portion of the documentary followed by a panel discussion with local business owners, a former farm worker and others.

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.

Indie Lens Pop-Up: I Am Not Your Negro

Join Basin PBS as we preview and disucss as a community the film I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO. Oscar-nominated based on the unfinished book by James Baldwin. At the time of his death, Baldwin left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript about his personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Baldwin's original words spoken by Samuel L. Jackson.

Prior to the film, guests may visit the Ector County and UTPB Libraries to find more of Baldwin's books to become more educated about his works.

Our community discussion will be led by:
Derek Catsam - Professor of History (UTPB)
Clark Moreland - Lecturer in English (UTPB)

Tuesday, November 28
JBS Public Leadership Institute

4910 E. University Blvd, #4240
Odessa, Texas
RSVP here

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Tell Them We Are Rising

Join Basin PBS as we preview and discuss Stanley Nelson's documentary film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. Stanley's film explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. The 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. The latest film from director Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders), America’s foremost film chronicler of the African-American experience, Tell Them We Are Rising brings to life the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs.

Prior to the film, guests may visit the Midland County Library to find out more about civil rights, history and it's leaders via a display.

Guest lectuer: Dr. James Fuller

Tuesday, January 23

Midland College, Scharbauer Student Center, Carrasco Room
3600 North Garfield Street, Midland
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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary


Join Basin PBS as we kick off our 2017-2018 Indie Lens Pop-Up Season!

Join us as we preview Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary by John Scheinfeld. 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 musicial whose influence continues to this day.

Tuesday, October 17
Ellen Noel Art Museum

RSVP HERE for this free event!