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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.

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!