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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. Throughout the year, 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.

ILPOP - The Providers

Join Basin PBS for our next Indie Lens Pop-Up when we watch & discuss: THE PROVIDERS
We will host 2 screenings of this film!

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providersfollows three “country doctors” in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. As their personal struggles at times reflect those of their patients, the providers work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare.

There's no charge for the screening, but we would like to know you are coming.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26 from 6-8pm
Midland College, Carrasco Room

THURSDAY, MARCH 28 from 6-8pm
UTPB, Library Lecture Hall 1

Each screening will include a reception, panel discussion following the preview and guests will receive a pedometer (while supplies last).

ILPOP - Won't You By My Neighbor

Get into the spirit - the Mister Rogers spirit... Basin PBS is excited to host an Indie Lens Pop-Up of the documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor!
We are coupling this screening event with a month long Kindness Crawl, from March 9 - April 9.
Basin PBS has partnered with local non-profits in Midland and Odessa and is encouraging everyone to volunteer their time, to get to know our local non-profits and those they serve.

West Texas Food Bank
CASA of the Permian Basin
Ector County Library
Centers for Children & Families
Keep Odessa Beautiful

West Texas Food Bank 
Recording Library of West Texas
Habitat for Humanity
Centers for Children & Families
Keep Midland Beautiful

Simply reach out to volunteer and let them know you are there for the Basin PBS Kindness Crawl. Volunteers will be asked to sign a special sign-in sheet and they can go to work!

Then join us on Thursday, April 9 at 6pm for our official Indie Lens Pop-Up screening CARDIGAN PARTY (screening Won't You Be My Neighbor) at our studios - 203 N. Main, Midland.

We'll make puppets, enjoy snacks and watch the full documentary. And be sure to wear your best cardigan! We'll take your photo and (temporarily) add it to our wall.

PLUS, we'll have a first prize (Echo Dot) and a second prize (PBS swag bag).

This film is rated TV-13/PG-14.

There is no charge for this event, but we'd like to know you are coming to make sure we have enough for everyone...

Sponsors of this event are State Farm agents:
Eddy Ohlenburg and Roy Nelson

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Basin PBS invites you to kick-off the 2018-2019 Indie Lens Pop-Up Season with an advance screening of RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD.

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music, despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture. As the film reveals, early pioneers of the blues such as Charlie Patton had Native as well as African American roots, and one of the first and most influential jazz singers, Mildred Bailey, had a voice trained on Native American songs.

There's no charge for the screening, but we'd like to know you are coming. Please RSVP.
Let's Rock!