Indie Lens Pop-Up

Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is thrilled to partner on Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on online Pop-Up events.

2016 Schedule

Stray Dog | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Tuesday, October 6, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Stray Dog by Debra Granik
From the director of the Oscar-nominated Winter’s Bone comes this portrait of a motorcycle-riding Vietnam veteran. There’s much more to Ronnie “Stray Dog” Hall than meets the eye; behind the tattoos and leather vest is a man dedicated to helping his fellow vets and immigrant family as he also comes to terms with his combat experience. 

Doors open at 5:30 pm | Film screening starts at 6:00 pm.

Mimi and Dona | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Tuesday, November 3, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Mimi and Dona by Sophie Sartain
For 64 years, 92-year-old Mimi has cared for her daughter Dona, who has an intellectual disability, and now faces the inevitable: to find Dona a home. This alternately heartbreaking and heartwarming film by Mimi’s granddaughter tells the story of a quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo, and their effect on three generations of a Texas family. 

Doors open at 5:30 pm |Film screening starts at 6:00 pm

Autism in Love | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Tuesday, December 1, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Autism in Love by Matt Fuller
Four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way.

Doors open at 5:30 pm |Film screening starts at 6:00 pm

In Football We Trust | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Tuesday, January 19, 6:00pm-8:30pm

In Football We Trust by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn
In Football We Trust intimately follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. The odds may be stacked against them, but they’ll never stop fighting for a better future.

Doors open at 5:30 pm |Film screening starts at 6:00 pm

Black Panthers | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Tuesday, February 2, 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson
A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.

Doors open at 5:30 pm |Film screening starts at 6:00 pm

Peace Officer | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Tuesday, April 12, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Peace Officer by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber
The increasingly tense relationship between law enforcement and the public is seen through the eyes of someone who's been on both sides: a former sheriff who established Utah's first SWAT team, only to see the same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Now a private investigator, Dub seeks the truth in this case and other officer-involved shootings.

Doors open at 5:30 pm |Film screening starts at 6:00 pm

The Armor of Light | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Tuesday, May 3, 6:00pm-8:30pm

The Armor of Light by Abigail Disney
Two people of faith come together to explore the contradictions of a nation rife with gun violence: a famously anti-abortion evangelical minister risks losing followers when he questions the morality of gun ownership, while a grieving mother dedicates herself to creating change after the shooting of her unarmed teenage son.

Doors open at 5:30 pm | Film screening starts at 6:00 pmAdd News Story here

T-Rex | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Tuesday, June 7, 6:00pm-8:30pm

T-Rex by Zack Canepari and Drea Cooper 
17-year-old Claressa "T-Rex" Shields came from the streets of Flint to reach the Gold Medal podium in London in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics, but as we see in this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.

Doors open at 5:30 pm | Film screening starts at 6:00 pm

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About Independent Lens

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by Independent Television Service, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For more visit Join the conversation on Facebook and on Twitter @IndependentLens