Indie Lens Pop-up 2016-17

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking & PBS Hawaiʻi have partnered 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. 

2016-2017 films

Real Boy

By Shaleece Haas

Screening: June 6, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 pm

 

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.

NEW LOCATION: PBS HAWAIʻI

315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, HI 96819-2295

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Meet the Patels

By Geeta V. Patel & Ravi Patel

Screening: December 1, 2016 | 6:30-8:30 pm

 

Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents' wishes and allows them to play matchmaker. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life — love.

The Bad Kids

By Keith Fulton & Lou Pepe

Screening: February 7, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 pm

 

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative for at-risk students with little hope of graduating from a traditional high school. It's their last chance. This coming of age story shows extraordinary educators and talented students combat the crippling effects of poverty.

NEW LOCATION: PBS HAWAIʻI

315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, HI 96819-2295

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Newtown

By Kim A. Snyder

Screening: March 14, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 pm

 

Newtown uses deeply personal testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Through poignant interviews with parents, siblings, teachers, doctors, and first responders, Newtown documents a traumatized community still reeling from the senseless killing, fractured by grief but driven toward a sense of purpose.

Screening followed by Q&A with Kim A. Snyder

NEW LOCATION: PBS HAWAIʻI

315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, HI 96819-2295

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National Bird

By Sonia Kennebeck

Screening: April 4, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 pm

 

National Bird follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight through the eyes of both survivors and veterans who suffer from PTSD while plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries.

NEW LOCATION: PBS HAWAIʻI

315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, HI 96819-2295

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