We are excited to announce that again we will be hosting Indie Lens Pop-Up film series for 2019-2020. In partnership with PBS Hawaii, we will be hosting these films starting this month and onwards into May 2020. All of these film screenings are free and open to the public, and heavy pupu is provided to attendees! This is our second season hosting the film. Read more about the films we hosted for the 2018-2019 season.
The 2019 film series covers some of the most pertinent topics of our time, including race relations, homelessness and mental health, climate change, and consumerism, and we look forward to being a community partner for PBS Hawaii for this series. Dates and times for the following films are subject to change.
The Indie Lens Pop-Up series are film screenings that brings people together for community-driven conversations around documentaries from the award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens on PBS Hawaiʻi. Learn more about Indie Lens Pop Up in this short video here:
Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America, the Rainbow Coalition changed the face of 1960s Chicago politics and created an organizing model for future activists and politicians.
Indie Lens Pop-Up Film: Bedlam
Wednesday, February 26 at 5:30 pm
Filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, Ken Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to examine our national mental health crisis. Rosenberg follows the poignant stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other chronic psychiatric conditions, whose silence and shame often worsen the suffering.
BEDLAM trailer from Upper East Films on Vimeo.
Indie Lens Pop-Up Film: Eating Up Easter
Wednesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm
Threatened by climate change and globalization, remote Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world. More than just a picture postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a changing climate that threatens the fragile ecology on the island. Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu gives voice to his fellow islanders, who struggle to balance their strong cultural heritage with modern-day challenges.
Eating Up Easter (2018) | Official Trailer from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo.
Indie Lens Pop-Up Film: Recorder
Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 pm
Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle and ended when Marion passed away in 2012. In total, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how television has shaped the world of today.