December 2015–April 2016

Indie Lens Pop-Up is 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.

Autism in Love
Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9, 10:00 a.m.

Director Matt Fuller examines the everyday realities of autistic adulthood, showing how the members of this often-misunderstood community cope with the challenge of keeping romance alive over the years.

In Football We Trust
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Polynesians are changing high school, college, and professional football. Their sheer physicality, speed, and agility have set new thresholds in athleticism. In Football We Trust chronicles the journey of young Polynesian-American men in Utah, as they strive to take warrior culture to the next level—through American football.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Whether they were right or wrong, whether they were good or bad, more than 40 years after the Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, CA, the group, and its leadership, remain powerful and enduring figures in our popular imagination. This film weaves the varied voices and perspectives of those who lived the story.

Peace Officer
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
The increasingly militarized state of American police is examined through the story of William "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff. Lawrence established his state’s first SWAT team, only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later.

Indie Lens Pop-Up presented by John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Milwaukee Public Television.