Independent Lens

Join us for Indie Lens Pop-Up – free film screenings!

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a film screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations. Featured films are later broadcast on Independent Lens. PBS Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking are the local co-presenters of Indie Lens Pop-Up.

 

Screenings are free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

Coming up this season:

 

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary / By John Scheinfeld
Tuesday, October 24, 5:30-8:00 pm
PBS Hawai‘i, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. The film is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day.

 

I Am Not Your Negro / By Raoul Peck
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30-8:00 pm
PBS Hawai‘i, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

One of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and with a flood of rich archival material.

 

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities /
By Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams
Tuesday, February 6, 5:30-8:00 pm
PBS Hawai‘i, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

 

Dolores / By Peter Bratt
Friday, March 2, 5:30-8:00 pm
Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt’s Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

 

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky / By Laura Dunn
Tuesday, April 17, 5:30-8:00 pm
PBS Hawai‘i, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

 

Served Like a Girl / By Lysa Heslov
Wednesday, May 23, 5:30-8:00 pm
PBS Hawai‘i, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

Served Like a Girl provides a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse, and other traumas. By entering into the “Ms. Veteran American” competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope.

 

 

Free Independent Lens Screening: Autism in Love

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You’re invited to a free public, advanced screening of Independent Lens: Autism in Love.

Tuesday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

The Hawaii Filmmakers Collective

3167 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu 96816

 

 

Summary: 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. Premieres on PBS Hawai‘i Monday, January 11 at 10:00 pm.

 

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This film will include open captioning and will be followed by a talk-story conversation. Seating is limited, so come early!

For questions about accommodation and accessibility, please contact Vera Zambonelli: 808.206.0848

This presentation is made possible by Hawaii Women in Filmmaking, in collaboration with the UH Center on Disabilities Studies, UH College of Education, Hawaii State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and PBS Hawai‘i.

INDEPENDENT LENS
Brakeless

 

On April 25, 2005, a West Japan Railway (West JR) commuter train crashed into an apartment building and killed 107 people. Afterward, an official report concluded the cause of the accident was excessive speed when the train’s driver tried to make up an 80-second delay. What made the train’s driver risk so many lives for such a miniscule delay? The film looks at Japanese society and asks if it is bound to the pursuit of efficiency at all costs. Have the national virtues of punctuality and loyalty to protocol become societal impediments and even dangers to the people of Japan?