Independent Lens announced the launch of Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series. Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up to strengthen the bond between the Independent Lens television series and local communities, and bring new energy and new audiences to the in-person events as well as online OVEE events and the broadcasts on WHUT and WETA. Over the past decade, screenings of Independent Lens films have brought more than 331,000 participants together at over 5,700 events to discuss issues that impact local communities.
This season Indie Lens Pop-Up events take place in 3 of the five Busboys and Poets locations with a new addition – thematically paired foods from the restaurant’s menu starting with AUTISM IN LOVE November 15 with Flourless Chocolate Cake and Vegan Parfait featured at Busboys and Poets 5th & K location. Register on Eventbrite. Download a season calendar/menu.
The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital near Eastern Market kicks off their season with STRAY DOG November 3rd (register) followed by AUTISM IN LOVE on December 13 (register).
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.
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.
AUTISM IN LOVE
The name change has expanded the possibilities of the series to pop up in communities and places where people gather and conversations happen. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our DC Indie Lens Pop-Up events.