Indie Lens Pop-Up | “In Football We Trust” @ Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | "In Football We Trust" @ Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
11:00 am
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 …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution @ Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution @ Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
11:00 am
The name – the Black Panthers – is seared into ’60s history, evoking both fist-clenched activism and leather-jacketed, Afro-coifed cool. The radical group stood at the vanguard of the era’s movement for social change in …
Welcome to Leith | Community Screening @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Welcome to Leith | Community Screening @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
11:00 am
Craig Cobb was already notorious before trying to take over Leith, North Dakota, and turn it into an Aryan enclave some three years ago. The struggle for control of the tiny hamlet culminated in the …
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson Sneak Peek Screening @ Gem Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
7:00 pm
Jackie Robinson, a new two-part, four-hour documentary directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, tells the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson. Robinson rose from humble origins to break baseball’s color barrier and waged …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Armor of Light @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Armor of Light @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
11:00 am
Can one be pro-life and pro-gun? Evangelical minister Rob Schenck, an anti-abortion activist and far-right fixture, is an unlikely person to answer “no.” The documentary “The Armor of Light” points to the common ground we …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Peace Officer @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Peace Officer @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
11:00 am
“Peace Officer” is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William “Dub” Lawrence, a former sheriff who established his rural state’s first SWAT team, only to …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | T-Rex @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | T-Rex @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
11:00 am
The documentary T-Rex follows the story of Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, a 17-year-old from Flint, Michigan who won the gold medal in women’s boxing at the 2012 Olympics — the first time women were allowed to …
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Willie Velásquez: Your Vote is Your Voice | Community Screening @ National Archives at Kansas City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
6:00 pm
Throughout American history, Latinos were often kept from the ballot box through the use of poll taxes, gerrymandering and outright intimidation. With his rallying cry of “su voto es su voz,” (your vote is your …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Best of Enemies @ University of Missouri Kansas City Theatre
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Best of Enemies @ University of Missouri Kansas City Theatre | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
7:00 pm
Best of Enemies captures the legendary 1968 debates between two famed intellectuals and ideological opposites: leftist Gore Vidal and neoconservative William F. Buckley. Their televised sparring shaped a new era of public discourse in the …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Meet the Patels @ The Kick Comedy Theater
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Meet the Patels @ The Kick Comedy Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
3:00 pm
The documentary Meet the Patels follows Ravi Patel, who 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 …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Ovarian Psycos @ Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Ovarian Psycos @ Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
The all-female Ovarian Psycos bicycle brigade has been riding through Eastside Los Angeles since 2011, cruising barrios and boulevards where women were killed to signal to the community that they stand together without fear. The …
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | Community Screening @ Cinemark Palace At The Plaza | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
7:00 pm
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou with a special screening of the new documentary about her prolific life as a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer. Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise presents her …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Birth of a Movement @ The National Archives at Kansas City
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Birth of a Movement @ The National Archives at Kansas City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
6:00 pm
In 1915, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s technically groundbreaking but notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly The Birth of a Nation, unleashing a fight that still …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Bad Kids @ DeLaSalle Education Center
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Bad Kids @ DeLaSalle Education Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
6:00 pm
At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that, more than academics, it is love, empathy and life skills that give at-risk students command of their own futures. The new documentary The Bad …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Newtown @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Newtown @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
The tragedy of December 14, 2012 – 20 schoolchildren and six adult staff members dying at the hands of a 20-year-old gunman in Newtown, Connecticut – took a nation’s breath away. “I don’t think that …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | National Bird @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | National Bird @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
This is where technology has taken us: U.S. service members plotting and executing drone strikes half a world away, killing not only a faceless enemy but also, on too many occasions, innocent civilians. The documentary “National …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | National Bird @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | National Bird @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
This is where technology has taken us: U.S. service members plotting and executing drone strikes half a world away, killing not only a faceless enemy but also, on too many occasions, innocent civilians. The documentary “National …
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
James Beard: America's First Foodie | Free Screening @ AMC Ward Parkway 14 | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
7:00 pm
In partnership with AARP Missouri’s Movie for Grown-Ups series, KCPT presents a special sneak peek screening of the new American Masters documentary about cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher, James Beard. Dubbed the “Dean …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Farmer/Veteran @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Farmer/Veteran @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
Alex Sutton, a veteran of three combat tours in Iraq, has been done with war for nearly a decade, but his fight is far from over. Dealing with post-traumatic stress he seeks solace in the …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Real Boy @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Real Boy @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 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 …
What it Means to Be a Patriot: The Vietnam War with John Musgrave @ Liberty Hall  | Lawrence | Kansas | United States
7:00 pm
Join KCPT for a special screening of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new documentary, The Vietnam War, followed by a discussion with local Vietnam veteran John Musgrave. Musgrave’s experience as a Marine in Vietnam and his changing …
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Chasing Trane @ The Gem Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
6:00 pm
Engage with community issues through film with KCPT’s Indie Lens Pop-Up film series! November’s film is Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane …
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | I Am Not Your Negro @ The Gem Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
6:30 pm
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  Tune-in for the documentary Monday, January 15th at 8 p.m. on KCPT. One of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, I Am …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Tell Them We Are Rising @ Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Tell Them We Are Rising @ Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
From Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall to Spike Lee and Toni Morrison, the roll of alumni from the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is long and illustrious, underscoring the pivotal role …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Dolores @ Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Dolores @ Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
Dolores Huerta might be one of the most important – and yet least known – activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she was a tireless leader in the fight …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
Wendell Berry is often called a “prophet for rural America.” The 83-year-old essayist, novelist, and poet–one of our country’s most important living writers–has famously championed agrarian life while living and farming since 1965 in Henry …
Bill Nye: Science Guy | Film Screening @ Extreme Screen at Union Station
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bill Nye: Science Guy | Film Screening @ Extreme Screen at Union Station | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
6:30 pm
Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show “Bill Nye The Science Guy” is now the CEO …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Served Like a Girl @ National WWI Museum and Memorial
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Served Like a Girl @ National WWI Museum and Memorial | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
6:30 pm
Since the advent of the modern American military, women have actively served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Join Kansas City PBS for a free screening of a new documentary, Served Like a Girl, which chronicles …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Dawnland @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Dawnland @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
The marginalization of Native Americans wasn’t simply a crime of our country’s distant, unenlightened past. The documentary Dawnland chronicles the effort in one state, Maine, to come to terms with a practice that endured through …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Rumble @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Rumble @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
6:00 pm
Efforts to marginalize Native Americans and their culture could not diminish their transformational impact on popular music, from the Delta blues and jazz to present-day hip-hop. Native artists such as electric guitar pioneer Link Wray, …