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, …
Won’t You Be My Neighbor | Watch Party @ Strange Days Brewing Company
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Won't You Be My Neighbor | Watch Party @ Strange Days Brewing Company
6:30 pm
Join Kansas City PBS and Strange Days Brewing Company for a watch party of the acclaimed documentary about PBS pioneer Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 9 …
The Jazz Ambassadors | Free Screening @ Jenkin and Barbara David Theater, Park University
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Jazz Ambassadors | Free Screening @ Jenkin and Barbara David Theater, Park University
6:00 pm
In 1956, America announced a new Cold War weapon to combat the U.S.S.R. Jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck, along with their racially-integrated bands, would cross the globe to …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Won’t You Be My Neighbor? @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Won't You Be My Neighbor? @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
6:00 pm
For over 30 years, Fred Rogers was beamed daily into homes across America where he and his cast of puppets and friends spoke simply and directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues. …
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Finding Your Roots | Screening and Genealogy Discussion @ Bruce R. Watkins Center & Museum
5:30 pm
Join Kansas City PBS, the Midwest Genealogy Center and the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center and Museum for special screening and discussion of the groundbreaking series Finding Your Roots. Local experts will talk about resources, …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Providers @ University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Education Building, Rm B102
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Providers @ University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Education Building, Rm B102
6:00 pm
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a small group of safety-net clinics …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Charm City @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Charm City @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
2:00 pm
Nightly news cameras trained on the flames, the looting, and the chaos that gripped Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. Filmmaker Marilyn Ness sought, and found, more. Her …
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Wrestle @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Wrestle @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
For 15 weeks, from the start of their season to the 2016 Alabama state tournament, the wrestlers at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School endured both the demands of their sport and the trials of life …
Chasing the Moon Screening @ Union Station Extreme Screen
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chasing the Moon Screening @  Union Station Extreme Screen | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
10:00 am
Get a sneak peek of the three-part PBS American Experience series Chasing the Moon with KCPT and Union Station. Science City educators will facilitate science experiments for kids at heart.
Jazz, Blues and Country | Ken Burns’ Country Music Sneak Peek and Music Demonstration @ Gem Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
6:00 pm
Join KCPT, the American Jazz Museum and the Mutual Musicians Foundation for a preview of Ken Burns’ Country Music and a demonstration of country music’s shared roots with blues and jazz by D Black (drums) …
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Honky Tonk Dance Night and Country Music Preview Party @ Knuckleheads | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
7:30 pm
  Gear up for Ken Burns new documentary series, Country Music, with Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge at Knuckleheads’ honky-tonk jam session featuring local musicians Dave & Jimmy Nace, Carl Butler and Bobby DeMoss. …
Downton Abbey Movie Advance Screening @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Downton Abbey Movie Advance Screening @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
2:00 pm
We cordially invite you to return to Downton Abbey! Reunite with some of your favorite characters in your favorite castle at KCPT’s exclusive, advance screening of the Downton Abbey movie including an opening reception with a complimentary drink …
American Masters - Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous Preview @ Kansas City | Missouri | United States
6:30 pm
Join KCPT and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for a preview of a new American Masters featuring artist Mark Rothko on Friday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the T. Atkins Auditorium. Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous explores the life …