Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. 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 together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.
This month we are screening Newtown – exploring the aftermath of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in 2012.
A panel discussion hosted by Adia Morris will follow the screening. More panelist details to come as they are finalized.
- Keith Jacobus, Ph.D., began as superintendent of the South Washington County School District on July 1, 2012. Before joining District 833, Jacobus served as Assistant Superintendent of Leadership, Teaching and Learning, for the Osseo Area School District, Osseo, Minnesota. He has also been Director of Schools for the Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, Colorado. In addition, Jacobus served in various roles within the Lewis-Palmer School District in Monument, Colorado, including as the Executive Director of Learning Services, Executive Director of Personnel Services, and Principal of Lewis-Palmer High School. Jacobus’ degrees include a Ph.D. from the University of Denver, a Masters in Education from Lesley College and a B.S. from Colorado State University.
- Commander John Lozoya is Senior Commander of the St Paul Police Department’s Community Engagement Unit. He has also been commander of the department’s Eastern District as well as a sergeant on the city’s East Side. A graduate of Northwestern University, he also served six years in the United States Air Force Security Forces. Commander Lozoya, a fluent Spanish-language speaker, is a past president of the National Latino Peace Officers Association Minnesota Chapter past board member of Merrick Community Services and is currently a board member of Cesar Chavez Academia School in Saint Paul.
- All Ages
- Doors at 6:30 p.m.
- Screening starts at 7:00 p.m.
- Panel discussion at 8:00 p.m.
- Cash bar available
Upcoming Indie Lens Pop-Up events
follows the dramatic journey of whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: The secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight into the American drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors. Plagued by guilt over the killing of faceless people in foreign countries and suffering from PTSD, the veterans decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.
Tuesday, April 25 – CHECK BACK FOR RSVP INFO
is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.
Thursday, June 1 – CHECK BACK FOR RSVP INFO