WCTE Indie Lens Pop Up 2016 - 2017 Free Screenings

Screenings are held at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center (10 East Broad St. 38501) unless otherwise noted

A short reception at 6:15 p.m., followed by film screening starting at 6:30 p.m.

"Real Boy" - Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017 6:15 pm @ Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Free Film Screenings presented by WCTE and the Cookeville Performing Arts Center

By Shaleece Haas
Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Cookeville Performing Arts Center (10 East Broad Street, 38501)

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a transgender teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his transition from female to male, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, the well-known transgender folk singer Joe Stevens.

By Geeta V. Patel & Ravi Patel
Monday, December 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Cookeville Performing Arts Center (10 East Broad Street, 38501)

Ravi Patel 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 to his parents' wishes and allows them to play matchmaker. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life — love.
There will be time for guests of the screenings to come in and get settled before we start the screening, we will feature the screening, and there will be a discussion that follows the screening.

By Lou Pepe & Keith Fulton
Monday, March 13 at 6:15 p.m.
Cookeville Performing Arts Center (10 East Broad Street, 38501)

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called "bad kids."

By Sonia Kennebeck
Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Cookeville Performing Arts Center (10 East Broad Street, 38501)

National Bird 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.

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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 to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.


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