WCTE Indie Lens Pop Up 2017 - 2018 Free Screenings

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

A short reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by film screening starting afterwards.


"Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities" - Monday, January 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m. @ Putnam County Library, 50 E. Broad, Cookeville TN 


"Delores" - TBD


"Look and See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky" - Monday, March 26, 2018, 5:30 p.m. @ Cookeville

Performing Arts Center


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

"Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities"
 Monday, January 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m. @ Putnam County Library, 50 E. Broad Street, Cookeville TN
Tell Them We Are Rising


Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

I Am Not Your Negro
By Raoul Peck
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Cookeville Performing Arts Center (10 East Broad Street, 38501)

I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 2040
Cookeville, TN 38502


Office: 931-528-2222
Fax: 931-372-6284
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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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