Presented by the Nine Network of Public Media and the Missouri History Museum
Missouri History Museum
Des Lee Auditorium
Free Screenings of Independent Documentary Films
The Indie Lens Pop-Up series is presented by Nine Network of Public Media and the Missouri History Museum, in collaboration with Independent Lens and Independent Television Service.
Best of Enemies
Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.
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 media, demarcating the moment TV's political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle. After the film, stay for a discussion with our famous Donnybrook debaters.
The film will air on Nine PBS Monday, October 3, at 9:00 p.m.
Meet the Patels
Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 p.m.
In this 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. 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.
A Q&A session with Vasant Patel, Ravi’s father and executive producer of the film, moderated by Nine’s Jim Kirchherr, will follow the screening.
The film will air on Nine PBS Monday, December 26, at 9:00 p.m.
Gentlemen of Vision
Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.
In the world of competitive stepping, they are the team to beat. Off stage, the Gentlemen of Vision are growing up in struggling working class suburbs. Ferguson is their backyard and their reality.
In many ways, they are like countless kids from tough homes and neighborhoods, but they have a bond, a brotherhood, and a leader whose dedication is rock solid but his love is tough. Gentlemen of Vision founder Marlon Wharton has built the team’s winning tradition by acting as both stepping coach and life coach. He demands from them time, discipline, good grades, and a clear plan for a future after graduation.
The film depicts the struggles and successes of team members during GOV’s 2015-16 season. For many, this is their senior year; as steppers their goal is to win the two major national competitions; as young men, their goal is to survive and move on to achieve their dreams.