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.