May 6 – 16, 2021

Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip — FREE Virtual Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening 10/27!

Join us on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:00pm for the first Indie Lens Pop-Up title of the 2020-2021 season: a virtual screening of Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip. Most famous for his work on HGTV’s popular show Property Brothers, TV personality Jonathan Scott journeys across the United States in the film to uncover the obstacles and opportunities to achieving clean, renewable energy.

Following the screening, join UNC-TV for an engaging virtual discussion and Q&A featuring lifelong Greensboro-based social activists, Pastor Emeritus Neal N. Johnson, Faith Community Church, and his wife, Joyce H. Johnson, co-executive director of Beloved Community Center. They sit down with UNC-TV’s Shannon Vickery to discuss the roadblocks and court battles they faced while trying to help their struggling community build a solar farm.

Engagement throughout the discussion is encouraged and you will be able to ask questions via the chat feature. We will make every attempt to get to all questions submitted. You must register in advance for access to the screening link. RSVP via this link for the screening.

More about the film: The key to environmentally friendly, cost-effective renewable energy is shining down upon us. In sun-soaked Las Vegas, Property Brothers’ Jonathan Scott harnesses that power by installing solar panels on his own home. But when his local public utility commission takes every possible opportunity to suppress that type of competition, Jonathan sets out to answer “Why don’t more Americans have the choice to go solar?” On his journey to learn about clean energy, Jonathan talks with members of the Navajo Nation, who built a utility-scale solar plant; farmers struggling to make ends meet in Georgia; coal workers ready for new, clean jobs in Kentucky; religious leaders fighting to meet their community’s energy needs in North Carolina; and politicians at the forefront of the battle for renewable energy throughout the country. .

The screening and discussion event is made possible in part by a partnership with PBS, Independent Lens, ITVS and RiverRun International Film Festival.

RSVP to watch Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip from the comfort and safety of your home.

RiverRun’s Indie Lens Pop-Up, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s 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.