April 21 – 30, 2022

Philly D.A. — FREE Indie Lens Pop-up virtual screening 4/6

Join us on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00pm for another free Indie Lens Pop-Up event: a virtual screening of Philly D.A., followed by a moderated panel discussion! PBS North Carolina, together with RiverRun and the State Library North Carolina, proudly present this exclusive screening opportunity. You must register in advance for this event via the link here: RSVP via this link for the screening.

About the film: In this upcoming special eight-part docuseries from the acclaimed PBS documentary anthology seriesIndependent Lens, filmmakers Ted Passon and Yoni Brook bring you an incredible inside look at the criminal justice system and one man’s journey to transform it. In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a longshot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A. explores the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.

Engagement throughout the post-film panel 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.

RiverRun’s Indie Lens Pop-Up 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.