Press Releases

  1. INDEPENDENT LENS STRIKES A CHORD WITH STACEY TENENBAUM’S PIPE DREAMS, SET TO PREMIERE JUNE 22 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    May 13, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) Tuesday, May 12, 2020 — Filmmaker Stacey Tenenbaum’s refreshing and surprising documentary Pipe Dreams challenges preconceived notions about this age-old instrument while introducing viewers to a new generation of passionate young organists, and shines a spotlight on the largely unexplored world of competitive organ

  2. RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    May 6, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — A fiercely intelligent, radical activist who became a fabulously wealthy recluse in her later years, Marion Stokes was dedicated to furthering and protecting the truth — so much so that she recorded American television 24 hours a day for over 30 years. Now, the critically acclaimed documentary Recorder: The

  3. TWO INDEPENDENT LENS FILMS AND THREE ITVS-FUNDED DOCUMENTARIES HONORED WITH PEABODY AWARD NOMINATIONS

    May 6, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) May 6, 2020 — ITVS is proud to announce that two of its films, Hale County This Morning, This Evening and One Child Nation, were nominated in the documentary category for the 79th Annual Peabody Awards, out of a total 20 nominees. Both films premiered on the PBS series Independent Lens, which continues to serve as a public broadcast home

  4. EATING UP EASTER PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    April 23, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) Monday, April, 20, 2020 — More than just a picture-perfect postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Directed by native Rapa Nui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, the poignant new documentary Eating Up Easter explores the challenges his people are facing, and the

  5. SASHA JOSEPH NEULINGER’S REWIND PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, MAY 11 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    April 10, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) Friday, April 10, 2020 — Made up of home video footage that reveals a long-kept secret, Sasha Joseph Neulinger’s documentary Rewind is a brave and wrenching look at his childhood and his journey to reconcile his past. By probing the gap between image and reality, the film depicts both how little and how much a camera can capture. Praised