Press Releases

  1. BRETT STORY’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY THE HOTTEST AUGUST PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    March 30, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — A film about climate change disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety, The Hottest August presents an up-close and personal look at New Yorkers’ growing concerns over a variety of societal changes, from rising rents to marching white nationalists, during one sweltering month in 2017. Raising the specter

  2. BILL HANEY’S JIM ALLISON: BREAKTHROUGH PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, APRIL 27 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    March 30, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) Tuesday, March 24, 2020 —The story of one warmhearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer, Jim Allison: Breakthrough from filmmaker Bill Haney is an homage to an unconventional superhero — a pioneering, harmonica-playing scientist who triumphed over a doubtful medical establishment to save innumerable

  3. NANFU WANG’S ONE CHILD NATION TO MAKE PUBLIC TELEVISION DEBUT ON PBS’S INDEPENDENT LENS IN MARCH

    February 27, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) — China’s one-child policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. From award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, One Child Nation explores

  4. WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    February 5, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) — We Believe in Dinosaurs explores what happens when religious ideology clashes with mainstream science in modern day America. Called the Ark Encounter, the 510-foot Noah’s Ark experience in rural Williamstown, Kentucky, is located 45 miles south of its sister attraction, the Creation Museum. It has been designed to prove the Bible

  5. ALWAYS IN SEASON PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    January 28, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) — A haunting exploration of racial violence in America, Always in Season takes an unflinching look at the multi-generational impact of lynching, connecting the racial violence that persists today to historic terrorism. The film centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in