Press Releases

  1. Hao Wu’s Award-Winning People’s Republic of Desire Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 25, 2019 on PBS

    January 24, 2019

    (San Francisco, CA) — Disturbing and provocative, People’s Republic of Desire explores the strange world of China’s live-streaming “showrooms,” where the most popular stars can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a month from adoring fans who “tip” them with “digital gifts” paid for with actual cash. Produced and directed by Hao Wu, a tech industry

  2. The King Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 28 on PBS

    January 23, 2019

    (San Francisco, CA) — Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Tupelo to Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and countless points between, the journey explores the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left

  3. Black Memorabilia Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 4, 2019

    January 23, 2019

    (San Francisco, CA) — Black Memorabilia explores the world of racist material, both antique and newly produced, that propagate demeaning representations of African Americans and promotes white supremacy. From industrial China to the rural South to Brooklyn, the film shines a light on those who reproduce, consume and reclaim these racially-charged

  4. Academy Award Nominee Hale County This Morning, This Evening Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 11 on PBS

    January 23, 2019

    "Pure cinematic poetry. . . poses a quietly radical challenge to assumptions about race, class and the aesthetics of filmmaking." — A. O. Scott, The New York Times(San Francisco, CA; January 22, 2019) — An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, Hale County This Morning, This Evening looks at the lives of two young African American men

  5. Charm City Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 22, 2019

    January 22, 2019

    (San Francisco, CA) — Filmed over a violent three-year period when Baltimore’s nickname never seemed less apt, Charm City profiles a group of police, citizens, community leaders and government officials who, with grit, fury and compassion, are grappling with the consequences of violence and trying to reclaim their city’s future. Directed by Marilyn