Press Releases

  1. My Nazi LegacyPremieres on Independent LensMonday, May 2, 2016, on PBS

    February 17, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) – A powerful and unsettling account of the toll of inherited guilt, My Nazi Legacy explores the relationship between two men, each of whom are the sons of high-ranking Nazi officials, and the eminent human rights lawyer Philippe Sands, whose family perished at the hands of the Nazis. As the three men travel together on an emotional

  2. An Honest Liar Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, March 28, 2016, on PBS

    January 25, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) — For the last half-century, James “The Amazing” Randi has entertained millions of people around the world with his remarkable feats of magic, escape, and trickery. But when he saw faith healers, fortunetellers, and psychics using his beloved magician’s tricks to steal money from innocent people and destroy lives, he dedicated his

  3. ITVS Hosts 25th Anniversary Lunch with Filmmaking Alum at Sundance Film Festival

    January 25, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO – ITVS, leading supporter of independent filmmakers, will celebrate its 25th anniversary at a luncheon during this year’s Sundance Festival. ITVS has spent the last 25 years focused on the importance of diversity in filmmaking; and has committed the organization’s next phase to being a change agent. ITVS-funded filmmaking alums have gone

  4. Peace Officer Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 9, 2016, on PBS

    January 21, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) – Winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards for Best Documentary at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, Peace Officer is the story of William “Dub” Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained one of Utah’s first SWAT teams — only to watch in horror as that same unit killed his son-in-law in a controversial standoff years later.

  5. The Armor of Light Premieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, May 10, 2016, on PBS

    January 21, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) — The Armor of Light follows the journey of Evangelical minister Rob Schenck, who is trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The film tracks Reverend Schenck, a well-known anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, as he breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether