Press Releases

  1. Containment Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 9, 2017 on PBS

    November 3, 2016

    Filmed in weapons plants, in Fukushima, and in a deep underground burial site, Containment is part graphic novel and part observational essay, weaving between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled distant future, exploring the struggle to keep waste confined over millennia.

  2. Best and Most Beautiful Things Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 2, 2017 on PBS

    November 2, 2016

    In rural Maine, a quirky, charming, and determined young woman named Michelle Smith lives with her mother Julie. Legally blind and on the autism spectrum, Michelle has big dreams and proudly wears the badge of outcast. Searching for connection, Michelle explores love and empowerment outside the limits of “normal,” including a provocative sexual awakening.

  3. Meet the Patels Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, December 26, 2016 on PBS

    October 11, 2016

    Meet the Patels Premieres on Independent LensMonday, December 26, 2016 on PBSOnline Streaming Begins December 27True-Life Romantic Comedy about an Indian American’s Search for Love with the Help of His Enormous Extended Family(San Francisco, CA) — Meet the Patels is a charming, real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an Indian American


    September 24, 2016

    ORLANDO, Fla. – ITVS, regarded for producing independent films that tackle complex social issues and enhance dialogue, is leading two screening events for NEWTOWN at this year’s Global Peace Film Festival. Tapping the power of independent film to bring together communities like those affected by gun violence in Newtown, CT, and Orlando, ITVS will

  5. Independent Lens Wins News Emmy for The Homestretch

    September 23, 2016

    Independent Lens Wins News and Documentary Emmy® Award for The Homestretch(San Francisco, CA) September 22, 2016—Independent Lens is pleased to announce that the series has been honored with a News and Documentary Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The Homestretch, directed by Anne de Mare and Kirsten