Press Releases

  1. 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

  2. Charm City Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 22, 2019 on PBS and

    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

  3. Rodents of Unusual Size Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 14, 2019 on PBS

    January 3, 2019

    Online Streaming Begins January 15"A bizarre and fascinating documentary that'll make your jaw drop."—San Jose Mercury NewsThe residents of Louisiana south of New Orleans have faced many an environmental threat, from oil spills to devastating hurricanes. But a growing menace now lurks in the bayous and backwaters: hordes of monstrous 20-pound swamp

  4. My Country No More Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 7 on PBS

    November 28, 2018

    Online Streaming Begins January 8(San Francisco, CA) — Between 2011 and 2016, oil drilling in rural North Dakota reached its peak, setting off a modern-day gold rush in Trenton, North Dakota, population less than 1000. With billions of dollars to be gained in an industry-friendly state with a “reasonable regulation” climate, small towns like Trenton

  5. Independent Lens Nominated for IDA Documentary Award for the Prestigious Best Curated Series and Three ITVS-funded Films Receive Honors from the International Documentary Association

    October 26, 2018

    (San Francisco, CA) Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — For the eighth consecutive year, the ITVS series Independent Lens has been nominated for the IDA Documentary Award for Best Curated Series from the International Documentary Association, it was announced today. The series has won four times in the last five years. The 34th Annual IDA Documentary Awards