Press Releases

  1. Chasing Trane Opens New Season of Independent Lens, Monday, November 6, 2017 on PBS

    July 11, 2017

     (San Francisco, CA) — Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. Written and directed by John Scheinfeld, Chasing Trane is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day.

  2. Best Documentary Academy Award Nominee I Am Not Your Negro Premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, January 15, 2018 on PBS

    July 11, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — One of the most acclaimed films of the year, a box office hit and a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Documentary, Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 15, 2018, 10:00-11:30 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS.

  3. Peabody Board of Jurors Names ITVS Institutional Award Winner

    May 2, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA, May 3, 2017) — The prestigious Peabody Awards, now in its 76th year of recognizing the best in television and digital journalistic storytelling, has announced ITVS as this year's recipient of the Peabody Institutional Award

  4. Real Boy Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, June 19, 2017 on PBS

    April 20, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity.

  5. They Call Us Monsters Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 22, 2017 on PBS

    March 30, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) — They Call Us Monsters goes behind the walls of the Compound, a high-security facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters.