Ferrera Waxes Enthusiastic about New IL Season

Posted on September 15, 2010

America Ferrera, the host of the upcoming season of Independent Lens did us proud in Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch column today. In it she hinted that she might like to get involved in a documentary project in the near future, and also revealed which two films coming up in this Independent Lens season are her personal favorites (we’re not telling, go see for yourself!). Here’s an excerpt from the interview to whet your appetite, then click through for the whole article: 

Ferrera: I have been a part of many independent projects, and I feel kinship with independent filmmakers, and I love documentaries. I feel that this is a really wonderful thing, that PBS is making documentaries that most people would probably never have a chance to see in a regular theater — in a lot of towns in the country there aren’t independent theaters. 

I think it’s really awesome that someone can turn on their television and watch a documentary that they probably would never have had access to otherwise, and they’re all really wonderful, unique, interesting, quirky, and some really powerful stories that just help give a bigger perspective of all the different stories in our world. I was honored to be asked to join the really great people that they’ve had hosting in the past, like Susan Sarandon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Terrence Howard.

Read the whole thing at Entertainment Weekly


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