Independent Lens Unveils Winter/Spring Lineup of First-Rate Films

Posted on January 4, 2011

Independent Lens is back with an all-star winter/spring 2011 lineup. Hosted by America Fererra, the winter/spring season kicks off on Tuesday, January 4, 2010 with Dylan Williams’s Men who Swim, a humorous and poignant look at a group of middle-aged men who have found unlikely success as members of Sweden's all-male synchronized swimming team. This season’s lineup will present programs on black history, the arts, street children of Haiti, powerful women changing the world, and much more. Here’s a preview of what you can expect to find this spring on Independent Lens.


Men who Swim (January 4) By filmmaker Dylan Williams

Children of Haiti (January 11) By filmmaker Alexandria Hammond 

When I Rise (February 8 ) By filmmaker Mat Hames 

Me Facing Life (March 1) By filmmaker Daniel Birman 

Pushing the Elephant (March 29) By filmmakers Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel 

Desert of Forbidden Art (April 5) By filmmakers Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev 

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (April 12) By filmmaker Tamra Davis 

Waste Land (April 19) By filmmaker Lucy Walker 

Marwencol (April 26) By filmmaker Jeff Malmberg 

A Film Unfinished (May 3) By filmmaker Yael Hersonski 

Bhutto (May 10) By filmmaker Duane Baughman 

Beetlequeen Conquers Tokyo (May 17) By filmmaker Jessica Oreck 

Welcome to Shelbyville (May 24) By filmmaker Kim A. Snyder 

Two Spirits (June 14) By filmmaker Lydia Nibley


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