ITVS in the News

Posted on December 27, 2011

A sampling of coverage from The New York Times, Realscreen.com, and more…

The New York Times: Dot Earth Blog: If a Tree Falls, Can it win an Oscar? ...an extraordinary documentary by the brilliant young filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman that explores the prosecution of members of the Earth Liberation Front for a series of costly arson fires. 

The New York Times: Year-End Lists: Top Ten Movies of 2011 David Weissman's documentary We Were Here was among the top films (fiction & documentary) selected by Stephen Holden. 

Womens eNews: Daughters of Imprisoned Moms Regroup for a Sequel Troop 1500, rebroadcasting tonight on PBS's Independent Lens, is about Girl Scouts who trek together to visit mothers behind bars. Director Ellen Spiro talks here about the reunion sequel she is making with the daughters, five years later. 

Realscreen.com: PBS unveils 2012 Black History Month line-up U.S. public broadcaster PBS has unveiled the programming for Black History Month in February, including a number of specials and feature docs looking at a variety of historical events from the post-Emancipation era to the rise of the Black Power movement. 

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