Recent Talkback About Independent Lens This Month

Posted on October 28, 2009

Always thought-provoking, sometimes controversial, Independent Lens brings you documentaries, dramas, shorts and Web-exclusive projects made by independent thinkers. Check out some of the recent Talkback from viewers about films airing this month. 

"What an inspiring film! If the Vogels are 'greedy,' it is yet a selfless compulsion--the best kind--that recognizes beauty and the persons that grow with the art. And thanks to the filmmaker who persevered to tell this intimate, quirky story."
Posted by: Cynthia Pon on October 15, 2009 

"Congratulations to all: Herb and Dorothy for your beautiful collections and sharing your love of each other and your wonderful collections. PBS you did your viewers a great service by bringing us this magnificent presentation... It touched my heart as I am sure it did others. Thank you very much."
Posted by: Nancy on October 14, 2009 

"What an informative film, captivating. Thank you to the Vogels for sharing their story with all of us and especially for supporting artists for so many years. And thank you for the gift to the National Gallery of Art."
Posted by: Patricia Macklin on October 14, 2009 

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"My great grandfather lived in Cleveland, OH but he moved out to Anaconda in 1897-1900 to work in the copper mines. While I wish this film had more information about the years before 1900 I did enjoy learning so much about Butte and the mining, the sights, smells, sounds, dangers, fears and people… I'm so pleased I had the opportunity to view this film!"
Posted by: MT Roots on October 23, 2009 

"I've always been proud to be from Butte, America. Thanks PBS for doing a story on such an important part of our American West history. My Dad worked in the Mountain Con Mine. He was in charge of setting the dynamite blasts. He would have loved watching this..."
Posted by: Lois Paige Simenson on October 23, 2009 

"BUTTE, AMERICA was a gut wrenching story. I had no idea such conflicts and devastation had occurred in that town. Thank you for the education."
Posted by: Bob McAvoy on October 21, 2009 

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"JOURNALS OF A WILY SCHOOL is one of the best films I have seen recently. Having grown up in India I could relate to the crowds, the tiny kitchen under the stairs, the police brutality, the loss of self to the bullying people in power and the disparity between the haves and have nots."
Posted by: Tenzing Thinley on October 28, 2009 

"I saw your wonderful documentary on our local PBS last night. Quite amazing job you did––reminds us of Slumdog Millionaire although I know there is no comparison to it. Good job and thank you for bringing its light to us in the States."
Posted by: Sao on October 28, 2009 

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