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  1. "Hell and Back Again" Filmmaker Danfung Dennis Reacts to Oscar Nomination

    January 24, 2012

    Danfung Dennis woke up this morning in Park City as an Academy Award nominated filmmaker for his documentary Hell and Back Again. The film weaves together two overlapping narratives of a Marine at war on the front and in recovery at home. BTB caught up with the filmmaker earlier today on Main St at the Sundance Film Festival.Hell and Back Again will air on May

  2. Oscar Nominees for Best Doc Include: Hell and Back Again & If a Tree Falls

    January 24, 2012

    Early Tuesday morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year's Oscar nominees. Among the films selected for best documentary were two ITVS programs: Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis (coming to Independent Lens on May 24) and If a Tree Falls by filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman (broadcast last September on POV).

  3. The Oscar Speculation Continues with If a Tree Falls

    December 16, 2011

    The New York Times Dot Earth blog recently featured Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman's ITVS-funded documentary If a Tree Falls. The film takes an in-depth look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI called the “number one domestic terrorism threat” in America. Watch the trailer for If a Tree Falls after the jump. The

  4. Oscar-Nominated Waste Land Heads to Independent Lens

    February 28, 2011

    Director Lucy Walker attended Sunday night’s academy awards as one of five films nominated for Best Documentary Feature Lucy Walker and the Waste Land crew were on hand for last night’s 83rd Annual Academy Award ceremony in Los Angeles. The award for Best Documentary Feature was eventually dealt out to Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs for Inside Job. As we

  5. Oscar Nominee Lucy Walker Chats Live with ITVS

    February 9, 2011

    WASTE LAND DIRECTOR DISCUSSES FILM AND OSCAR NOMINATION Live Chat with Lucy Walker Filmmaker Lucy Walker will be joining us for a live chat on Wednesday, February 9 at 1 PM (Pacific) to talk about her film Waste Land. The documentary, which airs April 19 on Independent Lens has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film follows