We always have something new in the works. Here's what you need to know.
July 12, 2013
The News and Documentary Emmy nominations are in and several Independent Lens docs and ITVS-funded films have been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Danfung Dennis' Hell and Back Again — which had previously been nominated for an Oscar — was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy. The film intimately traces a Marine's rough…
April 1, 2011
The documentary Circo has its theatrical release on Friday at the IFC Center in New York City. Set within a century-old travelling circus, Circo is an intimate portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together as they travel and perform along the back-roads of Mexico. Filmmaker Aaron Schock will be on hand at the NYC screening and discussing the film…
July 15, 2010
Most documentaries about Mexico tend to focus on its embattled northern border--tales of drug wars and desperate migrants. In Circo, we're led into the belly of rural Mexico, town by town. New York director Aaron Schock offered LAFF audiences his ravishing portrait of a century-old Mexican circus dynasty as they struggle to survive their country's…