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February 27, 2012
Independent Lens Series Producer Lois Vossen attended Sunday night’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. She was there to support two nominated films for Best Documentary feature: Independent Lens' Hell and Back Again and the ITVS-funded If a Tree Falls (which aired on POV). The documentary Undefeated wound up taking the prize. Still, Lois had a blast and as…
December 29, 2011
The Librarian of Congress, with input from the public and advice from the National Film Preservation Board, selects 25 films each year to add to the Registry. These Amazing Shadows goes behind the scenes to show the discussions, the debates, and the drama that surround this selection process. Watch These Amazing Shadows, by filmmakers Paul…
December 28, 2011
Independent Lens Founding Series Producer Lois Vossen sets up filmmakers Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton's documentary, These Amazing Shadows, which premieres on Thursday, December 29, on PBS. The documentary weaves clips from America's most-beloved films with moving personal tales of how specific films have reflected our culture and changed lives.
November 24, 2011
Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian by Neil Diamond — which premiered on Independent Lens last season — is an exciting, insightful and entertaining documentary about the evolution of the image of North American Native people (“The Indians”) in famous Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today. The film earned a George Foster Peabody Award…
March 23, 2011
A free screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Waste Land starts tonight at 7:30 PM at the UltraLuxe Theater in Orange County. Filmmaker Lucy Walker’s acclaimed documentary about the artist Vik Muniz and his collection of portraits from garbage will air April 19 on Independent Lens. Community Cinema goers in the Orange County area will have…