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  1. Macky Alston on Bishop Gene Robinson, LGBT Rights, and Making His Film, Love Free or Die

    October 29, 2012

    Macky Alston (Hard Road Home) returns to Independent Lens this season with his new film Love Free or Die. Independent Lens sat down to discuss the genesis of his latest work, and the very personal angle from which he chose and profiled his subject. Love Free or Die premieres tonight on Independent Lens at 10 PM (check local listings).What impact do you hope

  2. Announcing the Seventh Season of Community Cinema

    August 22, 2012

    Drum roll, please.... ITVS is excited to announce the seventh season of Community Cinema, which offers free screenings for communities nationwide! Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide kick starts the seventh season of Community CinemaJoin Community Cinema this season as they kick-off the screening series with Half

  3. Independent Lens Announces Fall 2012 Season

    August 14, 2012

    The Independent Lens fall lineup includes a special presentation of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Love Free or Die, As Goes Janesville, and Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream. The 11th season of Independent Lens kicks off with Macky Alston's documentary Love Free or Die.With a new home on Monday

  4. Frameline’s LGBT Festival Presents: Love Free or Die

    June 15, 2012

    Macky Alston’s documentary on the first openly gay bishop Gene Robinson will screen Sunday, June 17 at 4:30pm PT at the Castro Theatre as part of the Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival. BTB caught up with Alston this past January at the Sundance Film Festival — where his documentary played before mass at St. Luke’s Church in Park City. See our wrap

  5. IL Series Producer Recaps Sundance 2012

    February 6, 2012

    Sundance 2012 was a record-breaking year year for ITVS and Independent Lens. Six ITVS funded films screened in the documentary competitions and all six were honored with Sundance awards. (ITVS had had seven films playing at Sundance in 2004; six films in 2002; and eight films in 1997 for those interested in banner years). Adding to that powerful showing,