Category Archives: Guest Posts

Penelope Spheeris’ Decline of Western Civilization Rises Again




Editor’s note: While these aren’t Independent Lens films of course, the Decline films are some of our very favorite music docs, make for perfect summertime viewing, and are finally all out together on DVD. Read on for critic Noel Murray’s exclusive take on … Continue reading




Posted in Guest Posts, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nine Movies about Family Secrets




By Noel Murray  When Lacey Schwartz applied to Georgetown at age 18, she left the “racial identity” box unchecked, but did submit a photograph, and not long after she was accepted at the university, she was invited to join the … Continue reading




Posted in Guest Posts, Independent Lens Season, Lists | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Indie Lens Goes South by Southwest




By Elisabeth Copper, Independent Lens social media manager Independent Lens is packing up and heading down to Austin for what’s going to be our busiest SxSW yet. I know, I know, I say that every year. But take a look … Continue reading




Posted in Festivals, Guest Posts | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Bill Siegel’s 12 Documentaries That Had Biggest Impact on Him




  Documentary filmmaker Bill Siegel, whose previous film (co-directed with Sam Green) The Weather Underground was nominated for an Oscar, returns to the world of American political activism and history with his latest film, The Trials of Muhammad Ali. The film … Continue reading




Posted in Guest Posts, Independent Lens Season, Lists | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Trials of Muhammad Ali: Q&A with Bill Siegel




Editor’s note: This interview with filmmaker Bill Siegel is brought to you in partnership with our friends at POV, and conducted by excellent, widely-respected independent journalist Tom Roston, who writes the Doc Soup blog. You can also visit the blog … Continue reading




Posted in Guest Posts, Independent Lens Season, Interview | Tagged , , | Leave a comment