Category Archives: In the News

Tony Sullivan and Limited Partnership Producer React to Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality




Naturally, when news of the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality came down, a 5-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same sex marriage, our thoughts immediately turned to the makers and main character of Limited Partnership. We … Continue reading




Posted in In the News, Where Are They Now? | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Playwright: Rest in peace, Robin Williams, you tiger.




We are as saddened as everyone about the sudden death of actor and comedian extraordinaire Robin Williams. He was one of a kind, and will truly be missed. We were reminded of his participation in last season’s Playwright: From Page … Continue reading




Posted in In the News, Online Viewing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Independent Lens Statement on Somaly Mam




Due to the questions that have recently been raised regarding Somaly Mam, one of the women featured in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, PBS has stopped offering to public television stations episode one of Half the Sky, which included Ms. Mam. … Continue reading




Posted in In the News | Tagged | 2 Comments

The Invisible War: Updates




Kirby Dick’s film The Invisible War, which was nominated for both an Oscar and Indie Spirit Award for Best Feature Documentary, is being replayed this week on many PBS stations. If you haven’t yet seen it, we hope you’ll take the … Continue reading




Posted in In the News, Where Are They Now? | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Independent Lens Wins IDA Award for Best Continuing Series




The International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards were announced today in a ceremony in Los Angeles, and we’re proud to say that Independent Lens was bestowed the honor of being named Best Continuing Series. In addition, Blood Brother, Steve Hoover’s film about … Continue reading




Posted in Awards, In the News | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Independent Lens Nominated for IDA Awards




We’re pleased to learn that the International Documentary Association, which is one of the most respected organizations devoted to promoting and assisting the documentary film community, has nominated Independent Lens for an IDA Documentary Award for Best Continuing Series. We’re … Continue reading




Posted in Awards, In the News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Island President: Maldives Elections Update




Those who have seen the Independent Lens documentary The Island President, by Jon Shenk, about the deposed former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed and his work fighting climate change, will likely be distressed about the latest news. As reported by The New … Continue reading




Posted in In the News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley Featured in New York Times




“What I’m interested in is making movies about as many different subjects as I can, and as many different forms of human experience.” — Frederick Wiseman Independent Lens, which featured Frederick Wiseman’s The Last Letter several years ago, is proud … Continue reading




Posted in In the News | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Kill Team Picked Up for Distribution




We’re excited that the Independent Lens documentary The Kill Team has been picked up for distribution by widely respected Oscilloscope Labs, which means you’ll have the opportunity to check the film out both in theaters and on television; its Independent … Continue reading




Posted in In the News, In Theaters | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sen. Gillibrand Credits The Invisible War with Shaping New Bill




The Invisible War has received big love and recognition from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. The New York Senator, who serves as the chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, plans to reveal a newly drafted … Continue reading




Posted in Behind the FIlms, In the News | 16 Comments