Category Archives: Interview

Limited Partnership Filmmakers Commit Years to Telling Marriage Equality Story




Tom Miller committed a long period of his life — 14 years — to his film Limited Partnership, and it became a true labor of love, appropriate for what is at its very heart a love story. The film traces … Continue reading




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Bringing the Same-Sex Marriage Debate Full Circle




Tony Sullivan is no stranger to practicing the art of patience. He navigated through decades of legal fights with the U.S. government over both his own legal status as an immigrant from Australia and the legality of his marriage to … Continue reading




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Johanna Hamilton Goes Back to 1971 to Find Burglars Who Revealed Illegal FBI Spying

1971: A year before the Watergate scandal sent shockwaves through the United States, with no end in sight to the Vietnam War, and anti-war protests intensifying. In that same year a group of ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania. What … Continue reading

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Filmmaker “Flies” with Elizabeth Streb, Extreme Action Architect

As the subject of her new film Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity, New York-based filmmaker Catherine Gund found one of the more dynamic artistic minds in a city not lacking for great art (Streb is a recipient of … Continue reading

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Action Heroes of Dance: They Were Born to Fly




In the film Born to Fly, which premieres on Independent Lens on PBS this coming Monday May 11 at 10 pm [check local listings], we meet not only the one-of-a-kind “extreme action architect,” choreographer Elizabeth Streb, but also several members … Continue reading




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Telling the Story of Kumu Hina




Kumu Hina, which won the Frameline Jury Award for Achievement in Documentary, was called “a subtle but inspiring tale” by Alice Lytton in IndieWire. “This is a film which could, if given the chance, push people both within and without the LGBT … Continue reading




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After the Storm: Interactive Documentary Launches on Anniversary of Alabama Tornado Disaster




On April 27, 2011, a powerful storm system unleashed a deadly series of tornadoes across central Alabama that devastated several cities. The largest tornado, which was categorized an F4, ripped through the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, area with winds up to 260 miles per hour, traveling … Continue reading




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Margaret Brown Returns to the Gulf for The Great Invisible




A native of Mobile, Alabama, filmmaker Margaret Brown received the 2010 Peabody Award for her second documentary feature, The Order of Myths (Independent Lens, 2009), which was about Mobile’s Mardi Gras tradition. She returned to her native Gulf Coast to make The Great … Continue reading




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Going into The Homestretch: Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare Find Hope in Chicago




Filmmakers Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly’s previous collaboration, Asparagus! Stalking the American Life, about Oceana County, Michigan where Kelly is from, was called “a charmer” by the Kansas City Star. For their new film, the pair went into more urban … Continue reading




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Little Hope Was Arson: A Letter from a Texas Jail




Spoiler Alert: If you’d rather wait to learn more about the procedural around the arson cases explored in Little Hope Was Arson, we recommend saving this piece for right after you watch the film, which premieres tonight, Monday, April 6 on Independent Lens at 10pm (check local listings). … Continue reading




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