Category Archives: Online Viewing

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

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Around the World in Many Ways with Global Voices

By Misa Oyama, ITVS Staff Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood has provoked a lot of interest in its intriguing premise and the background of its production: follow the growth of a character over twelve years, not with different actors, but with the … Continue reading

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Archival Treasures

We all know the internet is a treasure trove of information (some of it even accurate!), resources, and media. But increasingly it’s become an even more amazing educational tool which brings history alive. In the age long before reality TV, … Continue reading

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Summertime Throwback Thursdays

Thursdays are already a pretty cool day, given their proximity to Friday and the weekend. They’re even cooler with “Throwback Thursdays,” because who doesn’t love going retro? For Throwback Thursdays this summer, we dig into the Independent Lens archives each week … Continue reading

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PBS Online Film Festival (Including Independent Lens Shorts)

WATCH. VOTE. SHARE. For the third year running, the PBS Online Film Festival is happening as we speak. Two excellent short films are representing Independent Lens as part of the line-up: Tryouts, by Susana Casares [official site], and Border Bedazzlers, by Grace Jackson [official Facebook … Continue reading

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A Musical Journey Through Muscle Shoals

The word “magic” is mentioned a lot in Muscle Shoals, a mesmerizing documentary that tries to explain, or at least place in context, the extraordinary success of FAME (founded by producer Rick Hall in the late 1950s) and Muscle Shoals … Continue reading

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Trials of Muhammad Ali Simulcast: Online Screening and Live Chat

The Trials of Muhammad Ali Exclusive Screening & Live Chat with Director Bill Siegel Monday April 14, 10pm ET/7 PT Independent Lens, Kartemquin Films, and Eight Arizona are trying something new. For the first time ever, we’re hosting an online … Continue reading

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PBS Indies Shorts Launches With Independent Lens & POV Films

PBS Indies Shorts, a new collection of short films, working in partnership with its independent strand producers POV and us here at Independent Lens/Independent Television Service (ITVS), launched today. Over the coming months, the new site will showcase 26 original … Continue reading

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#SHEDOCS: Online Film Festival Marches into March

March marches in with the second annual #SheDocs, an online film festival showcasing 12 documentaries highlighting extraordinary women and their accomplishments in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. The fest is presented by ITVS’s Women and Girls Lead … Continue reading

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Spies of Mississippi Online Screening and Chat

Today (Tuesday, February 11) at 6 pm PST on the OVEE site, we’re happy to present an encore screening of the film Spies of Mississippi online, featuring live comments from director Dawn Porter.

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