Category Archives: Where Are They Now?

Update on the Twin Sisters from the California Mom

We have an exclusive update on the two twin girls featured in Twin Sisters (the film by Mona Friis Bertheussen premieres on PBS tonight, Monday, October 20, at 10 pm; check local listings), from someone who would know: the mother … Continue reading

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Bully: An Update on Alex

A common theme in the numerous comments we’ve received to-date on the film Bully, centers on one of the film’s most moving characters, Alex Libby, a sweet-natured Iowa teen who had been bullied for years. Since many viewers were worried about … Continue reading

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Let the Fire Burn: The MOVE Bombings 29 Years Later

It’s the week of the 29th anniversary of the MOVE bombings, and for those who were in the middle of it and are still with us, the memories of those tragic events still linger all these years later. As the haunting story … Continue reading

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Las Marthas: Where Are They Now

Laura and Rosario, the “stars” of the Independent Lens documentary Las Marthas, participated in a unique rite of passage, in an event they will no doubt never forget even as they leave it in the rear-view mirror. The film premieres tonight, … Continue reading

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Update on Rocky Braat

Those (many) of you who watched Steve Hoover’s documentary Blood Brother on Independent Lens are no doubt curious as to what the film’s central character (and what a character) Rocky Braat is up to these days. Well, we reached out … Continue reading

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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

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Playwright: Where Are They Now?

While they may come from different backgrounds and different parts of the country, both talented young playwrights featured in Robert Levi‘s film Playwright: From Page to Stage seem to be on the same path toward having a long and prolific career. … Continue reading

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Kind Hearted Woman Update (and Workshop)

As we kick off our celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we’ll be writing about two new Native American-themed films airing this month on Independent Lens (Indian Relay; Young Lakota), as well as looking at other Native American projects past and … Continue reading

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The Graduates: Where Are the Boys Now?

The second part of the film The Graduates (Los Graduados), by Bernardo Ruiz, premieres on PBS tonight (Monday, November 4) at 10 PM (check local listings). This hour focuses on Latino teens who have had to beat the odds — breaking free of … Continue reading

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The Graduates: Where Are the Girls Now?

After watching The Graduates (Los Graduados) [airing on PBS in two parts, tonight October 28 and November 4], you — like those of us here at Independent Lens — will no doubt be curious as to what the students featured in the film are up to … Continue reading

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