Category Archives: Where to Watch

For Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Revisiting You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here…

A little over a year ago, filmmaker Scott Kirschenbaum, whose deeply moving film You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t aired on Independent Lens, wrote a piece for Huffington Post on the unforgettable experience of shooting … Continue reading

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali, in Theaters

The ITVS-funded The Trials of Muhammad Ali will have its television premiere on Independent Lens in the coming Spring, but we’re very pleased to see it receiving a much-deserved theatrical rollout across these United States. Bill Siegel’s film covers the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Black History Month With Us!

It’s February, and have we got some great ways to celebrate Black History Month! Enjoy these fascinating films and exciting educational resources all month long. Watch Spotlight on Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young, Jr. on PBS. See more from Independent … Continue reading

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Community Cinema Turns 7 With an Intense Line-Up

Drum roll, please … Independent Lens is excited to announce the 7th season of Community Cinema, our program offering free screenings in communities nationwide. Join us this season as we kick-off the series with Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women … Continue reading

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Announcing a Brand New Season of Piping Hot Indie Docs on Independent Lens

UPDATE: We’ve had a schedule change. As Goes Janesville will now premiere as a special presentation on October 8, and Solar Mamas will now premiere on November 5. Geez, the finale of our 2011-2012 season, Strong! was just last month, … Continue reading

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Watch a Film, Be the Change!

Hey guess what? If you like watching our amazing films on TV, you can also see them on the big screen for free thanks to our Community Cinema program. Independent Lens documentaries are released ahead of broadcast to more than … Continue reading

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Join Our Live Social Screening of Hell and Back Again with Sgt. Harris and Danfung Dennis

Using our fancy new tool for hosting interactive film screenings, we’ll be offering you the chance to watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary Hell and Back Again on Tuesday, May 29 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT — following its Monday … Continue reading

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This Just In: Next Season, We’re Moving to Monday Nights on PBS!

by Lois Vossen, Independent Lens Senior Series Producer & Vice President, ITVS We are pleased to report that PBS, ITVS, and POV have emerged from months of conversation to confirm a new Monday nights at 10 PM broadcast slot for … Continue reading

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Diversity in TV: Lives Worth Living Screening, Panel at the Home of Emmys

Earlier this season we aired the documentary Lives Worth Living about one of the most significant and least recognized civil rights movements in American history: the struggle for access and equality for the disabled. Tomorrow that film will be screened … Continue reading

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The Making of Being Elmo, with Director Constance Marks

Being Elmo director Constance Marks began her filmmaking career over 30 years ago as an assistant editor for the renowned cinema verite pioneers David and Albert Maysles. For Being Elmo, she partnered with her cameraman husband James Miller and childhood … Continue reading

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