Picture 9.pngOK, we could barely hold it in, but now we can let you know … the award-winning actor Mary-Louise Parker is set to be the host of the 10th season of Independent Lens, which premieres on October 13, 2011!

Parker, currently starring in the acclaimed Showtime series Weeds, has a long and illustrious career playing quirky, challenging, inscrutable characters on stage, the big screen, and television. She has a Tony, two Golden Globes, an Emmy, an Obie, and a dozen more awards for her craft.

And please welcome our immensely capable navigator for 2011-2012!

For more about Parker, check out her biography here.
We think she’s an ideal guide through our quirky, challenging, sometimes inscrutable, and always horizon-expanding collection of 30 independent documentaries this season.