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The Best of the Best Documentaries of 2013 Lists List

It was a good year for documentaries. Maybe we say that every year, but 2013 felt particularly strong. How can anyone keep track of all the excellent non-fiction films you need to see (and check off the ones you’ve already … 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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Blood Brother Filmmakers Chat About Personal Journey to India

If ever a project was a “labor of love,” it’d be Steve Hoover’s documentary Blood Brother, which is about the journey his friend Rocky Braat took, both literally and spiritually. The film explores Braat’s travels to India, where he ended up … Continue reading

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Blood Brother Filmmakers to Live-Tweet During Broadcast

When Blood Brother has its broadcast television premiere on Monday, January 20 at 10 p.m. [check local listings], the film’s director, Steve Hoover, and producer, Danny Yourd, will be logging in to Twitter to chat alongside the film the Hollywood … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Announces Winter/Spring 2014 Season

We’re excited to officially announce the Independent Lens Winter/Spring 2014 lineup, the second half of our current season, presenting a varied selection of independent docs from both first-time filmmakers and familiar names like Frederick Wiseman and Bill Siegel. Premieres range from Spies … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Wins IDA Award for Best Continuing Series

The International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards were announced today in a ceremony in Los Angeles, and we’re proud to say that Independent Lens was bestowed the honor of being named Best Continuing Series. In addition, Blood Brother, Steve Hoover’s film about … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Nominated for IDA Awards

We’re pleased to learn that the International Documentary Association, which is one of the most respected organizations devoted to promoting and assisting the documentary film community, has nominated Independent Lens for an IDA Documentary Award for Best Continuing Series. We’re … Continue reading

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Gotham Awards: Independent Lens Films Nominated for Best Doc and for Audience Award

Three Independent Lens films, Don’t Stop Believin': Everyman’s Journey, Blood Brother (which will air on PBS in January), and The New Black (airing next June), are all up for IFP Gotham Audience Awards, which “celebrates audience award winners from across the … Continue reading

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