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Nine Movies about the Power of Cinema

In Ilinca Calugareanu’s documentary Chuck Norris vs. Communism [premiering Monday, Jan. 4 on PBS; check local listings], a handful of Romanians who endured the Cold War reminisce about congregating surreptitiously in cramped apartments to watch American action films on illegal VCRs. Some parts of the experience they recall fondly: like the camaraderie of movie nights, … READ MORE

A Love Letter to Celluloid Penned by Two Doc Makers

Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton are co-founders of Gravitas Docufilms in California, and the producers of These Amazing Shadows, which made its debut on Independent Lens on Dec. 29, 2011 (check local listings). Their film is a departure for both men, who have worked together on mitigation videos in death penalty cases, and usually work … READ MORE

Take the Community Cinema Audience Survey!

Our Community Cinema program brings Independent Lens films right to your town so you can watch for free and discuss the issues raised with your neighbors and local leaders. Did you have a favorite film from this season’s lineup? Did you attend a Community Cinema screening and learn something new? Have any suggestions on how … READ MORE