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Cinema Verite: The Movement of Truth

This piece is part of an ongoing Independent Lens series exploring documentary film history. Check out the previous entry, Silent Real-Life Adventure Films, and stay tuned for more installments. The birth of documentary filmmaking is the birth of cinema. The very first films were documents of people, places, and events, whether scientific studies or the moving … READ MORE

Five Seriously Scary Documentaries for Halloween

It’s often said that truth is stranger than fiction, and while that may be accurate in some cases, it’s also true that truth can be a lot scarier than fiction. As creepy as Halloween, The Exorcist, or Psycho may be, the viewer can always take a bit of solace from the fact that, well, it’s all … READ MORE

At Berkeley Shares National Society of Film Critics Best Non-Fic Honor

At Berkeley, which will be broadcast on Independent Lens on January 13, was just named co-recipient of Best Non-Fiction Film of 2013 by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC), sharing the honor with The Act of Killing. The full vote breakdown for all the NSFC categories is listed here. “We are extremely pleased to have supported … READ MORE

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 of Mississippi, a look back at a shocking, little-known chapter of civil rights history, to … READ MORE

Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley Featured in New York Times

“What I’m interested in is making movies about as many different subjects as I can, and as many different forms of human experience.” — Frederick Wiseman Independent Lens, which featured Frederick Wiseman’s The Last Letter several years ago, is proud to have the master of cinéma vérité back for this coming season with his magnum … READ MORE