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Balancing Along the Thin Blue Line, Filmmaker Captures Police Force at an Explosive Time

A follow-up to his acclaimed, Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award-winning film The Waiting Room (Independent Lens, 2013), Pete Nicks’ The Force is part of a trilogy of films he’s making which are ostensibly about Oakland, where he’s based, but in a much larger sense are also about wholly American institutions — a hospital emergency room (and … READ MORE

The Waiting Room: Online Screening and Chat

In his new Independent Lens documentary The Waiting Room (premiering on PBS Monday night 10/21 at 10 PM), Peter Nicks presents a more intimate portrait of a debate so entrenched in Washington and around the nation that Congress just narrowly missed a self-inflicted shutdown over it. In true vérité format, The Waiting Room offers a non-partisan … READ MORE

The Waiting Room Makes Washington Post 2012 Top-10 Film List!

Independent Lens films continue to pile up incredible accolades and awards this month.  The latest: The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday just came out with her list of the top 10 films of  2012, and The Waiting Room ranked No. 3 – above even Argo and Anna Karenina! We are so proud of filmmaker Peter Nicks … READ MORE