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10 Fun, Feel-Good Documentaries for the New Year

Yes, Virginia, documentaries can be uplifting — even downright fun! Here’s a list of 10 feel-good documentaries to get the new year off to a bright start. Some are major award winners. Others aren’t necessarily the highest form of the art. But they all should put a smile in your face. And we think that’s … READ MORE

A Huge Year for Independent Lens Films

It’s been a banner year for Independent Lens. Our films have scored some of the most highly coveted film awards, honors, and accolades in 2012 – including five of the 15 features on the Academy Awards documentary short list. “It’s a pinnacle so far for us, and we’re so proud of everyone involved,” says Lois … READ MORE

After Love Free or Die, Our Top Ten List of Religious Documentaries

As the first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson is no stranger to controversy. He wore a bullet-proof vest to his consecration in 2003. Robinson stars in Love Free or Die (broadcast Oct. 29 on Independent Lens), a documentary that follows his journey as he calls for equality from New Hampshire to London. Religious documentaries such … READ MORE

LGBT Pride Month: 10 Films From the AIDS Crisis

June is LGBT Pride Month, and once again, we’re giving in to the temptation to make a list! This year our LGBT feature film is We Were Here, a film about the AIDS years in San Francisco, when a community was decimated by a mysterious and deadly disease about which little was known. For those of … READ MORE

(A Highly Subjective) Top 10 LGBT Documentaries for Pride Month

It’s LGBT Pride Month, and with celebrations cropping up across the country, we thought we’d have a look at documentaries dealing with LGBT issues are. Here’s my personal Top 10 … feel free to suggest your own favorites in the comments section. 10. Two Spirits The story of the murder of Fred Martinez, this documentary … READ MORE