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Help Us Create a Monday Music Playlist

Who’s got a case of the Mondays? We do! As you may know, we have a new home on the television schedule starting in October — Monday nights at 10 PM. Yay for Monday! So right after you watch Antiques Roadshow and Market Warriors, you’ll be primed to discover great stories and amazing people on … READ MORE

Celebrating Monday Nights, with a 60-Man Welsh Chorus Covering New Order

We wish it were for us, but we love it anyway and want to share, because we are so excited to be on Monday nights this Fall! Herewith, the 60-piece Brythoniad Male Voice Choir covering New Order’s classic pop hit “Blue Monday.” Commissioned by organizers of the UK’s newest epic music festival, Festival Number 6, … READ MORE

Team Wyman-Haworth Talk About the Adventure of Making Strong!

We love when a filmmaker and her subject drop in at our offices, especially when they are as funny and charming as these two! Julie Wyman, whose film Strong! premieres on Independent Lens tomorrow, July 26, at 10 PM (check your local listings) and the film’s subject, Olympic weightlifting medalist Cheryl Haworth, visited our San … READ MORE

Big, Beautiful, Graceful, and Strong! The Body Eclectic

Next week’s premiere of Strong! brings you a film about more than an elite athlete at the height of her competitive career. In this online exclusive video, filmmaker Julie Wyman, cinematographer Anne Etheridge, and protagonist Cheryl Haworth take us behind the scenes for a peek at the making of the film, and the motivations behind … READ MORE

The History of the Quest for the Elusive God Particle

Back in 2008, we premiered the film The Atom Smashers, about Fermilab and the search for the Higgs-boson particle, which physicists Wednesday confirmed probably does exist. In light of the news, we’re making the film available in its entirety online (for a limited time) for people curious about the political, scientific, and philosophical history of … READ MORE

PSA Posters from the Early AIDS Years

This week’s film is David Weissman’s We Were Here, which deals with the impact of HIV/AIDS in San Francisco from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. It will air on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 10 PM (check local listings). We dug around and found some old posters created by public health agencies to … READ MORE

Book Club Featuring Eliminated Mexican American Studies Texts Draws Fire in Tucson

Tonight is premiere night for Precious Knowledge, a film about the last years of the successful but controversial Mexican American Studies program in Tucson, Arizona’s public schools. (Check your local listings here for when it airs on your local PBS station). Coincidentally, the controversy developed a new wrinkle this week when the local library hosted … READ MORE

Video Extras and Updates About the Ponces of Circo

If you’ve seen Circo, you might be wondering whatever happened to Tino and his wife, Ivonne after she left, and of course the children, the extended family, and the circus itself. We certainly wanted to know what had happened to them. Fortunately, director Aaron Schock provided us with a couple of extra video shorts to … READ MORE

8 Small Circuses that Rival the Biggest Big Tops

The circus has existed in some form since before the birth of Caesar. This week, Independent Lens will focus on a modern day Big Top — Circo (airing May 3 – check local listings) follows a small family circus in Mexico’s struggling economy. The Ponces train their children as contortionists, death-defying motorcyclists, and lion handlers, but the vagabonding … READ MORE

Deep Inside Mexico, Filmmaker Finds Remnants of a Rich but Endangered Culture

Aaron Schock wanted to make a documentary about Mexico that wasn’t about immigration, for a change. While scouting for subjects in the rural communities off the beaten path, he happened upon a traveling circus, and the rest is, well, Circo. The intimate, pastoral, and lyrical film tells the story of a circus family desperately trying … READ MORE