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Best Docs Streaming on Netflix List via Uproxx

Thanks to Ryan Perry on Uproxx for compiling this list of the 25 Best Documentaries available to stream on Netflix, especially since [horn tooting sound] 11 of them are Independent Lens films and/or ITVS-funded films. Here are the Independent Lens films on their list, with links to our site (if you don’t see these films … 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

Evoking a Time When San Francisco Was a War Zone

Next week we resume our schedule with the broadcast premiere of We Were Here, a documentary that was short-listed for the Best Doc Oscar and directed by David Weissman, whose earlier films include The Cockettes. We’ll be sharing some of our conversations with him leading up to the broadcast on June 14 at 10 PM … READ MORE

Two Independent Lens Docs Nominated for Independent Spirit Awards

More awards season news for the Independent Lens family. The Film Independent Spirit Awards are also this weekend, and Independent Lens has two nominated films: Hell and Back Again is nominated in the Truer than Fiction category, and We Were Here is nominated for Best Documentary. Hell and Back Again, directed by Danfung Dennis and … READ MORE

The 2012 Winter/Spring Season is Here!

Hosted by Mary-Louise Parker, the Independent Lens Winter/Spring lineup includes the award-winning films We Were Here, Hell and Back Again, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, and more! “Our upcoming winter/spring season features a robust slate of some of the most engaging and award-winning documentaries ever on Independent Lens,” said Senior Series Producer Lois Vossen. “It’s … READ MORE