Welcome to the Independent Lens blog! We’ve launched this as a destination for up-to-the minute news about the films on our Emmy Award-winning series, and to keep you in the loop with filmmaker interviews, live chats, updates on the people featured in our films, and more.


We hope you will find this blog a handy tool for gaining even greater insight into the stories we bring you every week. We’ll also dig into our archives and bring you “Where are they now?” posts on some of your favorite shows from past seasons. Look for new perspectives on breaking news stories from the people in our films who are often on the front lines of the most urgent issues for our society today.

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Let’s get this season started! First up, on Tuesday, Oct. 19, it’s The Parking Lot Movie.