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April 27, 2011

Viewer Tracy Chiles McGhee is One Inspired Woman

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During Women's History Month, we aired a number of documentaries featuring incredibly smart, brave, and talented women including Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai (Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari…...

April 25, 2011

And the Artists Month Viewer Contest Winners Are ….

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Honestly, we are humbled and amazed by all of the artists who submitted their work to us for our Are You a Visionary? art contest in honor of our Artists…...

Director Jeff Malmberg and Mark Hogancamp with their Marwencol alter egos. (Photo by Chris Shellen)
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April 25, 2011

Marwencol Director Reflects on a Man, His Dolls, and the Touch of Genius

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Jeff Malmberg, director of Marwencol, took on much more than just a film project when he decided to shoot a documentary about Mark Hogancamp. Intrigued by a magazine article about…...

April 19, 2011

Vote for Your Favorite Independent Lens Viewer Artist!

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OK, so we asked you to enter our "Are You a Visionary?" art contest, and boy, did you ever wow us with your talent. We never want Artists Month to…...

April 18, 2011

We’re Livestreaming Garbage Dreams Thursday for Earth Day!

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In celebration of Earth Day, we're hosting an exclusive live online screening of the highly acclaimed documentary, Garbage Dreams by Mai Iskander on Thursday, April 21, 9PM EDT 6PM PDT…...

April 12, 2011

Are You a Visionary? Enter Our Artists Month Contest

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In celebration of Artists Month, we're putting out a call for entries for you -- our creative audience -- to create and submit a piece of artwork that best reflects…...

April 12, 2011

For Your Tuesday: Basquiat, and a Live Chat with Our Artists Month Filmmakers

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In celebration of Artists Month, we are hosting a live chat today in collaboration with PBS NewsHour's Art Beat and ITVS. Join us RIGHT HERE for a discussion about creativity,…...

April 08, 2011

Mikey Welsh Trades Rock ‘n’ Roll Stardom for Outsider Art

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Mikey Welsh is a painter living in Burlington, Vermont. He worked in collage and watercolors until the age of 19, when he began his music career. By the age of…...

April 08, 2011

Hollywood Multitasker Tamra Davis Remembers Her Friend, Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Director Tamra Davis is hardly an "outsider artist." She is a well-known Hollywood director of music videos (with Sonic Youth, Hanson, Depeche Mode, Cher, and many more), feature films (including…...

April 04, 2011

Artists Month Delivers Films, Interactive Features to Independent Lens

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Thank you to all who stuck with us through pledge and helped support public broadcasting and independent programming! Spring is upon us, and the Independent Lens team has grown a…...

April 01, 2011

Unearthing the Miraculous in a Far Away Land

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Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev discovered a book at a flea market in Moscow about Russian avant-garde art that miraculously survived Soviet censorship. That chance encounter led to many years…...

March 29, 2011

Which Woman Has Inspired You Most? A Contest

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It's contest time again! First, tune in tonight (March 29, 2011 at 10 PM - check local listings) for the broadcast premiere of Pushing the Elephant. It is the story…...