November 05, 2010

John J. Valadez on the Making of The Longoria Affair

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The Longoria Affair (El caso Longoria) premieres on Independent Lens on Tuesday, November 9 at 10 PM (check local listings). We sat down with filmmaker John J. Valadez to talk…...

November 03, 2010

Watch a Bonus Scene from Reel Injun

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Did you catch Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian last night? Or maybe your local PBS station hasn't aired it yet (you can check here). Either way,…...

November 01, 2010

Neil Diamond Reflects on Making Reel Injun

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Tomorrow is the premiere of Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian. We caught up with filmmaker Neil Diamond to talk about the film and his motivations. Catch…...

October 27, 2010

Three Independent Lens Films Nominated for IDA Awards

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The International Documentary Association has given Independent Lens not one, not two, but three big compliments today, announcing that a trifecta of this season's films have been nominated for prestigious…...

October 27, 2010

The Loss of an Artist: Vanessa Gould Remembers Eric Joisel

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The world lost a gentle and brilliant origamist earlier this month in Eric Joisel, the master paper folder featured in Vanessa Gould's Peabody Award-winning film Between the Folds. The film,…...

October 25, 2010

Doug Pray Discusses the Making of Art & Copy

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Art & Copy debuts on Independent Lens on Tuesday, October 26. Check your local listings. Meanwhile, here's some behind-the-scenes insight from director Doug Pray: What impact do you hope this…...

October 22, 2010

Channel Your Inner Don Draper

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Mad Men's season has ended -- whatever shall we do with our craving for mid-century grooviness and salesmanship? Fortunately, Independent Lens has a film coming up this Tuesday, Oct. 26…...

October 21, 2010

Independent Lens Comes to You with Community Cinema

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If you read today's New York Times, you may have read about a pretty cool outreach program that brings our films into local communities in partnership with area and national…...

October 20, 2010

Watch The Parking Lot Movie Free on

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We know, schedules are tight, DVRs fill up, or we just plain forget to tune in to a show we planned to watch. To make sure that everybody who wants…...

October 19, 2010

What’s Your Bumper Sticker Philosophy?

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In The Parking Lot Movie, which airs tonight as the season premiere of Independent Lens on PBS at 10PM (check local listings), the overeducated attendants who work at The Corner…...

October 15, 2010

Meghan Eckman on the Making of The Parking Lot Movie

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The Independent Lens blog sat down with director Meghan Eckman over the summer to talk about the process of creating The Parking Lot Movie, which premieres Tuesday, Oct. 19 on…...

October 14, 2010

Hey! We’ve Got a Blog!

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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…...