Limited Partnership director Tom Miller (left), and producer Kirk Marcolina

June 15, 2015

Limited Partnership Filmmakers Commit Years to Telling Marriage Equality Story

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[caption id="attachment_7004" align="aligncenter" width="574"] Limited Partnership director Tom Miller (left), and producer Kirk Marcolina[/caption] Tom Miller committed a long period of his life — 14 years — to his film…...

Clela Rorex, Richard Adams, and Tony Sullivan re-united decades after Clela issues the couple's groundbreaking marriage license.

June 12, 2015

Bringing the Same-Sex Marriage Debate Full Circle

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Tony Sullivan is no stranger to practicing the art of patience. He navigated through decades of legal fights with the U.S. government over both his own legal status as an…...

Re-enactment screenshot of the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI planning their Media, PA burglary.

May 14, 2015

Nine Movies about American Radicals

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By Noel Murray There’s something deeply and inherently provocative in movies that tell stories about open rebellion against the United States government, because they force us to think harder about…...

May 13, 2015

1971 Pop Quiz

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The acclaimed film 1971 airs on Independent Lens on PBS next Monday, May 18 [check local listings]. But first, test yourself on all things 1971, from music to sports, politics…...

Headshot of Born to Fly filmmaker Catherine Gund.

May 11, 2015

Catherine Gund “Flies” with Elizabeth Streb, Extreme Action Architect

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As the subject of her new film Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity, New York-based filmmaker Catherine Gund found one of the more dynamic artistic minds in a city…...

Samantha Jakus of STREB in flight apparatus.

May 08, 2015

Action Heroes of Dance: They Were Born to Fly

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[caption id="attachment_6887" align="alignleft" width="550"] STREB’s Samantha Jakus runs down the side of Bergdorf Goodman Building in NYC. Photo Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman.[/caption] In the film Born to Fly, we meet not…...

Dancer bends over backwards on a spinning floor to keep his balance.

May 07, 2015

Art on the Edge: Extreme Dance, Performance, and More

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Elizabeth Streb was once called the "Evel Knievel of dance," and our documentary Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity captures her life as an "extreme action architect." Her choreography, which she calls…...

Postcard reading

April 27, 2015

After the Storm: Interactive Documentary Launches on Anniversary of Alabama Tornado Disaster

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On April 27, 2011, a powerful storm system unleashed a deadly series of tornadoes across central Alabama that devastated several cities. The largest tornado, which was categorized an F4, ripped through the Tuscaloosa, Alabama,…...

April 10, 2015

Going into The Homestretch: Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare Find Hope in Chicago

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[caption id="attachment_6727" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Roque, from The Homestretch[/caption] Filmmakers Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly's previous collaboration, Asparagus! Stalking the American Life, about Oceana County, Michigan where Kelly is from, was…...

Filmmaker Theo Love

April 03, 2015

Theo Love Finds Hope in Little Hope Was Arson

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Theo Love’s documentary Little Hope Was Arson, which premieres on Independent Lens on PBS Monday night April 6 at 10pm (check local listings), explores a chilling series of connected arson…...

Headshot of Little White Lie filmmaker Lacey Schwartz.

March 23, 2015

Lacey Schwartz Uproots Her Family Tree

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As a girl, Lacey Schwartz grew up wondering why she had darker skin, which became a source of embarrassment for her and eventually led her to question everything. Little White Lie…...

Young Lacey Schwartz lies on her mother's lap in the woods.

March 19, 2015

9 Movies about Family Secrets

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By Noel Murray  When Lacey Schwartz applied to Georgetown at age 18, she left the “racial identity” box unchecked, but did submit a photograph, and not long after she was…...