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CATEGORY: Where Are They Now?

All of Me, and More

Alexandra Lescaze‘s All of Me may be premiering tonight (3/24) on PBS at 10 PM [check local listings] but that’s not all of it. The filmmaker collected several interesting pieces that didn’t quite fit into the finished film, but provide further insight into the challenges of being a “larger lady,” and the different ways some have … READ MORE

Laredo Debutantes Update

Laura and Rosario, the Laredo debutantes and stars of the Independent Lens documentary Las Marthas, participated in a unique rite of passage, in an event they will no doubt never forget even as they leave it in the rear-view mirror. The film premieres tonight, Monday, February 17 on PBS at 10 PM (check local listings). Want to … READ MORE

Update on Rocky Braat

Those (many) of you who watched Steve Hoover’s documentary Blood Brother on Independent Lens are no doubt curious as to what the film’s central character (and what a character) Rocky Braat is up to these days. Well, we reached out to the filmmaker as a follow-up to our recent Q&A, and got the following update:

The Invisible War: Updates

Kirby Dick’s film The Invisible War, which was nominated for both an Oscar and Indie Spirit Award for Best Feature Documentary, is being replayed this week on many PBS stations. If you haven’t yet seen it, we hope you’ll take the time to catch up with this important and powerful story [check local listings]. In connection … READ MORE

Kind Hearted Woman Update (and Workshop)

As we kick off our celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we’ll be writing about two new Native American-themed films airing this month on Independent Lens (Indian Relay; Young Lakota), as well as looking at other Native American projects past and future.  First, an update on the subject of a film that The New York Times … READ MORE

The Graduates: Where Are the Boys Now?

The second part of the film The Graduates (Los Graduados), by Bernardo Ruiz, premieres on PBS tonight (Monday, November 4) at 10 PM (check local listings). This hour focuses on Latino teens who have had to beat the odds — breaking free of the temptations of gangs, homophobia and bullying, and higher education’s prejudice against undocumented status — to get … READ MORE

The Graduates: Where Are the Girls Now?

After watching The Graduates (Los Graduados) [airing on PBS in two parts, tonight October 28 and November 4], you — like those of us here at Independent Lens — will no doubt be curious as to what the students featured in the film are up to now.  Straight from the film’s producers, we’ve already received an update, and in some cases … READ MORE

Steven of Seeking Asian Female Talks about Online Dating, “Asian Fetish,” and Relationship Advice

Steven — who pursued a relationship involving nine months of online dating, a move across continents, jealousy, and ongoing apartment cleaning — shares his reaction to seeing himself on the silver screen, his perspective on the problematic term “yellow fever,” and his advice on keeping a marriage strong.

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