Independent Lens wins 4 News & Documentary Emmys, 2017

October 05, 2017

Independent Lens Wins Four 2017 News and Documentary Emmys

Craig Phillips in Awards

Last night, the 38th annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, and Independent Lens was…...

William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal on set of the 1968 ABC News studio
Test Your Knowledge

September 30, 2016

Quiz: Are You Buckley or Vidal?

Independent Lens in Test Your Knowledge

In 1968, opposing intellectual forces William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal squared off in a series of nationally televised debates during one of our nation's most turbulent election cycles. With a…...

Political pundit Gore Vidal on a television monitor, 1968; courtesy Estate of Archie Lieberman
Beyond the Films

September 27, 2016

Evolution of TV Political Pundits: The Legacy of Buckley and Vidal

Craig Phillips in Beyond the Films

As depicted in Best of Enemies, bitter intellectual rivals Willam F. Buckley and Gore Vidal eviscerating each other with wit on network TV in 1968 made for riveting, and sometimes jaw-dropping, television. It…...

Gore Vidal (front) and William F Buckley (back) are prepped in makeup chairs for their ABC debates
Behind the Films

September 27, 2016

Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon Peel the Layers of Buckley and Vidal

Craig Phillips in Behind the Films

It's not often you'll find a documentary filmmaking team who combined have won an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Grammy, but the multi-faceted duo of Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon have done…...

Independent Lens IDA Awards 2016 for Best Curated Series, plus (T)ERROR and Best of Enemies

December 07, 2015

Independent Lens Wins Best Curated Series and Other Honors at 2015 IDA Awards

Craig Phillips in Awards

Independent Lens scored at the 2015 IDA Awards, handed out this weekend in Los Angeles. The prestigious awards are selected by the International Documentary Association every year to honor the year's best…...

March 06, 2015

Indie Lens Goes South by Southwest

Independent Lens in Uncategorized

By Elisabeth Copper, Independent Lens social media manager Independent Lens is packing up and heading down to Austin for what’s going to be our busiest SxSW yet. I know, I…...