Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris surrounded by Poison (the band), in Decline of Western Civilization III the Metal Years

June 30, 2015

Penelope Spheeris’ Decline of Western Civilization Rises Again

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Editor's note: While these aren't Independent Lens films of course, the Decline films are some of our very favorite music docs, make for perfect summertime viewing, and are finally all out together…...

March 06, 2015

Indie Lens Goes South by Southwest

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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…...


April 14, 2014

Bill Siegel’s 12 Documentaries That Had Biggest Impact on Him

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  Documentary filmmaker Bill Siegel, whose previous film (co-directed with Sam Green) The Weather Underground was nominated for an Oscar, returned to the world of American political activism and history…...

Archival photo of Muhammad Ali.

April 11, 2014

The Trials of Muhammad Ali: Q&A with Bill Siegel

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Editor's note: This interview with filmmaker Bill Siegel is brought to you in partnership with our friends at POV, and conducted by excellent, widely-respected independent journalist Tom Roston, who writes…...