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July 15, 2014

Independent Lens Nominated for 10 News & Doc Emmys

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this year’s nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking.…...

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Film History

June 10, 2014

LGBTQ Pride: Movies That Rocked Their World [Updated]

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June is always LGBTQ Pride Month, and traditionally it's been both a time for reflection on gay history and struggles (originally created to commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969), along with…...

April 02, 2014

Independent Lens Wins 3 Peabody Awards

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The 73rd annual Peabody Awards — which recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by radio and television stations, networks, producing organizations, and individuals — were just announced, and three Independent Lens films were among…...

January 30, 2014

Best Docs Streaming on Netflix List via Uproxx

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="594"] Hell and Back Again[/caption] Thanks to Ryan Perry on Uproxx for compiling this list of the 25 Best Documentaries available to stream on Netflix, especially since…...

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Interviews

December 30, 2013

How to Survive a Plague: Q&A with David France

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"The 2nd best film of the year" - Wesley Morris, Boston Globe Top Ten Movies of 2012. "It’s hard to overstate how ingenious France’s formal choices are...The material has been shaped…...

September 04, 2013

Independent Lens Announces New Season Lineup

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The Independent Lens documentary series launches its 12th season on PBS on September 30th with a lineup of 23 films from both new and established filmmakers. Actor/director Stanley Tucci will be returning as the…...