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…...

August 02, 2013

Independent Lens Submissions

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Independent Lens is currently seeking submissions of films in advanced rough cut or fine cut stage or completed films to broadcast during the October 2014 - June 2015 season. To learn more about eligibility, what we're…...

March 22, 2013

Amid Setbacks, The Solar Mamas Are Undeterred

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[caption id="attachment_3608" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rafea Al Raja of Solar Mamas[/caption] The stars of Solar Mamas—now screening for free as part of the #SheDocs Online Film Festival—are still searching for sunshine.…...

February 25, 2013

Behind the Scenes at the Oscars with Lois Vossen

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  [caption id="attachment_3328" align="aligncenter" width="424"] Independent Lens Senior Series Producer Lois Vossen[/caption] Our film The Invisible War may not have scored Oscar gold last night, but we are so proud…...

October 11, 2012

Monday Just Got Real on PBS — Set Your DVR or Alarm Clock!

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At long last, the 11th season of Independent Lens is here! With it comes our new timeslot, Mondays at 10 PM on PBS. For most of you, that means we…...

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October 03, 2012

The Making of the Unmaking of Janesville, WI

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We sat down with As Goes Janesville filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein in the midst of a whirlwind media tour ahead of the premiere of his film on Independent Lens Monday, October…...

September 19, 2012

#TGIM! Indie Lens Fans Generate EPIC Monday Music Playlist

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We asked you for your favorite Monday music jams, and boy, did you come through! Turns out your tastes run from Wilco to NOFX, with some Mamas & the Papas…...

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September 17, 2012

Welcome Our New Host, Stanley Tucci

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It’s official! Our 11th season will be hosted by the acclaimed actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci! From The Hunger Games to Independent Lens … a logical progression, wouldn't you say?…...

August 17, 2012

Help Us Create a Monday Music Playlist

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Who's got a case of the Mondays? We do! As you may know, we have a new home on the television schedule starting in October — Monday nights at 10…...

August 16, 2012

Celebrating Monday Nights, with a 60-Man Welsh Chorus Covering New Order

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We wish it were for us, but we love it anyway and want to share, because we are so excited to be on Monday nights this Fall! Herewith, the 60-piece…...

August 14, 2012

Announcing a Brand New Season of Piping Hot Indie Docs on Independent Lens

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UPDATE: We've had a schedule change. As Goes Janesville will now premiere as a special presentation on October 8, and Solar Mamas will now premiere on November 5. Geez, the…...

August 03, 2012

Which Film Will be This Season’s Audience Favorite? Vote Now

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UPDATE: Voting for the Season 10 Audience Award is now closed. Thanks for participating! Statues, laurels, trophies, medals, plaques, certificates ... there are plenty of awards to be won in…...