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January 22, 2019

Independent Lens Film “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” Honored with Oscar Nomination

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the nominations for the 91st Oscars and Independent Lens was elated that Hale County This Morning, This Evening received a…...

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January 24, 2017

Independent Lens Film “I Am Not Your Negro” Nominated for 2017 Academy Award

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the nominations for the 89th Oscars and Independent Lens was thrilled to learn that I Am Not Your Negro [official site] received…...

February 28, 2014

Some of Our Favorite Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="594"] The Weather Underground[/caption] As it's Academy Award time again, where one feature documentary out of five worthy finalists is chosen as Best, it seemed fitting to…...

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…...

December 06, 2012

It’s Been a Great Week for Independent Lens!

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What a week for Independent Lens! First the Sundance Film Festival announced the lineup for 2013. Then Time magazine showed The Invisible War some major love in its “Top Movies of 2012." It's the only documentary…...

March 01, 2012

Independent Lens Goes to the 84th Academy Awards

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We're lucky enough to be able to share these gorgeous photos from Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony, thanks to Danfung Dennis — who was nominated for Best Documentary Feature for…...

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February 24, 2012

UK Prime Minister Hopes for a Hell and Back Again Oscar Win

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Prime Minister David Cameron sent this note to Mike Lerner, producer of Hell and Back Again, yesterday. The very British Roast Beef Productions are the clever lads behind Danfung Dennis's…...

February 22, 2012

Best Documentary Nominees Visit Talk of the Nation

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Filmmakers Danfung Dennis (Hell and Back Again) and Marshall Curry (If A Tree Falls) both appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation this week to discuss their respective films —…...

February 21, 2012

Guess the Oscars with Independent Lens

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It's Academy Awards time again, and once more Independent Lens has a horse in this race! Our upcoming film Hell and Back Again, by Danfung Dennis, is one of the…...

January 24, 2012

Independent Lens, POV Score Oscar Nominations

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(UPDATED) We're all aglow this morning with news that Danfung Dennis's Hell and Back Again (coming to Independent Lens in May) scored a coveted Academy Award nomination! In the film,…...

April 12, 2011

Are You a Visionary? Enter Our Artists Month Contest

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In celebration of Artists Month, we're putting out a call for entries for you -- our creative audience -- to create and submit a piece of artwork that best reflects…...

February 08, 2011

Live Chat with Best Doc Oscar Nominee Lucy Walker

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Filmmaker Lucy Walker joined us for a live chat on Wednesday, February 9 to talk about her film Waste Land. The documentary, which airs April 19 on Independent Lens has…...