Naomi Kutin gets make-up before her Bat Mitzvah, in Supergirl
Beyond the Films

December 11, 2017

On Supergirls, Sasha Fierce, Slim Shady and Having an Alter Ego

Independent Lens in Beyond the Films

By Michelle Konstantinovsky Naomi Kutin is technically the central subject of the new Independent Lens documentary Supergirl. But as the film unfolds, viewers learn fairly quickly that there are actually two equally important…...

Naomi Kutin and a slightly bigger male powerlifter, from Supergirl

December 07, 2017

Jessie Auritt Explores the World of an Unorthodox Girl in Orthodox World

Craig Phillips in Interviews

"Showcasing a normal girl doing extraordinary things, Supergirl is a health tonic for this cramping climate of resurgent sexism underway where girls everywhere are struggling to understand their worth," wrote…...

from the Independent Lens 2017-2018 season launch trailer

October 31, 2017

Independent Lens 2017-2018 Season Launches With Award-Winning Slate

Independent Lens in Announcements

Independent Lens' new season is here and so take a peek at the unforgettable, award-winning films that make up the first half of the 2017-2018 slate. We open on Monday, November 6 with Chasing…...