Indie Lens Wins 2 News & Doc Emmy Awards

October 02, 2018

Independent Lens Wins Two 2018 News & Documentary Emmys: TOWER and Forever Pure

Craig Phillips in Awards

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards were presented on Monday, October 1, 2018, in a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, an…...

The Witness filmmaker James Solomon in profile

January 20, 2017

Filmmaker James Solomon Peels Back the Mythology of the Kitty Genovese Story

Craig Phillips in Interviews

The Witness  may be James Solomon's first film as director, but his vast experience as a storyteller made him the perfect fit for reopening this case. The Witness, which made…...

From scene in The Witness, an actress recreates moments before Kitty Genovese was attacked and killed on this same corner in Queens, NY
Beyond the Films

January 19, 2017

History of 911: America’s Emergency Service, Before and After Kitty Genovese

Carolyn Abate in Beyond the Films

On a cold winter night, March 13, 1964, at around 2:40 in the morning, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was attacked with a knife just a block from her apartment and died in…...