Armistead Maupin at typewriter in the 1970s, from Untold Tales

June 20, 2019

Enter to Win a Copy of “Logical Family: A Memoir”

Independent Lens in Contests

Looking for some summer reading? Love Armistead Maupin and Tales of the City? Enter for your chance to win a copy of his book Logical Family: A Memoir. You have…...

header image for Tales of the City using old San Francisco map under the 70s logo
Test Your Knowledge

June 07, 2019

Which “Tales of the City” Character Are You?

Craig Phillips in Test Your Knowledge

It's been 41 years since Armistead Maupin's first Tales of the City book was published, 26 years since the initial PBS series based on that book aired, and now with…...

Armistead Maupin at typewriter in the 1970s, from Untold Tales
Test Your Knowledge

December 18, 2017

Take the Armistead Maupin and Tales of the City Pop Quiz!

Independent Lens in Beyond the Films

How much do you know about Armistead Maupin and about his beloved Tales of the City series? Are you a Maupin superfan? Take this quiz we created for both for longtime…...

Filmmaker Jennifer Kroot interviews Maupin at steps to the real-life inspiration for Barbary Lane in Tales of the City

December 15, 2017

From North Carolina to San Francisco: Jennifer Kroot Tells the Tales of Maupin

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Jennifer Kroot brings a background in underground filmmaking to her documentaries and uses that sensibility to create surprises within her stories. The San Francisco-based filmmaker first caught the eye of…...

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…...