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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…...

July 25, 2012

Team Wyman-Haworth Talk About the Adventure of Making Strong!

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We love when a filmmaker and her subject drop in at our offices, especially when they are as funny and charming as these two! Julie Wyman, whose film Strong! premieres…...

July 16, 2012

Big, Beautiful, Graceful, and Strong! The Body Eclectic

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[caption id="attachment_1577" align="alignright" width="300"] L to R: Anne Etheridge, Cheryl Haworth, and Julie Wyman[/caption] Next week's premiere of Strong! brings you a film about more than an elite athlete at…...

July 05, 2012

The History of the Quest for the Elusive God Particle

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Back in 2008, we premiered the film The Atom Smashers, about Fermilab and the search for the Higgs-boson particle, which physicists Wednesday confirmed probably does exist. In light of the…...

June 11, 2012

PSA Posters from the Early AIDS Years

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This week's film is David Weissman's We Were Here, which deals with the impact of HIV/AIDS in San Francisco from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. It will air…...

May 17, 2012

Book Club Featuring Eliminated Mexican American Studies Texts Draws Fire in Tucson

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Tonight is premiere night for Precious Knowledge, a film about the last years of the successful but controversial Mexican American Studies program in Tucson, Arizona's public schools. (Check your local…...

May 15, 2012

Update! See What Has Become of the Nomad Family Portrayed in Summer Pasture

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Locho, Yama, and Pale Chubby Baby ... where are they now? Lynn True, co-director of Summer Pasture, provided us with these fantastic video updates from the Tibetan plateau in which…...

May 04, 2012

Video Extras and Updates About the Ponces of Circo

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[caption id="attachment_1230" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Ponce family.[/caption] If you've seen Circo, you might be wondering whatever happened to Tino and his wife, Ivonne after she left, and of course the…...

May 02, 2012

8 Small Circuses that Rival the Biggest Big Tops

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[caption id="attachment_1208" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Circo Raluy in Barcelona. Image by dhammza on Flickr."][/caption] The circus has existed in some form since before the birth of Caesar. This week, Independent Lens…...

April 30, 2012

Deep Inside Mexico, Filmmaker Finds Remnants of a Rich but Endangered Culture

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[caption id="attachment_1185" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ringmaster Tino Ponce with Circo director Aaron Schock[/caption] Aaron Schock wanted to make a documentary about Mexico that wasn't about immigration, for a change. While scouting…...