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Airing weekly on PBS, the five-time Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens is an independent film festival in your living room. Each week we bring you another original documentary film, each made by one of the best independent filmmakers working today.

This season, Independent Lens returns with 22 independent films that will transport you and challenge you to experience universal human themes from unique perspectives. We will delve into issues emerging from the economic crisis in America, from job loss to wealth disparity; examine the origins of soul food, its importance in African American culture, and its serious health implications; we will examine a military culture in which female soldiers are sexually assaulted at a terrifying rate, and their attackers often left unpunished; we

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Review: CLUE: A NEW COMEDY at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Photo Review: CLUE: A NEW COMEDY at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by Jarrod Michael - March 22, 2024

Murder… blackmail… a board game?  Clue: A New Comedy is centered on the 1985 Paramount movie as well as the beloved Hasbro game.  This show brings all the classic characters of the game onto the stage for an outlandish comedy experience. ...
Trinity Irish Dance Company to Launch 17-City US Tour Photo Trinity Irish Dance Company to Launch 17-City US Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 09, 2024

Fresh off a month-long tour of Japan, Trinity Irish Dance Company is set to tour the US! See if the company is coming to a city near you and learn how to purchase tickets....
A THOUSAND PINES Set To Premiere On Independent Lens in April Photo A THOUSAND PINES Set To Premiere On Independent Lens in April
by Michael Major - March 04, 2024

“A Thousand Pines,” the intimate documentary following a season of Oaxacan tree planters traveling the United States, directed and produced by Noam Osband and Sebastián Díaz, explores the hidden world of guest workers regrowing America's forests and the challenges the workers and their families face...
Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying? Photo Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - October 11, 2023

The National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire is now underway! The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire launched at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and more. Read the reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire...
Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying? Photo Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - October 11, 2023

The National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire is now underway! The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire launched at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and more. Read the reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire...
RAZING LIBERTY SQUARE to Premiere On Independent Lens Photo RAZING LIBERTY SQUARE to Premiere On Independent Lens
by Michael Major - December 29, 2023

Three contemporary issues – climate change, housing insecurity, and economic inequity – become a unifying force driving redevelopment in Liberty City, Miami. Until recently, it was home to the oldest segregated public housing project in the United States, Liberty Square. Now, it is ground zero for a...
PBS Shines Spotlight On Vital Ocean-Focused Programming Complementing Ongoing Initiat Photo PBS Shines Spotlight On Vital Ocean-Focused Programming Complementing Ongoing Initiative
by Michael Major - February 12, 2024

PBS shines a spotlight on vital ocean-focused programming complementing ongoing environmental and climate initiatives. The article explores a mix of new and returning series showcasing titles such as Hope in the Water, Nature: Patrick and the Whale, Dynamic Planet, Independent Lens: One with the Wha...
Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying? Photo Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - October 11, 2023

The National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire is now underway! The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire launched at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and more. Read the reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire...
Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying? Photo Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - October 11, 2023

The National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire is now underway! The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire launched at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and more. Read the reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire...
Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying? Photo Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - October 11, 2023

The National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire is now underway! The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire launched at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and more. Read the reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire...
Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying? Photo Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - October 11, 2023

The National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire is now underway! The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire launched at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and more. Read the reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire...
Oscar Contenders Air On Independent Lens In January Photo Oscar Contenders Air On Independent Lens In January
by Michael Major - December 27, 2023

Two Oscar-contender documentaries will debut on INDEPENDENT LENS. “Beyond Utopia,” the story of families who risk everything escaping North Korea, and the documentary short “If Dreams Were which explores the lives of people living in the rural South with limited or no access to healthcare, both made...
What's New On Max This January 2024 Photo What's New On Max This January 2024
by Michael Major - December 21, 2023

Find out what's new on Max this January, including the Debut of HBO Original “True Detective: Night Country” and Max Original “On the Roam,” New Seasons Of Max Original “Sort Of,' HBO Original “Real Time with Bill Maher,” And Adult Swim's “Rick and Morty,” And Debut of HBO Original Documentary “Goin...
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by Michael Major - November 27, 2023

L.I.F.E. Anthologies, a new sci-fi series written and directed by Dathan Smith, gets an East Coast Premiere at one of the most distinguished film festivals in the country. The series will be shown at the incredible Dances With Films NYC at Regal Union Square on December 2nd at 5:30pm....
Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying? Photo Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - October 11, 2023

The National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire is now underway! The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire launched at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and more. Read the reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire...
Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying? Photo Review Roundup: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Launches National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - October 11, 2023

The National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire is now underway! The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire launched at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and more. Read the reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire...
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts Reveals 2024 Season Photo DreamWrights Center for Community Arts Reveals 2024 Season
by Stephi Wild - November 07, 2023

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts unveils its highly anticipated 2024 America Season on this momentous Election Day. Embracing the spirit of democracy, DreamWrights invites audiences to join in for an enlightening and entertaining exploration of American history through a diverse and captivatin...
OPERA America Reveals Winners of the 2023 Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera Photo OPERA America Reveals Winners of the 2023 Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 06, 2023

OPERA America has revealed the winners of the 2023 Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera...
Tei Shi Announces New Album 'Valerie' and Tour With New Single Photo Tei Shi Announces New Album 'Valerie' and Tour With New Single
by Michael Major - February 07, 2024

Valerie features masterly crafted production by Tei Shi alongside frequent collaborators Noah Breakfast, Mikey Freedom Hart, Nick Hakim, Rodrigo Amarante, Knox Fortune, Dave Sitek, Ash Workman, and  Zooey Celeste. A vessel of continued growth, the new material picks up where last year's BAD PREMONIT...
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 01, 2023

Join Sydney Skybetter as he sits down with Dr. Catie Cuan, a pioneer in the field of choreorobotics, in this episode of the Dances with Robots podcast. Discover her personal and professional journey and delve into the question of why dance with a robot. Available now on listening platforms....
REDCAT Announces Its Winter/Spring 2024 Season Photo REDCAT Announces Its Winter/Spring 2024 Season
by A.A. Cristi - December 12, 2023

REDCAT’s season of performances, screenings, and exhibitions running January to June 2024...
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 12, 2024

Lord Maurice Saatchi is set to release a controversial new coffee table book. Learn more about Saatchi and the book!...
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by Stephi Wild - October 11, 2023

The National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire is now underway! The 2023-2024 North American Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire launched at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and more. Read the reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire...
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by Stephi Wild - January 16, 2024

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 03, 2023

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