Articles tagged independent lens

Independent Lens: Steal a Pencil for Me

Michele Ohayon’s film makes the couple's complicated experience visible in reenactments and via photos and historical footage.

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Independent Lens: Stranded: I’ve Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains

In Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains, impressionistic reenactments don’t provide plot or solicit viewer sympathy so much as they evoke anxiety.

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Independent Lens: Wings of Defeat

Wings of Defeat shows that, then and now, the kamikaze pilots were complicated and diverse individuals, not stereotypical fanatics.

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Independent Lens: At Home in Utopia

Michal Goldman's film is a loving tribute to those hopes for a heaven on earth in the Coops.

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Independent Lens: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

As much as she is celebrated by her constituents and the documentary, Taking Root, Wangari Maathai maintains her faith in "the people."

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Independent Lens: Milking the Rhino

Milking the Rhino tracks the shifting relations among African wildlife, their human neighbors, and eco-tourists.

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31 Mar 2009 // 3:32 AM

Independent Lens: Recycle

As the day dawns in the discerning and detailed Recycle, a bulldozer is pushing cardboard.

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Independent Lens: Lakshmi and Me

In her remarkable documentary, Lakshmi and Me, Nishtha Jain proposes to "cross a line," to film her maid, Lakshmi.

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Independent Lens: Arusi Persian Wedding

While the wedding provides compelling visuals and some minor melodrama, Arusi Persian Wedding is most interesting as it integrates its personal stories details within a broad historical context.

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Independent Lens: The Order of Myths

It's the careful, unsensational revelation of self-delusion that makes The Order of Myths so devastating.

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Independent Lens: Tulia, Texas

As Tulia, Texas follows the many turns of the Drug Task Force case, from the initial convictions to investigations of undercover agent Tom Coleman, it becomes a cautionary tale.

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Independent Lens: Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

As Adjust Your Color recounts, Petey Greene used his groundbreaking radio and television talk shows to influence millions, winning two Emmy awards and varieties of adulation over the years.

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6 Jan 2009 // 4:15 AM

Independent Lens: Helvetica

Helvetica, the film's experts repeat, is sort of generic -- in the sense that it is familiar and enduring, making readers feel comfortable and reassured.

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Independent Lens: Operation Filmmaker

Operation Filmmaker brilliantly reveals how films, politics, and desires do their work.

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Independent Lens: Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway

A charming, if aptly peculiar, holiday treat, Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway focuses on the translation of the Maysles' beloved documentary into a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

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Independent Lens: Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic

The challenges of portraying the Manhattan Project form the core of the excellent documentary Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic.

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9 Dec 2008 // 2:48 AM

Independent Lens: Doc

Sinuous, dynamic, and utterly compelling, Doc remembers the man as his own lifelong project.

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Independent Lens: The Atom Smashers

Science, in a previous version of the United States, was part of daily, popular culture, a subject and career considered respectable, even admirable.

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18 Nov 2008 // 3:58 AM

Independent Lens: March Point

March Point concentrates on the boys' way out, that is, the movie as a way to tell their story.

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13 Nov 2008 // 4:26 AM

Independent Lens: Lioness

Lioness, Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers' understated, affecting documentary on women in combat in Iraq, shows how they operate in a "grey zone," not quite legal, but following orders.

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"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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