Press Releases

  1. Independent Lens Gets Political with Represent, Premiering on PBS and the PBS Video App on October 26

    September 3, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) September 2, 2020 – Local elections, especially those in smaller cities in Middle America, often go overlooked by national media, even though the dynamics at play can mirror — and sometimes predict — the ebb and flow of America’s large-scale political landscape. Represent, directed by Hillary Bachelder, follows three women running

  2. Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip Lights Up PBS’s Independent Lens on November 16

    August 31, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) August 31, 2020 —Property Brothers co-host and home-renovation expert Jonathan Scott is on a mission to flip the switch on how Americans access power. On the surface, solar energy seems like a resource that is widely available, however as Scott begins his journey across the country, he quickly finds how little choice the public has in

  3. Feels Good Man to Open New Season of Independent Lens on PBS on October 19, 2020, on PBS and

    August 28, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) July 17, 2020 ­— Amid the tumult of the 2016 presidential election season, a popular cartoon frog meme emerged as the unifying symbol of hate for the alt-right. Feels Good Man recounts the harrowing journey of Pepe the Frog, the creation of artist Matt Furie, and his transformation from light-hearted comic book character to registered

  4. Independent Lens Receives Eight News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations Including Best Documentary

    August 6, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) Thursday, August 6, 2020 — ITVS announced today that six Independent Lens films earned a total of eight News and Documentary Emmy® Award nominations, including Best Documentary. Nominated projects include Charm City, The Interpreters, The King, Made in Boise, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World and Wrestle which premiered on

  5. Independent Lens Kicks Off New Season of Award-Winning Documentaries on PBS

    July 30, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) July 30, 2020 — ITVS, the leading documentary co-producer and distributor for public media, today announced the fall lineup of new documentaries that will kick off the upcoming season of Independent Lens, the documentary anthology series on PBS.The new season premieres in October, opening with Arthur Jones’ Sundance hit Feels Good