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  1. Oscar Nominated Filmmakers Visit Talk of The Nation

    February 22, 2012

    Filmmakers Danfung Dennis (Hell and Back Again) and Marshall Curry (If A Tree Falls) appeared separately on NPR this week to discuss their respective films — both of which have been nominated for an Academy Award. Listen to the interviews with host Neal Conan, below:Hell and Back Again"After so many years of war, society's become numb to pictures of

  2. "If a Tree Falls" Filmmaker Reacts to Oscar Nomination

    January 25, 2012

    Sam Cullman, co-director and cinematographer of If a Tree Falls reacts to his Oscar Nomination, which he learned about on Tuesday at Sundance. The movie takes a behind-the-scenes look at Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls the "number one domestic terrorism threat" in America. If a Tree Falls aired on POV this past

  3. "Hell and Back Again" Filmmaker Danfung Dennis Reacts to Oscar Nomination

    January 24, 2012

    Danfung Dennis woke up this morning in Park City as an Academy Award nominated filmmaker for his documentary Hell and Back Again. The film weaves together two overlapping narratives of a Marine at war on the front and in recovery at home. BTB caught up with the filmmaker earlier today on Main St at the Sundance Film Festival.Hell and Back Again will air on May

  4. Oscar Nominees for Best Doc Include: Hell and Back Again & If a Tree Falls

    January 24, 2012

    Early Tuesday morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year's Oscar nominees. Among the films selected for best documentary were two ITVS programs: Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis (coming to Independent Lens on May 24) and If a Tree Falls by filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman (broadcast last September on POV).

  5. Oscar-Nominated Waste Land Heads to Independent Lens

    February 28, 2011

    Director Lucy Walker attended Sunday night’s academy awards as one of five films nominated for Best Documentary Feature Lucy Walker and the Waste Land crew were on hand for last night’s 83rd Annual Academy Award ceremony in Los Angeles. The award for Best Documentary Feature was eventually dealt out to Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs for Inside Job. As we