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  1. San Francisco Gets a Peek at Academy Award-Nominated Waste Land

    February 18, 2011

    Filmmaker Lucy Walker attended a screening in SF on Wednesday Lucy Walker’s Oscar-nominated doc Waste Land will have its broadcast premiere April 19 on Independent Lens on PBS, but San Francisco got a sneak peak this week in an exclusive screening and reception. ITVS co-hosted a screening of Waste Land this past Wednesday as the film and its director Lucy

  2. Oscar Nominee Lucy Walker Chats Live with ITVS

    February 9, 2011

    WASTE LAND DIRECTOR DISCUSSES FILM AND OSCAR NOMINATION Live Chat with Lucy Walker Filmmaker Lucy Walker will be joining us for a live chat on Wednesday, February 9 at 1 PM (Pacific) to talk about her film Waste Land. The documentary, which airs April 19 on Independent Lens has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film follows

  3. ITVS in the News

    February 4, 2011

    A SAMPLING OF COVERAGE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, CBS NEWS, NPR AND MORE...New York Times: Documentary Drama at the Oscars Instead the contenders are mostly smaller films from lesser-known filmmakers: Waste Land, about the artist Vik Muniz, set against the backdrop of a massive garbage dump in Rio de Janeiro... with most of the feature film and acting

  4. Community Cinema Gears Up for February

    January 28, 2011

    Starting next week and throughout the month of February, Community Cinema will hold free preview screenings of  Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story in over 95 cities across the U.S. The documentary by filmmaker Daniel H. Birman, follows the story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for murder at the age of 16. Me Facing Life challenges our

  5. Waste Land Nominated for Academy Award

    January 25, 2011

     The nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles. Among the nominees for best documentary feature was Lucy Walker's Waste Land, which premiers this April on Independent Lens.The other films nominated for best documentary feature include: Exit through the Gift Shop,