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  1. Filmmaker Byron Hurt Chats Live About Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

    July 27, 2011

    ITVS Indies Showcase will present its first live chat on Thursday, July 28 at 11am PT / 2pm ET with filmmaker Byron Hurt, whose acclaimed documentary Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes streams free from July 28 to 30.<a

  2. P-Star Rising Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

    February 9, 2010

    "It's a good one, and a different sort of film for this consistently rewarding series. The film, by Gabriel Noble, chronicles the aspirations of one of the most self-assured kids you'll ever see." - The New York Times What did you want to be when you grew up? Nine-year-old Priscilla wants to become the youngest female rap star ever. With her single father

  3. Special Community Screening of P-Star Rising

    February 8, 2010

    A special community screening of the Independent Lens film P-Star Rising was recently held in Chicago. The film, which airs tomorrow night at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS, looks at nine-year-old Pricilla who wants to be the youngest female rap star ever and her single father who is determined to help her make it big. Find out what happened from

  4. Exclusive Video: Rapper P-Star Gives Advice to Young Musical Artists

    February 4, 2010

    Next Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10:00 PM the documentary P-Star Rising will have its national television premiere on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings). This film is the final installment of Independent Lens’s Music Month celebration. Nine-year-old Priscilla wants to become the youngest female rap star ever. With her single father turned manager,

  5. ITVS Celebrates Black History Month

    January 27, 2010

    ITVS and PBS offers viewers the opportunity to explore the rich and vibrant history and cultural contributions of African Americans throughout the year, but this month offers a special slate of new and encore programs in honor of Black History Month. Independent Lens brings race to the forefront with four new films in February. Herskovits at the Heart of