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Independent Lens (1999 - )

Independent Lens (1999 - )

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Series Info

Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

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Seasons

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2019, PBS, 18 episodes

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2018, PBS, 19 episodes

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Critics Consensus: Season 19 spotlights the stirring debut of documentarian Lysa Heslov's Served Like a Girl, a disarming juxtaposition of women veteran's trauma and triumph.

2017, PBS, 21 episodes

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2016, PBS, 20 episodes

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2015, PBS, 21 episodes

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2014, PBS, 18 episodes

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2013, PBS, 21 episodes

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2012, PBS, 19 episodes

Cast

Angela Bassett
as Host (Season 1)
Angela Bassett
as Host (Season 1)
Don Cheadle
as Host (Season 2)
Don Cheadle
as Host (Season 2)
Susan Sarandon
as Host (Season 3)
Susan Sarandon
as Host (Season 3)
Edie Falco
as Host (Season 4)
Edie Falco
as Host (Season 4)
Terrence Howard
as Host (Season 5-9)
Terrence Howard
as Host (Season 5-9)
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Host (Season 10)
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Host (Season 10)
America Ferrera
as Host (Season 11-)
America Ferrera
as Host (Season 11-)
Keith David
as Narrator
Tracy Thorne
as Narrator
Jesse Borrego
as Fred Cruz
Adelina Anthony
as Margarita
Tom Brokaw
as Narrator
Anthony Mackie
as Perry Williams
Reena Shah
as Narrator
Don Cheadle
as Narrator
Ron Lamothe
as Narrator
Tony Plana
as Narrator
Edwin Beschler
as Voice of Dr. Seuss
Red West
as William
Denzel Washington
as John Coltrane
Corin Redgrave
as Cecil Williams
Yolanda Snowball
as Graham Miller
Roger Robinson
as Bruce Nugent
Sarah Leary
as Cat in the Hat reader
Carol Kane
as Mrs. Shaw
Catherine Samie
as Anna Semionovna
Hui Rao
as Hui Rao
Jeremy Sanchez
as Young Piri Thomas
Stanley Nelson
as Narrator & Interviewer
Aunjanue Ellis
as Zora Neale Hurston
Eddie Griffin
as Afronaut
Eric Camacho
as Younger Piri Thomas
Duane Boutté
as Young Bruce
Jeremy Ray Valdez
as Lalo Flores
Mamadou Lam
as Mamadou
Frank Crimm
as Co-Worker
Daniel Sunjata
as Langston Hughes
Leon Singer
as Clemente
Taj Crown
as Harish
Victor Campos
as Rodrigo Cortinas
Peter N. Anyieth
as DVD Seller
Jeannette O'Connor
as Chloe's Mom
Carl Lumbly
as Nat Turner
Jim Babel
as Airline Interviewer
Ray Ford
as Wallace Thurman
Diane Uribe
as Rosario
Danl Thompson
as Mary's Mom
Tony Rosselli
as Jailbird
Janusz Hamerszmit
as Adam Czerniakow
Sarah S. Brooks
as Passenger With Hat
David Aronson
as Reverend
Lasheka Brown
as Crack Passenger
Sean Thomas
as Stephen
Eliezor Niborski
as Emanuel Ringelblum
James Opher
as Nat Turner
Alexander Senderovich
as Chaim Kaplan/Ben Shem
Michael Lemelle
as Nat Turner
Mendy Cahan
as Abraham Lewin/Hersh Waser
Diane Franklyn
as Hansel Mieth
Neill Fleeman
as Airline Interviewer
Billy Dye
as Nat Turner
Hava Alberstein
as Rachel Auerbach
Oliver Freberger
as Otto Hagel
Jamill Fowler
as Pork Chop
Patrick Waller
as Nat Turner
Gera Sandler
as Jonas Turkow
Tom Nowicki
as Thomas R. Gray
Evelia Garcia
as Bar Owner
Craig Benally
as Fred Martinez
Axel Thielman
as Heinz Auerswald
Megan Gallagher
as Margaret Whitehead
A.J. Pittis
as Edgar Gibson
Samuel Parga
as Shaun Murphy
Moses Gibson
as Allen Crawford
Viktor Hernandez
as Quiera's Cousin
Wel Mayom Jok
as DVD Seller
Mark Joy
as Judge Jermiah Cobb
J. Malaak Juuk
as Motel Janitor
Justin Dray
as Thomas Moore
Michael Kennedy
as James Therevant
Linda Lindsly
as Airline Interviewer
Harry Kollatz
as Benjamin Phipps
Djibril Lo
as Bank Cab Driver
Laurel Lyle
as Harriet Beecher Stowe
Ken Lugen
as Taxi Cab Employee
Kelsey Grammer
as William F. Buckley
Tony Miratti
as Gov. John Floyd
Angus MacLachlan
as Crack Passenger
Trevor Metscher
as Ticket Attendant
John Lithgow
as Gore Vidal
Caleb Paul
as Solo's Baby
Catherine Sewell
as Hospital Receptionist
Norman L. Sloan
as Pharmacist
Virgilio Tix
as Quiera's Cousin
Donald Wardlow
as Sleeping Passenger
Pat West
as Diner Hostess
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Series Details

TV Network: PBS
Genre: Television
Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer, Catherine Bainbridge, Lois Vossen, Dan Cogan, Steve Luczo, Carlos Ávila, Dr. Steven Channing, Ravida Din, Smriti Nevatia, Bill Kennedy, Marco Williams, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Skully, Gordon Quinn, John Battsek, Nick Fraser, Bernardo Ruiz, Quincy Jones III, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Christina Fon, Fenton Bailey, Abigail E. Disney, Gini Reticker, Julie Goldman, Deborah Hoffmann, Carlos Santana, Nitin Khanna, Jonny Persey, Nicole Stott, Karan Khanna, Paige West, Linda Ludwick, Charlotte LaGarde, Ira Heilveil, Andrew Herwitz, Ted Dintersmith, Janet MacGillivray Wallace, Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, Jaswinder Grover, Justine Nagan, Marta Kauffman, Jay Walia, Ruth Ann Harnisch, Bonni Cohen, Catherine Olsen, Jon Else, Jenny Raskin, Lisa Gunn, Sandie Viquez Pedlow, Rita Pastore, Jonathan Murray, Aaron Pruitt, Ernest Webb, Jerry Rothwell, Donna Fairman Wilson, Chris Clements, Danny Glover, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Jamie Wolf, Stefan Nowicki, Danny Alpert, Beth Hames, Leigh Blake, Jonathan Scheuer, Gil Goldschein, Ian Darling, Jacquie Jones, Lynda Weinman, Nancy Spielberg, Ryan Harrington, Sterling Van Wagenen, Todd Rubinstein, Renee Tajima-Pena, John Carlin, Driss Benyaklef, Philippe Sands, Roger Fields, Bill Genovese, Wim Wenders, Bob Alexander, Eugene Jarecki, Brian Glazer, Scott Budnick, Steve Buscemi, Robert A. Compton, Donna Gruneich, Steve Hoover, Jamie Wolf, Adam Spielberg, David Evans, David Sutherland, David Evans, Kevin Gruneich, Errol Morris, Tiffany Schauer, Kathy Dziubek, Scott Christopherson, Heather Rae, Stanley Tucci, Michael J. Zak, Jim Butterworth, Hanka Kastelicová, John Baruck, Joey Carey, Susan Ann Davis, Sandie Pedlow, Wren Arthur, Ari Ioannides, Seth Gordon, Judith Vecchione, Dave Lawrence, Abou Farman, Kembrew McLeod, Michael Killen, Andrew W. Schwertfeger, Julia Willoughby Nason, Thom Beers, Cara Mertes, Capella Fahoome, Matthew Weaver, Michael B. Clark, Susan Sarandon, Vivian Kleiman, Jim Kreitzburg, Leon Gast, Brad Barber, Regina Scully, Christine Ioannides, Karl Katz, Thomas Morgan, Khosrow Semnani, Vincenzo De Cecco, Marc Turtletaub, Alex Turtletaub, Marcy Garriott, Cindy Meehl, Kevin S. Bright, Michael Bloom, Kat White, Jeff Skoll, Julie Benello Parker, Josh Green, Mark Lipson, Wendy Ettinger, Jennifer T. Kelly, Diana Barrett, Saeed Nasiri, Erin Prather Stafford, Diane Weyermann, Claudia Bright, Tim Foley, Luke Wilson, Phil Fairclough, David Menschel, Gavin Dougan, Meredith Vieira, William B. Hirsh, Chris Kelly, Judith Helfand, Christine Herbes-Sommers, Justin Nagan, Dan Fegan, Scott Verges, Fernando Meirelles, Steve Eckelman, Cindy Waitt, Karol Martesko-Fenster, Amy Rapp, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Michael D. Ratner, Greg Henry, Gernot Schaffler, Nick Stuart, Jackie de Botton, Stephanie Levy, Stephanie Levy, Pamela Colloff, Carolanne Dolan, Thomas Brunner, Kimberly Steward, Dalton Delan, Lilly Bright, David Baldwin, Gary Schermerhorn, David Thompson, John Singleton, Maja Horffmann, David Shadrack Smith, Mary Warlick, Richard Kincaid, Ellen Schneider, Laurie Harris, Gregory Beauchamp, Barry Sonnenfeld, Mara Sandler, Roberto Alcantara, Joy Tomchin, Don Carleton, Stefano Durdic, Kirk Souder, Catherine Price, Mark Pinkus, Henry Ansbacher, Eddie Schmidt, Tobias Janson, Laurie Benenson, Spike Lee, Bruce Resnikoff, Louise Lo, Sig Sigworth, Bryan Storkel, John Legend, Tom Waterson, Brad Pitt, Cindy Waterson, Stanley Nelson, Russell Simmons, Tom Love, Clif Philips, Kathy Love, Andy Cohen, Will Gauroutte, Joslyn Barnes, Joshua Fine, Matthew Freud, Hannah Becherman, Jane Villiers, Bonnie Boswell, Regina Kulik Scully, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Brian Devine, Maria Cuomo Cole, Brooke Devine, Sarah Johnson-Redlich, Teddy Leifer, Glenn Aveni, Nicole Boxer-Keegan, Vijay Dewan, Leif Owen Klein, Christopher Hird, D. Stuart Harrison, Jess Search, Paul Al-Massad, Louella Lee, Michael Anderson, Steven G. Kaplan, Jon Hagstrom, Iikka Vehkalahti, Alexander Goekjian, Katherine Keane, Fred Green, Jack Walsh, Charles Hobson, Kay Klubertanz, Sonia L. Gilbert, Lorenz Reibling, Gregg L. Daniel, Joe Fries, Joey Rappa, Steve Bannatyne, Glades Perreras, Revital Oren, Paul Augusteijn, Janet Cole, Patty Payne Green, Mary Strauss, Deborah Shaffer, Michael Anderson
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