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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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2021, PBS, 16 episodes

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2020, PBS, 20 episodes

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2019, PBS, 19 episodes

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2018, PBS, 18 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, 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-)
Anthony Mackie
as Perry Williams
Ron Lamothe
as Narrator
Tony Plana
as Narrator
Keith David
as Narrator
Tom Brokaw
as Narrator
Tracy Thorne
as Narrator
Reena Shah
as Narrator
Jesse Borrego
as Fred Cruz
Don Cheadle
as Narrator
Adelina Anthony
as Margarita
Corin Redgrave
as Cecil Williams
Red West
as William
Denzel Washington
as John Coltrane
Yolanda Snowball
as Graham Miller
Roger Robinson
as Bruce Nugent
Edwin Beschler
as Voice of Dr. Seuss
Carol Kane
as Mrs. Shaw
Hui Rao
as Hui Rao
Catherine Samie
as Anna Semionovna
Sarah Leary
as Cat in the Hat reader
Aunjanue Ellis
as Zora Neale Hurston
Stanley Nelson
as Narrator & Interviewer
Jeremy Sanchez
as Young Piri Thomas
Eric Camacho
as Younger Piri Thomas
Jeremy Ray Valdez
as Lalo Flores
Mamadou Lam
as Mamadou
Duane Boutté
as Young Bruce
Eddie Griffin
as Afronaut
Taj Crown
as Harish
Frank Crimm
as Co-Worker
Leon Singer
as Clemente
Daniel Sunjata
as Langston Hughes
Victor Campos
as Rodrigo Cortinas
Peter N. Anyieth
as DVD Seller
Jeannette O'Connor
as Chloe's Mom
Jim Babel
as Airline Interviewer
Ray Ford
as Wallace Thurman
Carl Lumbly
as Nat Turner
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
Sean Thomas
as Stephen
Lasheka Brown
as Crack Passenger
David Aronson
as Reverend
James Opher
as Nat Turner
Eliezor Niborski
as Emanuel Ringelblum
Michael Lemelle
as Nat Turner
Alexander Senderovich
as Chaim Kaplan/Ben Shem
Diane Franklyn
as Hansel Mieth
Billy Dye
as Nat Turner
Mendy Cahan
as Abraham Lewin/Hersh Waser
Neill Fleeman
as Airline Interviewer
Oliver Freberger
as Otto Hagel
Patrick Waller
as Nat Turner
Jamill Fowler
as Pork Chop
Hava Alberstein
as Rachel Auerbach
Tom Nowicki
as Thomas R. Gray
Gera Sandler
as Jonas Turkow
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
Viktor Hernandez
as Quiera's Cousin
Moses Gibson
as Allen Crawford
Wel Mayom Jok
as DVD Seller
J. Malaak Juuk
as Motel Janitor
Mark Joy
as Judge Jermiah Cobb
Justin Dray
as Thomas Moore
Linda Lindsly
as Airline Interviewer
Michael Kennedy
as James Therevant
Djibril Lo
as Bank Cab Driver
Harry Kollatz
as Benjamin Phipps
Laurel Lyle
as Harriet Beecher Stowe
Ken Lugen
as Taxi Cab Employee
Tony Miratti
as Gov. John Floyd
Kelsey Grammer
as William F. Buckley
Angus MacLachlan
as Crack Passenger
John Lithgow
as Gore Vidal
Trevor Metscher
as Ticket Attendant
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, Dan Cogan, Lois Vossen, Andrew Herwitz, Bernardo Ruiz, Gordon Quinn, Ravida Din, Carlos Ávila, Smriti Nevatia, Steve Luczo, Dr. Steven Channing, Bill Kennedy, Marco Williams, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Skully, Leigh Blake, John Battsek, John Carlin, Nick Fraser, Aaron Pruitt, Steve Hoover, Steve Buscemi, Fenton Bailey, Christina Fon, Quincy Jones III, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Abigail E. Disney, Gini Reticker, Stefan Nowicki, Julie Goldman, Stanley Tucci, Heather Rae, Kathy Dziubek, Deborah Hoffmann, Sandie Viquez Pedlow, Carlos Santana, Nitin Khanna, Michael Killen, Joey Carey, Wren Arthur, Jonny Persey, Nicole Stott, Karan Khanna, Ira Heilveil, Linda Ludwick, Charlotte LaGarde, Paige West, Jim Kreitzburg, Leon Gast, Matthew Weaver, Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub, Kat White, Ted Dintersmith, Jacquie Jones, Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, Janet MacGillivray Wallace, Jaswinder Grover, Tim Foley, Jennifer T. Kelly, Justine Nagan, Marta Kauffman, Chris Kelly, Justin Nagan, Bonni Cohen, Ruth Ann Harnisch, Jay Walia, Catherine Olsen, Jon Else, Jenny Raskin, Lisa Gunn, John Baruck, Dalton Delan, Jonathan Murray, Rita Pastore, Jerry Rothwell, Ernest Webb, Capella Fahoome, Chris Clements, Donna Fairman Wilson, Danny Glover, David Thompson, Jamie Wolf, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Josh Green, Danny Alpert, Beth Hames, Jonathan Scheuer, Gil Goldschein, Ian Darling, Joy Tomchin, William B. Hirsh, Scott Verges, Lynda Weinman, Nancy Spielberg, Sterling Van Wagenen, Ryan Harrington, Todd Rubinstein, Renee Tajima-Pena, Driss Benyaklef, Eugene Jarecki, Roger Fields, Robert A. Compton, Jamie Wolf, Donna Gruneich, Bill Genovese, Scott Budnick, Bob Alexander, Philippe Sands, Roger Fields, Wim Wenders, Brian Glazer, Adam Spielberg, David Evans, Errol Morris, Kevin Gruneich, Tiffany Schauer, Scott Christopherson, Michael J. Zak, David Evans, David Sutherland, Jim Butterworth, Matthew Freud, Judith Vecchione, Hanka Kastelicová, Abou Farman, Susan Ann Davis, Ari Ioannides, Andrew W. Schwertfeger, Sandie Pedlow, Dave Lawrence, Seth Gordon, Kembrew McLeod, Regina Scully, Julia Willoughby Nason, Susan Sarandon, Brad Barber, Vivian Kleiman, Christine Ioannides, Cara Mertes, Thom Beers, Karl Katz, Thomas Morgan, Marcy Garriott, Vincenzo De Cecco, Kevin S. Bright, Michael Bloom, Jeff Skoll, Cindy Meehl, Marc Turtletaub, Khosrow Semnani, Julie Benello Parker, Phil Fairclough, Erin Prather Stafford, Diana Barrett, Diane Weyermann, Wendy Ettinger, Claudia Bright, Luke Wilson, Mark Lipson, Saeed Nasiri, David Menschel, Judith Helfand, Gavin Dougan, Meredith Vieira, Christine Herbes-Sommers, Karol Martesko-Fenster, Cindy Waitt, Steve Eckelman, Fernando Meirelles, Dan Fegan, Greg Henry, Michael D. Ratner, Gernot Schaffler, Nick Stuart, Amy Rapp, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Jackie de Botton, Kimberly Steward, Stephanie Levy, Thomas Brunner, Carolanne Dolan, Stephanie Levy, Pamela Colloff, John Singleton, David Baldwin, Gary Schermerhorn, Lilly Bright, Richard Kincaid, Mary Warlick, Maja Horffmann, David Shadrack Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld, Laurie Harris, Gregory Beauchamp, Ellen Schneider, Mara Sandler, Stefano Durdic, Don Carleton, Roberto Alcantara, Kirk Souder, Catherine Price, Mark Pinkus, Henry Ansbacher, Laurie Benenson, Tobias Janson, Bruce Resnikoff, Louise Lo, Eddie Schmidt, Spike Lee, Sig Sigworth, Bryan Storkel, John Legend, Tom Waterson, Cindy Waterson, Brad Pitt, Stanley Nelson, Russell Simmons, Tom Love, Kathy Love, Clif Philips, Will Gauroutte, Andy Cohen, Joslyn Barnes, Joshua Fine, 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, Michael Anderson, Leif Owen Klein, Katherine Keane, Patty Payne Green, Steve Bannatyne, Michael Anderson, Lorenz Reibling, Steven G. Kaplan, Jon Hagstrom, Paul Augusteijn, Janet Cole, Mary Strauss, Glades Perreras, Jack Walsh, Charles Hobson, Michael Anderson, Christopher Hird, Sonia L. Gilbert, Revital Oren, Jess Search, Gregg L. Daniel, Joe Fries, Joey Rappa, Paul Al-Massad, Fred Green, Kay Klubertanz, D. Stuart Harrison, Iikka Vehkalahti, Alexander Goekjian, Louella Lee, Deborah Shaffer
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