The ITVS Indie Roundup

A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.

Our friends at Chicken & Egg Pictures just granted more than $200,000 to 25 documentaries produced by female filmmakers. Take a look at this year’s enticing list films.

Become a pre-interview pro with these tips from the directors of Better This World and ITVS’s The Revisionaries, including how to make your subjects feel like you aren’t “against them.”

Would you let the world see what’s inside your refrigerator? The subjects of this photography series did: You Are What You Eat by San Antonio photographer Mark Menjivar proves that the smallest details inside a person’s home often reveal so much about their character. Continue reading

Independent Lens Celebrates Hollywood Classics

The Librarian of Congress, with input from the public and advice from the National Film Preservation Board, selects 25 films each year to add to the Registry. These Amazing Shadows goes behind the scenes to show the discussions, the debates, and the drama that surround this selection process.

Watch These Amazing Shadows, by filmmakers Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton, Thursday on PBS.

Mary-Louise Parker Says: “Join the Club!”

Trouble rallying friends for book club? Mary-Louise Parker invites indie film lovers across the country to rally during PBS broadcasts of Independent Lens under #ILDocClub on twitter. Join the conversation each week with fresh reactions from viewers and some of the most provocative independent filmmakers on the planet.

Up Next on Independent Lens, Deaf Jam

Founding Series Producer of Independent Lens Lois Vossen, sets up the documentary Deaf Jam by filmmaker Judy Lieff.

The film follows Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, as she discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry. As she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a spoken-word slam, her journey leads to an unexpected collaboration.

Remember to participate in the Independent Lens film club, while you watch, under #ILDocClub on Twitter.

Up Next on Independent Lens, Lives Worth Living

The documentary, by filmmaker Eric Neudel, follows one man’s struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and his role in the earliest days of the Disability Rights Movement. Watch the video below as Independent Lens Series Producer Lois Vossen sets up the film.

Remember to participate in our weekly Independent Lens film club. Tonight, join filmmaker Eric Neudel and other indie fans for a live chat on twitter at 7:30PM PT / 10:30PM ET under #ILDocClub.

Tweetback from Donor Unknown via #ILDocClub

Week two of the new Independent Lens #ILDocClub took off last night on twitter, during the PBS broadcast of Donor Unknown.

Be sure to join the conversation next time you’re watching Independent Lens on PBS. For now, scroll through some of the chatter from this week’s episode, below…

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