Independent Lens (1999 - )


Independent Lens

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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, 3 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

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2011, PBS, 27 episodes

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2010, PBS, 25 episodes

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2009, PBS, 27 episodes

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2008, PBS, 26 episodes

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2007, PBS, 27 episodes

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2006, PBS, 27 episodes

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2005, PBS, 29 episodes

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2004, PBS, 27 episodes

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2003, PBS, 28 episodes

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2003, PBS, 14 episodes

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2001, PBS, 10 episodes

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2000, PBS, 10 episodes

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1999, PBS, 10 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
Reena Shah
as Narrator
Tony Plana
as Narrator
Tracy Thorne
as Narrator
Keith David
as Narrator
Tom Brokaw
as Narrator
Don Cheadle
as Narrator
Adelina Anthony
as Margarita
Corin Redgrave
as Cecil Williams
Red West
as William
Roger Robinson
as Bruce Nugent
Edwin Beschler
as Voice of Dr. Seuss
Denzel Washington
as John Coltrane
Yolanda Snowball
as Graham Miller
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
Duane Boutté
as Young Bruce
Mamadou Lam
as Mamadou
Frank Crimm
as Co-Worker
Taj Crown
as Harish
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
Ray Ford
as Wallace Thurman
Jim Babel
as Airline Interviewer
Carl Lumbly
as Nat Turner
Danl Thompson
as Mary's Mom
Diane Uribe
as Rosario
Tony Rosselli
as Jailbird
Janusz Hamerszmit
as Adam Czerniakow