Independent Lens Season 6
Independent Lens Season 6
First Air Date: October 26, 2004
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6x27 Brother to Brother (June 14, 2005)
6x26 Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story (June 07, 2005)
6x25 Double Dare; Piki and Poko: Taking the Dare! (May 31, 2005)
6x24 Red Hook Justice (May 24, 2005)
6x23 Imelda: Power, Myth, Illusion (May 10, 2005)
How has Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines, managed to court, coddle, use and abuse power for nearly four decades? News clips, propaganda films, home movies, verite footage and interviews with Marcos, her friends and her enemies reveal her methods.
6x22 Imelda (May 10, 2005)
6x21 The Last Letter; Zyklon Portrait; The Walnut Tree (May 03, 2005)
6x20 End of the Century: The Ramones; Joe Strummer Rocks Again (April 26, 2005)
A profile of seminal punk band the Ramones includes concert footage, interviews with group members and clips of bands that influenced them or were influenced by them. Bassist Dee Dee Ramone died shortly after filming, while guitarist Johnny Ramone died soon after the film's release. Both are interviewed. Susan Sarandon introduces the film. Also: a preview of a movie about Joe Strummer, who is shown performing.
6x19 Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photographs of Milt Hinton (April 12, 2005)
6x18 A Lion's Trail (April 05, 2005)
6x17 Let the Church Say Amen (March 29, 2005)
6x16 Sunset Story (March 22, 2005)
6x15 Sisters of '77 (March 01, 2005)
Sisters of '77 is a documentary film that chronicles an unprecedented event in women's history, the first National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas in November 1977. The purpose of the National Women's Conference was to end discrimination against women and promote their equal rights. The conference was the first federally funded women's conference, and brought together over 20,000 women and men from around the United States. Sisters of '77 provides a look at a pivotal weekend that changed the course of history and the lives of the women who attended. The film incorporates rare archival footage and interviews of leaders relating this history to the present. The conference attendees included former first ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, and Rosalynn Carter. The women present included Republicans, Democrats, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinas, Native American, pro-choice, pro-life, straight, gay, liberal and conservative women. The most influential leaders attending the burgeoning women’s movement included Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Smeal, Ann Richards, Coretta Scott King, Billie Jean King, and Barbara Jordan.
6x14 Thunder in Guyana/Unites States of Poetry (February 22, 2005)
6x13 On a Roll: Disability and the American Dream (January 01, 0001)
Greg Smith and his family bare all in this unflinching portrait of a 65-pound man striving for the American dream. Fueled by discrimination, Smith created "On a Roll" talk radio from his wheelchair in 1992. The father of three travels the globe but finds his own nation's capital inaccessible - a minor challenge compared to living independently and having safe intimate relationships.
6x12 February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four (February 01, 2005)
6x11 Power Trip (January 25, 2005)
6x10 A Touch of Greatness (January 11, 2005)
6x09 A Hard Straight (January 04, 2005)
6x08 Short, Not Sweet (December 28, 2004)
6x07 Fine; Doki-Doki (December 21, 2004)
6x06 Girl Wrestler (December 14, 2004)
6x05 The Day My God Died (November 30, 2004)
6x04 Los Angeles Now (November 23, 2004)
Los Angeles Now is a 60 minute documentary by producer/director Phillip Rodriguez. It first aired in November 2004 on PBS’s Independent Lens series. The documentary investigates the city of Los Angeles as it comes of age and wrestles with its history and its future. The film includes conversations with a broad range of Los Angeles figures, from actress Salma Hayek and businessman/philanthropist Eli Broad to author and essayist Richard Rodriguez and Cardinal Roger Mahony.
6x03 Afghanistan Unveiled (November 16, 2004)
6x02 Polka Time (November 09, 2004)
6x01 The Political Dr. Seuss (October 26, 2004)
The Political Dr. Seuss is a 2004 documentary film written by Ron Lamothe, Eric Martin and Lois Vossen, and directed by Ron Lamothe.