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by Morgan Neville
From 1957 to 1966, the Ferus Gallery was the catalyst of modern art in Los Angeles. Launching the careers of luminaries like Warhol, Ruscha and Lichtenstein, Ferus built an art scene from scratch and transformed the cultural climate of the West Coast.
by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod
Can you own a sound? Copyright Criminals examines the history and influence of musical sampling, provoking debates about copyright, compensation, and creativity in the age of intellectual property.
by Carol Sauvion
This three-part series explores the history and significance of the craft movement in America and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage.
by Jim Granato
Refusing to let a failing kidney deter him, indie rock drummer Pat Spurgeon goes on tour with his band while searching for a donor and administering his own dialysis.
by Judy Lieff
Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, 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.
by Immy Humes
The amazing adventures of novelist and Paris Review founder Harold Louis “Doc” Humes — featuring a paper house, the Hip Messiah, Don Peyote, Leary, Mailer, Auster, and the FBI. A story about ideas, drugs, literature, protest, and paranoia, that sheds light on American cultural history as well as an original mind.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Amanda Michell, Karen Johnson, and Danielle Renfrew
Follow the Hollywood stuntwomen who doubled for Wonder Woman and Xena: Warrior Princess as they struggle to stay employed, stay thin and stay sane in this notoriously macho profession.
by Kit-Yin Snyder
An artist and self-proclaimed “old Chinese lady” sets out to explore her own identity and prove it’s never too late to take a risk by making her first film at the age of 68.
by Frances Nkara
Blending experimental images with an intimate interview with therapist Robert Hall, this short film chronicles how one man transformed a childhood of abuse into a life of confidence and strength.
by Nancy Kelly
Downside Up tells the story of how a blue-collar town in rural Massachusetts reinvented itself in the post-industrial economy by opening the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
True Stories, Independent Lens