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Almost There

by Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden

Outsider artist Peter Anton, 82, has spent decades obsessively chronicling his rollercoaster of a life into a massive, illustrated autobiography, and nothing — not poverty, isolation, or crippling disabilities — will stop him from seeing it published.

The Amasong Chorus: Singing Out

by Jay Rosenstein

In a small Illinois college town, a music student creates a lesbian/feminist choral group, transforming the community as she builds an award-winning ensemble.

Independent Lens

Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity

by Robert A. Clift

As hip-hop music and culture continue to redefine American life, its influence exposes the high stakes of the struggle to cross or maintain the cultural divide.

Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes

by Peter Rosen

American Masters

The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance

by Stephen Parry

From the Great Migration of the 1920s through the hardships of World War II, The National Barn Dance unified rural Americans with traditional folk music and country humor.

In the Realms of the Unreal

by Jessica Yu

This experimental documentary portrays the work of Henry Darger, a janitor by day and “outsider artist” by night who transcended social isolation and poverty by creating his own world through art.

POV

Polka Time

by Lisa Blackstone

Each July for more than 30 years, polka lovers from around the United States have descended on the tiny rural town of Gibbon, Minnesota for the Gibbon Polka Fest.

Independent Lens

Summer Sun Winter Moon

by Hugo Perez

An unlikely collaboration between a Blackfeet poet and an unconventional classical composer results in a provocative symphony about the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of American Indians today.

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