Series: Independent Lens
This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. The series is supported by interactive companion Web sites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns. Actor Stanley Tucci hosts.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 2:00am
Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 1:00am
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 6:30am
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 12:30pm
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 10:00am
Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 1:00am
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 10:00am
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 2:00am
Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 1:00am
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 6:30am
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:30pm
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 10:00am
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 2:00am
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 1:00am
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:30am
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:30pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 10:00am
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this film takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.
Baffled by his dad's reluctance to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out to learn more about this culinary tradition and it's relevance to black cultural identity. The African American love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some tragic cases, deadly. This film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its benefits and consequences. Hurt looks at the socioeconomics of predominantly black neighborhoods, where it can be difficult to find healthy options and wonders if soul food has become an addiction in his community.