Tuesdays, November 3rd - 24th at 11:00 p.m.
Encompassing the full spectrum of film — from history to drama to animation to shorts to social-issue films — this anthology series allows audiences greater access to powerful and innovative programs united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. Maggie Gyllenhaal hosts the new season.
Power Paths (November 3)
It’s time to cut our dependence on fossil fuel and pursue renewable energy. But how can it be done? Native-American tribes turn to solar and wind sources to provide clean sustainable energy for cities across the west. Their traditional values regarding conservation and the earth offer real solutions to America’s energy crisis.
D Tour (November 10)
Pat Spurgeon has big dreams to make it as an indie rock musician. Just as his career is about to take off, he suffers an incredible setback when one of his kidneys begins to fail. Follow Pat on his emotional search for a living organ donor. But can he balance his health with a rock ’n’ roll lifestyle? By Jim Granato
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (November 17)
They took Hollywood by storm — escaping the brutal Soviet oppression of the Hungarian Revolution and rising to fame with classic films like Easy Rider, Deliverance, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Deer Hunter. Cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond pioneered the “American New Wave,” defining innovative ways to tell stories. This is an intimate portrait of the 50-year journey of two giants of modern image-making and the deep bond of brotherhood that transcended every imaginable boundary. By James Chressanthis.
Objectified (November 24)
How does the design of a cell phone, toothbrush or couch affect your life? Did you ever stop to think about it? Director Gary Hustwit (“Helvetica”) looks at our complex relationship with manufactured objects, the people who design them and the creative process behind their work. Step inside the offices of the world’s most influential product designers to see how these objects influence us — oftentimes without our even knowing it. By Gary Hustwit.
Visit the website at www.pbs.org/independentlens.