‘Independent Lens’ lines up “Rich Hill,” “Kill Team”

Rich Hill (pictured), The Evolution of a Criminal, The Great Invisible and The Kill Team are among the documentaries set to air during the 2015 winter/spring season of PBS's 'Independent Lens.'
December 9, 2014

Rich Hill (pictured), The Evolution of a Criminal, The Great Invisible and The Kill Team are among the documentaries set to air during the 2015 winter/spring season of ‘Independent Lens.’

The ITVS and PBS documentary strand returns to U.S. screens on January 5 with directors Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Rich Hill, which is about three teenage boys coming of age in small-town America.

As previously reported, the line-up also includes a special presentation of the three-part series A Path Appears, which begins airing on January 26 and follows famous names including Mia Farrow and Jennifer Garner as they examine gender oppression and human rights violations around the world.

In Evolution of a Criminal, Darius Clark Monroe returns to his Texas hometown to explore the reasons he robbed a bank as a teenager. The Great Invisible is Margaret Brown’s look at the social and environmental fall-out from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; and director Dan Krauss examines reports of war crimes committed by a U.S. army platoon in Afghanistan in The Kill Team.

Check out the full schedule below. All films air at 10 p.m. EST.

January 5 – Rich Hill by Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo
January 12 – Evolution of a Criminal by Darius Clark Monroe
January 19 – The Kill Teamby Dan Krauss
January 26, February 2, and February 9 – A Path Appears by Maro Chermayeff
February 16 – Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People by Thomas Allen Harris
February 23 – American Denial by Llewellyn Smith
March 23 – Little White Lie by Lacey Schwartz
April 6 – Little Hope Was Arson by Theo Love
April 13 – The Homestretch by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly
April 20 – The Great Invisible by Margaret Brown
May 4 – Kumu Hina by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
May 11 – Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity by Catherine Gund
May 18 – 1971 by Johanna Hamilton
June 15 –Limited Partnership by Thomas Miller and Kirk Marcolina

The strand is also seeking submissions for its 2015-2016 season. Full details at the ‘Independent Lens’ website.

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