Independent Lens

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Independent Lens
Premiere August 9, 1999
Airs check local listings
Host varies
Network PBS
Style 60/90-minute anthology
Company ITVS (seasons 4– )
Seasons 20
Episodes 200+ (through season 15)
Status Currently airing season 20
Origin USA

Independent Lens is an anthology that airs on PBS. Each episode features an independent film, or sometimes more than one short independent film.

The series began in 1999 and for three years aired 10 episodes each fall season. In 2002, PBS announced that in 2003 the series would relaunch and expand to 29 primetime episodes a year.

Contents

Hosts

Person   Duration
Main Cast
Angela Bassett 4
Don Cheadle 5
Susan Sarandon 6
Edie Falco 7
Terrence Howard 8 9 10

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
PBS
Season One August 9, 1999 October 11, 1999 10
Season Two October 2, 2000 December 4, 2000 10
Season Three September 7, 2001 November 9, 2001 10
Season Four February 4, 2003 June 3, 2003 14
Season Five October 14, 2003 June 15, 2004 28 + 3
Season Six October 26, 2004 June 14, 2005 28
Season Seven October 11, 2005 June 22, 2006 29
Season Eight October 24, 2006 June 5, 2007 27
Season Nine October 16, 2007 June 19, 2008 27
Season Ten October 22, 2008 September 21, 2009 26
Season Eleven October 13, 2009 June 1, 2010 27
Season Twelve October 19, 2010 June 14, 2011 25
Season Thirteen October 13, 2011 July 26, 2012 27
Season Fourteen October 8, 2012 27
Season Fifteen October 2013
Season Sixteen October 2014
Season Seventeen October 2015
Season Eighteen October 2016
Season Nineteen October 2017
Season Twenty October 29, 2018

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

External Sites