Independent Lens 1999 | TV Show

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Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

Premiered: August 9, 1999

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 7, Episode 16 The Loss of Nameless Things

First Aired: February 28, 2006

A moving profile of playwright Oakley Hall III, a founder of the Lexington Conservatory Theater in New York, whose promising career was cut short when he suffered brain damage in a fall from a bridge. Director Bill Rose's film examines Hall's work and includes comments from Hall's friends, family members, and others who know him. “What happened to Oakley was almost a Greek drama,” says poet George Crane. “It was genius or nothing, and it seemed at the end, that it had to come to nothing.”

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