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 5, Episode 26 Cosmopolitan

First Aired: June 1, 2004

Featured: “Cosmopolitan,” a romantic comedy about a set-in-his-ways Indian immigrant (Roshan Seth) left alone when his wife of 30 years suddenly leaves him. Enter his slightly dissolute next-door neighbor (Carol Kane). They're soon an item, thanks to tips he finds in copies of Cosmopolitan magazine that his grown daughter had left in the house. Interspersed throughout the story are send-ups of “Bollywood” production numbers.

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