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Independent Lens

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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 10, Episode 7 Doc

First Aired: December 9, 2008

"Doc" features filmmaker Immy Humes' profile of her father, Harold L. Humes (1926-92), who cofounded the Paris Review and wrote two acclaimed novels during the 1950s, managed Norman Mailer's 1961 NYC mayoral bid and drifted into mental illness following a 1965 LSD experience. Included: interviews with many of his friends, including Review founders Peter Matthiessen and George Plimpton; filmmaker Jonas Mekas; counterculture icon Timothy Leary; and authors Paul Auster, William Styron and Mailer.