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Independent Lens Episode: "Man Bites Shorts"

Season 5, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: A collection of six short films, begins with “Compulsory Breathing,” a 24-minute tale of a suicidal man (Yuri Lane) and the woman (Beth Lisick) who wants to kill herself with his gun---after he's finished with it. Also: “Bike Ride,” Thurberesque animation about a lovesick man riding 70 miles to see a woman who doesn't want to see him; “Dilly Dally,” a poem performed by Everton Sylvester of the Brooklyn Funk Essentials; “Don't Nobody Love the Game More than Me,” a Socratic debate on a basketball court; “Tom Hits His Head,” about a dizzy six months in the life of the filmmaker (Tom Putnam); and “Sergi,” two minutes' worth of musings about hockey and identity in New York's Central Park.
Original Air Date: Dec 30, 2003
Guest Cast Beth Lisick Tom Putnam Ezra Knight Adam Felber Craig Alan Edwards Barry Bradford Dan Cronin Yuri Lane Beth Kennedy Guy A. Fortt Everton Sylvester

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

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