Independent Lens Episodes

1999, TV Show

Independent Lens Episode: "A Hard Straight"

Season 6, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: “A Hard Straight” follows three California parolees as they try to put their lives back together. That's no mean feat. “It's easy to get in and hard to get out,” sighs Aaron “Shep” Shepard, who's continually running afoul of his parole officers in San Francisco's Tenderloin. For Regina Allen, the problem is substance abuse. And ex-gang member Richard “Smiley” Martinez has a girlfriend and young son, and can make a decent living as a tattoo artist. But gang ties are hard to break.
Original Air Date: Jan 4, 2005

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
User Rating: (22 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

Cast

Shop

Independent Lens: More Than a Month
Buy Independent Lens: More Than a Month from Amazon.com
From Pbs (Direct) (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $18.82 (as of 7:57 PM EST - more info)
Independent Lens: When I Rise
Buy Independent Lens: When I Rise from Amazon.com
From Pbs (Direct) (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $14.07 (as of 7:57 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular