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Independent Lens Episode: "The Loss of Nameless Things"

Season 7, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: 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.”
Original Air Date: Feb 28, 2006
Guest Cast Barbara Hall
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Season 7, Episode 16
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Length: 01:25:00
Aired: 2/28/2006

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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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