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The Last Laugh - Trailer

The Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy — but is it? History shows that even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps used humor as a means of survival and resistance. The Last Laugh weaves together stories from Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone and interviews with influential comedians from Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, and Gilbert Gottfried.

 
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This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. The series is supported by interactive companion Web sites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns.
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    Sunday, Jun 25 at 5am TPT LIFE
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    New Sunday, Jun 25 at 10:30pm TPT 2
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    Saturday, Jul 1 at 10:33pm TPT LIFE
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    Follow the evolution of daredevil choreographer Elizabeth Streb's movement philosophy as expressed through her technique, lifestyle and challenge to assumptions about art, aging, injury, gender and human possibility. By Catherine Gund.
    Sunday, Jul 16 at 2:30pm TPT LIFE
  • #1617 — Limited Partnership
    In 1975, when American Richard married Australian native Tony in one of the first same sex marriages performed in the US, they found themselves on the front lines in the battle for legal immigration status for same sex spouses.
    Sunday, Jun 25 at 5am TPT LIFE
  • #1702 — India's Daughter
    Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a promising 23-year-old female medical student in Delhi sparked an international movement for change in this news-making film that was banned in India.
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    Watch a covert terrorism sting unfold as a longtime counterterrorism informant takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist, without informing his superiors.
    Monday, Jul 3 at 4:30am TPT 2
  • #1720 — T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold
    Meet Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, who rose from the streets of Flint, Michigan, and at 17 won the first Olympic gold medal for women's boxing in 2012. In this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.
    Saturday, Jul 29 at 10:30pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Jul 30 at 4:30am TPT LIFE
  • #1820 — Real Boy
    Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.
    New Sunday, Jun 25 at 10:30pm TPT 2
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    Sunday, Jul 2 at 4:33am TPT LIFE

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