Our community partners across the country are busy hosting screenings of upcoming and past POV documentaries. Last night, Kings of Pastry was screened to a lively crowd of 200 at the Brooklyn Museum and was followed by a great discussion with Jacques Torres (“Mr. Chocolate”) and filmmakers D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. While the audience in Brooklyn was on the edge of their seats waiting to see who would be named MOF, My Perestroika was screening at Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles and Daniel Ellsberg was Skyping into a screening and discussion of The Most Dangerous Man in America in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s been a busy and exciting week for Community Engagement!

Coming up next, POV heads to Pennsylvania…

Erie, PA

Kings of Pastry
Friday, May 27, 2011, 7 PM
Tonight! A new community partner, the Erie Art Museum, begins its POV screening series with Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker’s latest documentary about the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France awards, the country’s Nobel Prize for pastry. For more information, visit the Erie Art Museum’s event calendar.
Find out more about the film at POV.

Ephrata, PA

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 6 PM
Ephrata Public Library returns from the holiday break with a riveting and poetic portrait of the American West. Shot amidst the grandeur of Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the film follows the last modern-day cowboys leading their flocks of sheep to summer pasture. For more information, visit the Ephrata Public Library event calendar.
For more about the film, visit POV.

New Holland, PA

The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court
Wednesday, June 1 2011, 10:15 AM
The Eastern Lancaster County Library partners with Garden Spot Village to present this edge-of-your-seat thriller to seniors in the New Holland community. For more information, visit the Eastern Lancaster County event calendar.
Find out more about the film at POV.

Check out POV’s Community Network site for more free screenings! You can also follow us on Twitter @POVengage for the latest news on screenings, resources and all things engaging.

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Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.