Erica Scharf’s Up Heartbreak Hill will be broadcast on POV’s upcoming 25th anniversary season. The film chronicles the lives of three Native American teenagers in Navajo, New Mexico — Thomas, an elite runner, Tamara, an academic superstar, and Gabby, an aspiring photographer — as they navigate their senior year at a reservation high school. Check the film out on the big screen before you catch it on PBS!

Santa Fe, NM

Monday, March 19, 2012, 6 PM
The Santa Fe Art Institute explores interconnections of contemporary art and society through artist and writer residencies, public lectures and workshops, exhibitions and educational outreach. On March 19, they will screen Up Heartbreak Hill in Tipton Hall, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Erica Scharf!

Cleveland, OH

Tuesday, March 27 to Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Cleveland International Film Festival has an impressive lineup of docs this year, including Up Heartbreak Hill. For screening times and ticket info, please visit

Atlanta, GA

Festival runs Friday, March 23 to Sunday, April 1, 2012
Up Heartbreak Hill screens at Atlanta Film Festival 365. Check the festival website at for screening times and ticket info.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.