Visit our local events calendar for a full list of events happening across the country and join our Community Network to host a screening of your own! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @POVengage to stay connected to the latest news and screening info from Community Engagement and Education.

Birmingham, AL
Saturday, August 16th at 1:00pm
Come to the Historic 16th Street Baptist Church for a screening of The Barber of Birmingham as part of Transformation Birmingham’s C-Series! Following the film will be a panel discussion on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Since last December, Transformation Birmingham’s C-Series has selected movies and documentaries for spirited round-table discussions to open minds and prepare hearts to look critically at the various issues. These discussions feature a documentary and keynote speakers who offer reflections on fostering an understanding of the root causes of issues facing Birmingham’s African American community and the larger society.  For more information, visit Transformation Birmingham’s Facebook page, or call (205) 930-1401.


Princeton, NJ
Monday, August 18th at 7:00pm
Join the Princeton Public Library for a screening of Dance for Me as part of “The Artist in Society” – an eight-week documentary film series. For more information, visit


Hyannis, MA
Tuesday, August 19th at 2:00pm
Join the Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled for a screening of My Way to Olympia. This free event is open to the general community with the hope of sparking a discussion about the issues and ideas expressed in the film with CORD staff. For more information, call CORD at (508) 775-8300.


Oceanside, CA
Wednesday, August 20th at 1:00pm
Join Oceanside Public Library for a screening and discussion of 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story, a film that explores issues in the criminal justice system. For more information, call (760) 435-5625.
Chicago, IL
Thursday, August 21st at 5:00pm
Join the Chicago Public Library’s Back of The Yards Branch for a free screening of Katie Dellamaggiore’s Brooklyn Castle. For more information, call (312) 747-9595.


Danville, KY
Thursday, August 21st at 6:00pm
Join Boyle County Public Library Film Screening of The Most Dangerous Man in America. For more information, call the library at (859) 236-8466.


Louisville, KY
Thursday, August 21st at 7:00pm
Join the Middletown Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library for a screening of Ping Pong. For more information, please call (502) 245-7332.


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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.