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New York, NY — June 4, 2015 — POV (Point of View), American television’s longest-running showcase for award-winning documentaries, invites viewers to host “premiere parties”—large or small—to watch and discuss POV’s 28th season of eye-opening new films with friends and family, then enter for a chance to win prizes! POV’s new season begins Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and continues weekly through Monday, Aug. 31; the season concludes with special broadcasts in September and October.
Just gather as many people as you like to your house, school, community center or any location, to watch the PBS national broadcast premieres of POV’s 2015 films on your television or laptop. Then enter a random drawing for a chance to win a POV Party Pack with the POV Season 28 DVDs and/or posters (many signed by the filmmakers), popcorn, coffee, chocolate and more.
Can’t watch the PBS national broadcast? Don’t worry; you can still host a premiere party by watching POV films on pov.org during the month after their PBS premieres. The contest is open to people who are 16 years of age and older except where restricted by law. Visit pov.org/premiereparty to enter and for official entry rules.
POV Party Packs: What You’ll Get If You Win
A POV Party Pack includes everything you need to host your next POV premiere party, making it the perfect gift for any documentary fan.
- Each Party Pack includes:
- A DVD of the film you chose for your premiere party;
- An additional signed DVD and/or posters from POV season 28 films;
- A POV tote bag;
- Omnom Chocolate
- Grounds for Change: Cafe Femenino Peru coffee
- Newman’s Own Organics: Pop’s Corn organic microwave light butter popcorn
POV‘s Season 28 starts Monday, June 22, 2015 on PBS with blair dorosh-walther’s Out in the Night, an award-winning look at the women behind the New Jersey 4 case. The season includes Jesse Moss’ searing, critically acclaimed story about the human cost of America’s oil boom, The Overnighters on Monday, June 29; Stephanie Wang-Breal’s moving account of parents fighting the foster-care system, Tough Love on Monday, July 6; and Mikaela Shwer’s portrait of immigrant activist Angy Rivera, an irrepressible voice for undocumented youth, Don’t Tell Anyone (“No Le Digas a Nadie”) on Monday, Sept. 21.
For more information on POV‘s complete Season 28 schedule visit: http://to.pbs.org/1RG1cSY
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POV, public television’s premier showcase for nonfiction films, is American television’s longest-running independent documentary series. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. POV films have won 32 Emmys, 18 Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards®, the first-ever George Polk Documentary Film Award and the Prix Italia. The POV series has been honored with a Special News & Documentary Emmy Award for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking, two IDA Awards for Best Continuing Series and the NALIP Award for Corporate Commitment to Diversity. In 2013, American Documentary | POV was one of only 13 nonprofit organizations to win a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Visit www.pbs.org/pov.
Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, The Fledgling Fund, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Ettinger Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.