- Upcoming Events
Join us for a free screening on Capitol Hill this Monday. For Black History Month in February, check out POV films highlighting the work of civil rights leaders and the movements they inspired.
- Upcoming POV Screenings
Check out the great lineup of POV films being screened across the country this week! Don’t forget to visit our local events calendar for a full list of events.
- From the POV Archive: Five Documentaries About Protest Movements
Put the "Occupy Wall Street" protests into perspective with this list of documentary films that chronicle past protest movements in the United States from the POV/PBS archive.
- Doc Roundup: June 20, 2008
IN THEATERS Werner Herzog‘s Encounters at the End of the World opened in limited release on June 11. The film follows Herzog’s travels in Antarctica, from the 1,100-person community of McMurdo Station, to the Ross Sea, to the Erebus volcano, capturing as many of nature’s sights as possible. Encounters at the End of the World […]
- Inspiring Passionate Dialogues at Community Screenings
I recently read an article by Dana Gioia titled “Connect the Prose and the Passion.” In the article, Gioia explored the etymology of the word “passion,” revealing that it comes from the Late Latin word passio, which means “suffering”. What does any of this have to do with documentaries? This month, I attended a screening […]
- POV Flashback: An Update to 'Street Fight'
One of the things that always strikes me as I watch documentaries is that the stories don’t end as the credits start to roll. After they’ve given us a glimpse into their lives, documentary subjects go on living, usually out of the spotlight — and we, the viewers who have come to care about them, […]
- 72 Hours at SXSW
Anne del Castillo, POV’s director of development and special projects, just returned from SXSW. She reports on what it was like to return to her old stomping grounds in Austin. I remember a conversation that I had with film bloggers Joel Heller, Agnes Varnum, and Sarah Jo Marks at SXSW last year: Joel told us […]
- What We're Watching, What We're Reading: Week of February 29, 2008
Watching Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts African American Lives 2 on PBS. Reading The Color of PoliticsNew Yorker article about Cory Booker, a “mayor of the post-racial generation” and the history of Newark politics. Variety reports that Agnes Varda is working on a new “autobiographical docu feature”, Les Places d’Agnes, that will be ready for […]
- Gift Guide: The Gift of Documentaries
Looking for a gift for your history-obsessed uncle? Your environmentally-conscious friend? Your urban sophisticate of a brother-in-law? Documentary DVDs could be the way to their heart this holiday season. When it comes to ordering documentaries, the glut of online stores selling DVDs make purchasing and shipping a breeze, but buyers and gifters beware: despite what […]
- Revolution '67 Screenings in Milwaukee This Week
If you live in Milwaukee, you have two chances to catch Revolution ’67 (POV 2007) this week. Wednesday, 11/28 Milwaukee, WI 7:30 pm docUquarium, at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee in partnership with UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare will host a screening of Revolution ’67. Filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno will be in […]