- The United States of Documentaries (Map)
A state-by-state breakdown of the best, most representative and most unique documentaries from the 50 states and Washington, D.C.
- The Elusive 'General' Audience
In a second post in a series on finding an audience for your documentary, Edward J. Delaney looks at how an emphasis on your film's storyline can help you grow your audience beyond a small core of fans.
- The Way We Get By – A Soldier's Story of Being Greeted
Last week, we rebroadcast the Emmy-nominated The Way We Get By. You can also watch it online through September 27, 2010. The film portrays a group of senior citizens who greet American soldiers at a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine. We received a number of amazing comments after the film aired, and wanted to highlight […]
- The Way We Get By – An Update from the Filmmaker
The Way We Get By first aired on POV in 2009 to great acclaim. It will rebroadcast on select PBS stations (check your local listings) on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010. The film has also been nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award! We emailed filmmaker Aron Gaudet to catch up on all things The […]
- Watch “The Way We Get By” on PBS Video and Win a CD of the Soundtrack
If you missed The Way We Get By when it was originally broadcast in November, and didn’t have a chance to watch it while it was streaming on the PBS Video Portal, here’s your chance — we’re offering the full film again. The film will be available until February 1, 2010, and we need you […]
- Appreciating Military Families
POV’s outreach and development coordinator Jessica Lee recently attended a screening of POV’s The Way We Get By on Capitol Hill. She writes about the experience and tells us what struck her about the film, its subjects and the screening. Recently, President Obama officially declared this November Military Family Month. As someone who has had […]
- Audience Appreciation for 'The Way We Get By'
Last night’s special Veterans Day broadcast of POV’s The Way We Get By prompted a tremendous response from PBS viewers — in fact, the most viewer emails, comments, tweets, etc. we’ve received in a very long time. Many U.S. service men and women and their families wrote to say that the film reminded them of […]
- Watch “The Way We Get By” on PBS Tonight
Today is Veterans Day, the one day out of the year that is specifically designated as a time to honor those who serve our country. But Bill Knight, Jerry Mundy, Joan Gaudet and the rest of the Maine Troop Greeters honor veterans and military members throughout the year by greeting them at a tiny airport […]
- How Did “The Way We Get By” End Up on POV?
The Way We Get By premieres on PBS next Wednesday, November 11 at 9 pm on most PBS stations. (Check local listings.) In this video clip from the film’s world premiere screening at the SXSW Film Festival, a member of the audience asked how the film got chosen to be on POV. Here’s what filmmaker […]
- Watch “The Way We Get By” at the Paley Center in NYC!
On November 11th, POV will air The Way We Get By. But if you just can’t wait to watch the film, which has already won a special jury award at Sundance and an audience award at Full Frame, then you can catch a screening of it at New York City’s Paley Center on Thursday, October […]
- Outside the Frame: Great Documentary Websites: Part Two
Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame. This is the second installment in a series exploring great documentary websites. Read part one. Over the past week, I invited filmmakers, academics, web producers, awards organizers and documentary film fans to nominate […]
- Link Roundup
MoMA’s retrospective of Kim Longinotto‘s work starts this week. This is a rare chance to see all of Kim’s masterful films in America, and to hear from Kim herself — she is considered one of the foremost vérité filmmakers in the documentary world. Kim’s film Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go will air on POV […]
- 'The Way We Get By' Comes to New York
On Tuesday night, POV co-presented the New York premiere of The Way We Get By (which will air as a POV November special on PBS) at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village. The screening was a part of Thom Powers‘ venerable Stranger than Fiction (STF) documentary series, and capped a full New York day for […]
- The Way We Get By's World Premiere at SXSW
The Way We Get By filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly have been at SXSW this week to premiere their film, which will air on POV in November 2009. Gita writes in to tell us more about the adventures of two filmmakers in Austin, Texas. Getting prepared for SXSW was intense for us — we […]