POV’s 26th Season Celebrates Independent Filmmakers’ Vision and Tenacity

POV 26

POV launches its 26th season on PBS on several high notes. On the heels of winning a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (https://fashionpluslifestyle.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/american-documentary-pov-wins-macarthur-foundation-award/), the acclaimed documentary series begins its 2013 season by moving to the coveted Monday night timeslot on PBS.

POV’s new season features a wide range of stories and themes–our new programs reveal filmmakers committed to portraying life’s long arc, following their subjects for years to capture small moments that spark great change across generations.

The season kicks off on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10 PM with Christine Turner’s Homegoings, which recently had a standing-room-only world premiere in a special Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) tribute to POV, and closes September 23, 2013, with Samantha Buck’s Best Kept Secret. Four special presentations–two of them part of PBS’ Independent Film Showcase–will follow in the fall and winter.

POV 2013 Schedule (check local listings):
June 24 – Homegoings by Christine Turner
July 1 – Special Flight by Fernand Melgar
July 8 – Herman’s House by Angad Singh Bhalla
July 15 – Only the Young by Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims
July 22 – High Tech, Low Life by Stephen Maing
July 29 – Neurotypical by Adam Larsen
Aug. 5 – Encore Presentation: Last Train Home by Lixin Fan
Aug. 12 – Encore Presentation: The City Dark by Ian Cheney
Aug. 19 – The Law in These Parts by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz and Liran Atzmor
Aug. 26 – 5 Broken Cameras by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
Sept. 9 – Ping Pong by Hugh Hartford and Anson Hartford
Sept. 16 – The World Before Her by Nisha Pahuja
Sept. 23 – Best Kept Secret by Samantha Buck

Then, this fall, PBS will present a four-week multi-platform Independent Film Showcase on Monday nights at 10 PM with films from POV and Independent Lens, which together provide a year-round broadcast footprint for independent filmmakers on public television. The Showcase is slated to take place during the weeks between the seasons of POV and Independent Lens.

The PBS Independent Film Showcase will feature two POV titles (date/time TBA):
Brooklyn Castle by Katie Dellamaggiore
56 Up by Michael Apted

Finally, in the fall and winter, POV will present two special broadcasts:
American Promise by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
StoryCorps Special by The Rauch Brothers

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POV has the honor of receiving a 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the desJardins/Blachman Fund and public television viewers. Funding for POV’s Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special support provided by The Fledgling Fund and the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with www.WNET.ORG.