POV Announces June-August 2014 Broadcast Schedule
Art and Life Intersect in New Season of POV, Beginning Monday, June 23 on PBSFrom 'When I Walk' to 'American Revolutionary,' POV Documentaries Show How Art Can Both Heal and Surprise, ...
March 13, 2014 --
NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Marking its 27th season on PBS, the award-winning documentary series POV (Point of View) today announced films to be broadcast from June 23 to Aug. 18, 2014. Additional documentaries, which will be featured later in the regular season and as POV specials, will be announced shortly.
It's often been said that art imitates life. This season on POV, art becomes a major player that imitates, intimidates, heals and transforms the lives of individuals and communities.
The 27th season of POV begins on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) on PBS and continues with regular broadcasts through September 2014. The season concludes with special presentations in winter 2014 and spring 2015. The POV slate features films from around the globe that are a feast for the eyes as well as the mind.
In When I Walk, a young up-and-coming filmmaker discovers he has multiple sclerosis. To cope, he decides to use the art of filmmaking to look at his new reality. And in Dance for Me, a 15-year-old Russian dancer leaves everyone and everything he knows to perfect his craft in Denmark.
The art of politics is also on display, in American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, about a fiery activist who urges today's movers and shakers to think in entirely new ways; and in Getting Back to Abnormal, in which a New Orleans politician prone to putting her foot in her mouth gets an education in street smarts and the city's wildly divergent cultures.
POV recently announced a collaboration with The New York Times to premiere new documentaries on the organizations' websites. The first film, The Men of Atalissa by Dan Barry and Kassie Bracken, produced by The New York Times, can be seen on www.pbs.org/pov and www.nytimes.com. In addition, POV will renew its media partnership with New York flagship public radio station WNYC.
"Documentaries no longer exist on the cultural margins; they have become an essential tool in how we explore and experience the world," said POV Executive Producer Simon Kilmurry. "The work produced by these filmmakers is remarkable and important, engaging, daring and entertaining. And, it's exciting to see how audiences celebrate and embrace these stories."
"POV programs take you on a journey, whether traveling alongside a politician, a person grappling with a debilitating illness or an individual in love for the first time," said POV Co-Executive Producer Cynthia Lpez. "As always, POV films deliver a emotional punch with superbly crafted storytelling. This season promises to be a powerful rollercoaster ride."
POV 2014 Schedule, June 23-Aug. 18, 2014
(Additional regularly scheduled programs and specials to be announced. Programs air Mondays at 10 p.m.; check local listings):
June 23 When I Walk by Jason DaSilva
June 30 American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs by Grace Lee
July 7 My Way to Olympia by Niko von Glasow
July 14 Getting Back to Abnormal by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler
July 21 Dance for Me by Katrine Philp
July 28 Fallen City by Zhao Qi
Aug. 4 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story by Nadine Pequeneza
Aug. 11 Encore presentation: Neurotypical by Adam Larsen
Aug. 18 A World Not Ours by Mahdi Fleifel
For complete film descriptions and press release, visit www.pbs.org/pov/pressroom/2014/2014-season-announcement-documentary-films.php
SOURCE POV (Point of View)
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