Upcoming POV Community Screenings

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On May 26, POV films will be seen on screens from Maine to Michigan to California. Our partners have started hosting sneak previews of the upcoming POV season, so don’t miss out on a free screening near you!

Brooklyn, NY

Kings of Pastry
Thursday, May 26, 2011, 7 PM
The Brooklyn Museum continues its Thursday night POV screening series with the award-winning doc about the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, the country’s Nobel Prize for pastry. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Chris Hegedus, D A Pennebaker and special guest Jacques Torres (“Mr. Chocolate”). Free with Museum admission. Seating is limited, so please purchase your admission early here.
Find out more about the film at POV.

Grand Rapids, MI

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Thursday, May 26, 2011, 7 PM
Come to a screening and panel discussion of this Peabody Award-winning doc and learn more about Daniel Ellsberg, a leading Vietnam War strategist who, in 1971, leaked 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times. This event is hosted by WGVU and will take place at the Grand Valley State University in the Loosemore Auditorium, Room 122, Bldg E, 401 Fulton St. W. The screening will be followed by a discussion with area experts and Dr. Ellsberg via Skype. To RSVP, contact Steve Chappell, WGVU at 616-331-6505 or chappels(at)gvsu.edu. Register online here. Space is limited.
For more about the film, visit POV.

Los Angeles, CA

My Perestroika
Thursday, May 26 2011, 8 PM
Come to a sneak preview screening of this much-talked-about doc. It’s the story of five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from sheltered Soviet childhood to the collapse of the USSR in their teenage years to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. This event is hosted by the Echo Park Film Center, 1200 Alvarado Street. To find out more, call 213-484-8846.
Find out more about the film at POV.

Rockland, ME

Ella Es el Matador (She Is the Matador)
Thursday, May 26 2011, 6:30 PM
Follow Mari Paz Vega and Eva Florencia as they challenge Spain’s tradition of male-dominated bullfighting. This screening is hosted by the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union Street. To find out more, call 207-594-0310.
Find out more about the film at POV.

Check out our Community Network site for a full listing of upcoming screenings and information on how to host a screening near you! You can also follow us on Twitter @POVengage for the latest news on screenings, resources and all things engaging.

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Jamie Dobie
Jamie Dobie
Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.