Upcoming Community Screenings of ‘POV Short Cuts’ and ‘StoryCorps Shorts’

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Whether employing freewheeling animation or cinéma vérité, candid musings or fragmented recollections, the films of POV Short Cuts reveal the seriocomic depths of ordinary moments, memories and passions.

Whether employing freewheeling animation or cinéma vérité, candid musings or fragmented recollections, the films of POV Short Cuts reveal the seriocomic depths of ordinary moments, memories and passions.

POV received a record 12 nominations in the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, including a nomination in the Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming category for the 2010 StoryCorps Animated Series.

On August 23, PBS will broadcast the two newest shorts from StoryCorps as part of POV Short Cuts, an impressive one-hour collection of documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers, with stories ranging in subject from competitive birdwatching (Big Birding Day) to plastic surgery (Flawed) to adoption in Poland (Six Weeks) to a Tiffany lamp (Tiffany).

Beginning next week, these shorts will be screened across the country — in libraries, museums and coffee shops — and StoryCorps’ creators will even be present for a discussion at a special Brooklyn Museum screening next Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 7 PM!

You don’t want to miss this!

Portland, ME

POV Short Cuts
Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 5:30 PM
New POV community partner Portland Public Library screens the Short Cuts on Tuesday as part of its Summer Documentary Series. The screening will take place in the library’s Rines Auditorium at 5 Monument Square. To find out more, call 207-871-1700.

Brooklyn, NY

POV Short Cuts
Thursday, July 28, 2011, 7:00 PM
Join POV at the Brooklyn Museum for a screening of the shorts, followed by a Q&A with StoryCorps Shorts directors Mike & Tim Rauch and producer Lizzie Jacobs. Free with Museum admission. Seating is limited, so please purchase advance tickets.To find out more, call (718) 638-5000.

Princeton, NJ

POV Short Cuts
Thursday, August 4, 2011, 7:00 PM
Come to a sneak preview screening of Short Cuts, hosted by our community partners at Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. To find out more, call 609-924-9529.

For a full listing of upcoming community events, including additional POV Short Cuts screenings, visit our Local Events Calendar.

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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.