Upcoming POV Community & Festival Screenings

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Our 24th season might be winding down but our community partners are still out in full force. We have an exciting lineup of events this weekend and early next week, including a couple of festival screenings you don’t want to miss! Check out some of our upcoming screenings below or find a screening near you!

Better This World

Better This World

Port Townsend, WA

Better This World
September 23 & 24, 2011
Better This World will be screening at the Port Townsend Film Festival this weekend as part of the Documentary Features category. Check out the festival program here.

Presumed Guilty

Presumed Guilty

Phoenix, AZ

Presumed Guilty
Saturday, September 24, 2011, 1:00 PM
Check out a screening of Presumed Guilty at The Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave. All films at the museum are free on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Where Soldiers Come From

Where Soldiers Come From

Saint Louis Park, MN

Where Soldiers Come From
September 24 & 25 2011
Where Soldiers Come From premieres in Minnesota this weekend at the Twin Cities Film Fest! Buy tickets now!

Last Train Home

Last Train Home

San Diego, CA

Last Train Home
Monday, September 26, 2011, 6:30 PM
Come to a screening of Last Train Home at San Diego Public Library, 820 E. Street. To find out more, call 619-236-5817.

Check the Community Screenings Map for a full listing of events near you. Interested in hosting a screening in your community? It’s easy! Join our Community Network.

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @POVengage for the most up-to-date news from Community Engagement and Education!

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.
  • http://twitter.com/benFsinger Ben Singer

    So if I read you correctly I take it you didn’t like Into The Abyss? I’ve been very much wanting to see it. What about it missed the mark for you?

  • Doc Soup Man

    That’s a tough one. First, I can unequivocally say that you should go. It’s a very complex film and there is a lot to chew on. I love Herzog, and even a failed Herzog film is worth seeing. I feel his sensibility doesn’t quite fit the subject. I was repeatedly frustrated by the film because Herzog wants to do too many things here: make an anti-capital punishment film that is also an objective meditation on humanity. In a surprising turn, Herzog fails to be critical of many of his interviewees who, I think, don’t deserve such light treatment. I think he is romanticizing them.