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Upcoming POV Documentary Screenings

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Looking to stay cool this weekend? Beat the heat with POV’s Season 25 premieres and encores. Listed below are a few of the weekend’s upcoming screenings. Don’t see your town or city? Visit our local events calendar for a full listing and join our Community Network to host a screening of your own! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @POVengage to stay connected to the latest news and screening information from Community Engagement and Education!

Guilty Pleasures - reading romance book

Lancaster, PA

Guilty Pleasures
Friday, July 27, 2012, 12:00 PM
Join the Lancaster Public Library for a Friday lunch-time brown bag screening. Bring your lunch and enjoy a sneak-preview of the documentary, Guilty Pleasures. If you have time, stay for a discussion and share your thoughts. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (717) 394-2651.

Washington, DC

Guilty Pleasures
Friday, July 27, 2012, 7:00 PM
Join the Hill Center for a screening and discussion of Guilty Pleasures. For more information, call (202) 549-4172.

Houston, TX

Better This World
Friday, July 27, 2012, 7:00 PM
Film Screening of Better This World followed by discussion. Houston activist Esteban Tovar, who appears in the film will be available for Q&A.

Ephrata, PA

I’m Carolyn Parker
Saturday, July 28, 2012, 2:00 PM
The Ephrata Public Library continues their sneak preview POV summer film series with I’m Carolyn Parker.

Bronx, NY

Up Heartbreak Hill
Saturday, July 28, 2012, 7:00 PM
Come check out the Bronx Documentary Center for a screening of Up Heartbreak Hill, followed by a Q&A with director/producer Erica Scharf and producer Christina King. For more information, call (347) 332-6962.

POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Jim Caron

    “How to Survive a Plague” should be on the list! An inspiring and powerful film about activists who forced drug companies and FDA to “fast track” meds for HIV. Though not widely promoted, this film has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes–many excellent reviews!

    • joobazhie

      It is

  • rj

    Searching For Sugar Man is the best film of 2012 not just the best documentary, The story is amazing and the people make it memorable. It’s an absolute must see.

  • thelawmc

    Searching for Sugar Man, Jason Becker – Not Dead Yet, Butch Walker – Out Of Focus