1997 POV Season
by R.J. Cutler and David Van Taylor
Premiere Date: August 5, 1997
What does it take to be a perfect candidate in a cynical age? A Perfect Candidate Is an up-to-the-minute critique of our campaign process — and a twisted journey into the underbelly of american politics.
by Deborah Kaufman, Bari Scott and Alan Snitow and
Premiere Date: July 29, 1997
Why is the mere mention of Blacks and Jews in the same breath so riddled with complexity?
by Jane Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio
Premiere Date: July 22, 1997
This POV classic film offers a rare and disarming peek into the very real lives of teenage girls in South Philly in the early 1990s.
by Jay Rosenstein
Premiere Date: July 15, 1997
Charlene Teters, a Spokane Indian, evolves from mother and student into a leading voice against the merchandising of Native American sacred symbols as sports mascots.
by Alex Rubin and Jeremy Workman
Premiere Date: July 8, 1997
Obsessively confusing and abusing the lines between life and art, writer-director Henry Jaglom challenges the boundaries of filmmaking and viewer endurance.
by Laura Simon
Premiere Date: July 1, 1997
Teacher/filmmaker Laura Simon takes us inside her school's classrooms and faculty lounge, where a California law will deny public education to the children of undocumented immigrants.
by Michael Smith
Premiere Date: June 24, 1997
An excruciatingly tender look at the frayed lives of the family and friends of Jesse Rahim Hall, a promising young hip hop artist from East Oakland, California killed in a drive-by shooting.
by Judith Helfand
Premiere Date: June 17, 1997
Battling personal grief, corporate power, and her mother's guilt, Helfand turns the camera on herself and her family to document her battle with DES-related cancer.
by Steven Lipscomb
Premiere Date: June 10, 1997
While chronicling his mother's recent struggle to become a Southern Baptist pastor, filmmaker Steven Lipscomb uncovered a whirlwind of change and a rising tide of opposition to women as senior church leaders.
by Alan Berliner
Premiere Date: June 3, 1997
Alan Berliner drags his reluctant father kicking and screaming down memory lane to probe the swirls of conflict and affection that bind every family.