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Dance for Me

by Katrine Philp

Premiere Date: July 21, 2014


At 15, Russian ballroom dancer Egor leaves everyone and everything he knows for a chance to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark’s most promising young performers. Will his choice be worth the sacrifices he must make? (90 minutes)

When I Walk

by Jason DaSilva

Premiere Date: June 23, 2014


Jason DaSilva was 25 and a rising filmmaker when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and inspired to film this forthright — and surprisingly uplifting — look at his new life. He searches for a cure, yet a different miracle comes his way. (90 minutes)

Grounded By Reality

by Elizabeth Strickler and Phoebe Brown

Premiere Date: April 30, 2013 (Online Only)


A glimpse into an artist's everyday struggles and her fierce determination to be seen as a whole and vital person through her art making.

Guilty Pleasures

by Julie Moggan

Premiere Date: July 12, 2012


Five heroes, four continents, one dream of true love. Because real life begins where romance novels end. (60 minutes)

The Learning

by Ramona Diaz

Premiere Date: September 20, 2011


Four Filipino women leave their families and schools to teach in the U.S. The women bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of American life. (90 minutes)

Big Birding Day

by David Wilson

Premiere Date: August 23, 2011


David Wilson offers a glimpse into the world of competitive birdwatching, as three friends attempt to see as many species as possible in 24 hours. (12 minutes)

Not So Square

by Courtney Hermann and Jameson Posey and Lindsie Reitz

Premiere Date: August 5, 2011 (Online Only)


Think you know about the people who square dance? Think again. Not So Square follows as community of dancers who realize that square dance is a fading art form.

Biblioburro: The Donkey Library

by Carlos Rendón Zipagauta

Premiere Date: July 19, 2011


Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano brings books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior. (60 minutes)

Kings of Pastry

by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker

Premiere Date: June 21, 2011

Encore Broadcast: September 13, 2012


Pastry chefs whip up the most gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their desserts for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition. (90 minutes)

SALT

by Michael Angus and Murray Fredericks

Premiere Date: August 17, 2010


Made in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Michael Angus, SALT is the film extension of Murray Fredericks’ photography at the desolate yet beautiful Lake Eyre. (28 minutes)

The Archive

by Sean Dunne

Premiere Date: August 17, 2010


This is the story of a man and his records. Paul Mawhinney has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. (7 minutes)

A Different Color Blue

by Melanie Vi Levy

Premiere Date: June 29, 2010


Charles Curtis Blackwell, a semi-blind artist, lost most of his eyesight in an accident during his youth, but this adversity has only heightened his artistic gifts. (4 minutes)

The Beaches of Agnès

by Agnès Varda

Premiere Date: June 29, 2010


In this delightful memoir, the award-winning French filmmaker employs all the magic of cinema to juxtapose the real and the imagined, the past and the present, pain and joy. (120 minutes)

Behind the Lens

by POV

Premiere Date: June 28, 2010 (Online Only)


Filmmakers Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane Wagner talk about their collaborative process and DiFeliciantonio's first film, Living With AIDS, which premiered on POV in 1988.

Patti Smith: Dream of Life

by Steven Sebring

Premiere Date: December 30, 2009

Encore Broadcast: March 9, 2012


Shot over 11 years by renowned fashion photographer Steven Sebring, this is an intimate portrait of the legendary rocker, poet and artist Patti Smith. (120 minutes)

Jennifer

by Stewart Copeland

Premiere Date: September 22, 2009


Filmmaker Stewart Copeland explores his relationship with his late mother and the distance spaces between memory and history.

Ella Es el Matador (She Is the Matador)

by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco

Premiere Date: September 1, 2009


Two women matadors in Spain have a passion for bullfighting and are determined to pursue their dreams. What is it like for women to enter into this male-dominated arena? (60 minutes)

POV Shorts

by Various Filmmakers

Premiere Date: August 18, 2009


POV presents a one-hour collection of acclaimed documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers. (60 minutes)

Belarusian Waltz

by Andrzej Fidyk

Premiere Date: August 12, 2008


The story of Alexander Pushkin, whose audacious, comical exploits against totalitarianism find him facing the hostility of the police and the consternation of his family. (60 minutes)

Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music

by Robert Elfstrom

Premiere Date: August 5, 2008

Encore Broadcast: August 4, 2009


Fresh on the heels of his Folsom Prison album, Cash revealed the dark intensity and raw talent that made him a country music star and cultural icon. (90 minutes)

The Last Conquistador

by John J. Valadez and Cristina Ibarra

Premiere Date: July 15, 2008


Renowned sculptor John Houser has a dream: to build the world's tallest bronze equestrian statue for the city of El Paso, Texas. (60 minutes)

Ars Magna

by Cory Kelley

Premiere Date: March 1, 2008


"Ars Magna," which means "great art" in Latin, is an anagram of the word "anagrams." This Emmy-nominated short enters the obsessive and fascinating world of anagrams.

(8 minutes)

Wrestling With Angels

by Freida Lee Mock

Premiere Date: December 12, 2007


Tony Kushner, whose epochal Angels in America begins a revival run in New York this week, is one of the country's leading playwrights — and one of its fiercest moral critics.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

by Banker White and Zach Niles

Premiere Date: June 27, 2007


Traumatized by physical injuries and brutal losses in Sierra Leone's civil war, a group of refugees fight back with the only means they have — music.

Lomax the Songhunter

by Rogier Kappers

Premiere Date: August 22, 2006

Encore Broadcast: September 2, 2008


Alan Lomax was "the song hunter," devoting his life to recording the world's folk tunes before they would permanently disappear with the rise of the modern music industry. (90 minutes)

The Tailenders

by Adele Horne

Premiere Date: July 25, 2006


Global Recordings Network (GRN), founded in Los Angeles in 1939, has produced audio versions of Bible stories in over 5,500 languages. GRN aims to record in every language on earth. They distribute the recordings, along with ultra-low-tech hand-wind players, in isolated regions and among displaced migrant workers. GRN calls their target audience "the tailenders" because they are the last to be reached by worldwide evangelism.

Tintin and I

by Anders Østergaard

Premiere Date: July 11, 2006


Why does the comic strip The Adventures of Tintin, about an intrepid boy reporter, continue to fascinate us decades after its publication? "Tintin and I" highlights the potent social and political underpinnings that give Tintin's world such depth, and delves into the mind of Hergé, Tintin's work-obsessed Belgian creator, to reveal the creation and development of Tintin.

The Hobart Shakespeareans

by Mel Stuart

Premiere Date: September 6, 2005

Encore Broadcasts: August 15, 2006; August 7, 2007


The Hobart Shakespeareans discovers how one teacher's uncommon commitment and resourcefulness have opened up worlds of opportunity for his "disadvantaged" students — and perhaps have demonstrated a way forward for America's beleaguered public education system. (60 minutes)

Hardwood

by Hubert Davis

Premiere Date: August 16, 2005

Encore Broadcast: September 5, 2006


The Academy Award-nominated Hardwood is a deeply personal filmic journey by director Hubert Davis, the son of former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis. Mel, now a coach for young basketball players in Vancouver, fell in love at first sight with Hubert's mother, a white woman, at a time when racism seemed to make their union impossible. (30 minutes)

A Thousand Words

by Melba Williams

Premiere Date: August 16, 2005


A Vietnam veteran who has suffered a stroke tries to recapture his war experience for his children through photography and moving images. (10 minutes)

In The Realms of the Unreal

by Jessica Yu

Premiere Date: August 2, 2005


Reclusive janitor by day, visionary artist by night, outsider artist Henry Darger moved through life virtually unnoticed. But after his death, a treasure trove was discovered in his one-room Chicago apartment: a staggering 15,000-page novel and hundreds of illustrations that continue to inspire artists around the world. (90 minutes)

Wattstax

by Mel Stuart

Premiere Date: September 7, 2004

Encore Broadcast: August 9, 2005


P.O.V. brings back the cult favorite Wattstax, the 1973 documentary directed by Mel Stuart. In August 1972, seven years after the Watts riots, the legendary Stax recording label staged a benefit concert in Los Angeles for 90,000 people. As time went by, it became known as the Black Woodstock. (120 minutes)

Speedo

by Jesse Moss

Premiere Date: August 24, 2004


Trapped in a failing marriage, demolition-derby driver Ed "Speedo" Jager channels life's frustrations onto the track, hoping to parlay his talents into a "real" racing career. (90 minutes)