Tonight brings the premiere of the 27th season of PBS’ award-winning documentary series POV. The series (aired locally at 9pm on KLRU-TV) continues every Monday night throughout the summer and concludes the season with a special broadcast this fall of Drafthouse Films’ Academy Award-nominated film, The Act of Killing.
A local highlight is sure to be the July 14 broadcast of Getting Back to Abnormal by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, and Paul Stekler – the department chair of UT’s Radio-Television-Film department, who was recently named Mentor of the Year by the trade publication Variety. The series opens tonight with Jason DaSilva’s When I Walk, in which the up-and-coming filmmaker receives a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and figures out how to adapt his personal and creative life to accommodate the demands of his disease. The remainder of the series is listed below; full descriptions can be found at www.pbs.org/pov.
• June 23: When I Walk
• June 30: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
• July 7: My Way to Olympia
• July 14: Getting Back to Abnormal
• July 21: Dance for Me
• July 28: Fallen City
• Aug. 4: 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story
• Aug. 11: Neurotypical
• Aug. 18: A World Not Ours
• Aug. 25: Big Men
• Sept. 1: After Tiller
• Sept. 8: The Genius of Marian
• Sept. 22: Koch
• Fall 2014: The Act of Killing
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