‘POV’ slates “Brooklyn Castle,” “56 Up,” “American Promise”

PBS strand 'POV' will give U.S. TV premieres to Only the Young, 56 Up, Brooklyn Castle (pictured), 5 Broken Cameras and American Promise, as part of its forthcoming 26th season.
March 20, 2013

PBS strand ‘POV’ will give U.S. TV premieres to Only the Young, 56 Up, Brooklyn Castle (pictured), 5 Broken Cameras and The Law In These Parts, as part of its forthcoming 26th season.

The acclaimed doc strand begins its 2013 season by moving to a Monday night timeslot, kicking off on June 24 at 10 p.m. EST with Christine Turner’s Homegoings, which recently had its world premiere at a special Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) tribute to ‘POV’ in New York.

The season will close on September 23 with Samantha Buck’s Best Kept Secret, and four special presentations – two of them part of PBS’s Independent Film Showcase – will follow in the fall and winter, including Sundance U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award-winner American Promise.

‘POV’ executive producer Simon Kilmurry said: “‘POV’ takes pride in nurturing filmmakers who have the vision and tenacity to delve deeply into the lives of their subjects and see where their stories take them, from newcomers like Christine Turner and Angad Bhalla to such veterans as Michael Apted.

“With their extraordinary commitment to documenting the lives of these individuals, they shed new light on the broader social and political issues that affect all of us.”

The ‘POV’ 2013 schedule follows below (all programs air Mondays at 10 p.m. EST):

June 24 – Homegoings by Christine Turner

July 1 – Special Flight by Fernand Melgar

July 8 – Herman’s House by Angad Singh Bhalla

July 15 – Only the Young by Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims

July 22 – High Tech, Low Life by Stephen Maing

July 29 – Neurotypical by Adam Larsen

August 5 – (Encore presentation) Last Train Home by Lixin Fan

August 12 – (Encore presentation) The City Dark by Ian Cheney

August 19 – The Law in These Parts by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz and Liran Atzmor

August 26 – 5 Broken Cameras by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

September 9 – Ping Pong by Hugh Hartford and Anson Hartford

September 16 – The World Before Her by Nisha Pahuja

September 23 – Best Kept Secret by Samantha Buck

Special broadcasts (dates TBC):

Brooklyn Castle by Katie Dellamaggiore

56 Up by Michael Apted

American Promise by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson

StoryCorps Special by The Rauch Brothers


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