“Cutie,” “Homs,” “Overnighters” make ‘POV’ line-up

Zachary Heinzerling's Cutie and the Boxer (pictured) and Talal Derki's Return to Homs are among the docs airing in the upcoming season of PBS doc strand 'POV.'
February 10, 2015

Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie and the Boxer (pictured) and Talal Derki’s Return to Homs are among the docs airing in the upcoming season of PBS doc strand ‘POV.’

The pubcaster will begin the 28th season of the doc showcase – which airs on PBS on Mondays at 10 p.m. – on June 22 with the premiere of Blair Dorosh-Walther’s Out in the Night. The film centers on a group of African-American lesbians who defended themselves against a man who threatened them on a Greenwich Village street and were ultimately charged with gang assault. 

Other docs featured throughout the season include Cutie and the Boxer (June 29), Tough Love (July 6), Art and Craft (July 13), Return to Homs (July 20), Tea Time (July 27) and Beats of the Antonov (August 3).

Also premiering in August are Guillaume Suon’s The Storm Makers (August 17), Anna Thommen’s Neuland (August 24) and Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia’s Web Junkie (August 31).

Meanwhile, though their air dates are as-yet-undetermined, documentaries set to debut in the fall include Andreas Johnsen’s Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, Marshall Curry’s Point and Shoot and Jesse Moss’s The Overnighters.

Finally, films that are currently in production are Bob Herbert and Tom Casciato’s Chasing the Dream (working title), which examines the concept of the “black middle class” in the U.S.; and Tod Lending’s All the Difference, which traces the lives of two Chicago men from low-income, high-risk communities who have defied the odds.

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