POV/PBS documentary film series returns to Chandler Public Library for summer 2016

For information contact:        Rosanna Johnson
                                Chandler Public Library
                                Marketing Assistant

POV/PBS documentary film series returns to Chandler Public Library for
summer 2016

CHANDLER, Ariz.  –  Chandler’s Downtown Public Library will present its annual Get Reel film series this summer from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning June 7 and continuing through July 12. The documentaries will be screened for free in the Copper Room on the second floor of the Downtown Library located at 22 S. Delaware St.

“We will feature six captivating POV documentary films this summer, which includes four new releases, one classic and one encore with ties to the Paralympics in Rio,” said Chandler Librarian Ted Liebler. “Due to the community’s enthusiastic support and attendance, this signature film series has become one of the longest running programs for adults offered at the Downtown Library.”

The Get Reel film series is made possible by a partnership between Chandler Public Library and POV (Point of View). Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television’s premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action.

“In a year when issues concerning American veterans, mass incarceration, our southern border and U.S.-China relations are taking center stage, POV offers fascinating human stories that go far beyond the headlines,” said POV Executive Director/Executive Producer Justine Nagan.

The complete Get Reel film schedule, including descriptions, is below and on the Chandler Public Library website at chandlerlibrary.org. All showings begin at 6:30 p.m.

      June 7
      Of Men and War (by Laurent Bécue-Renard)
      PBS-POV Television Broadcast: May 30
      At a first-of-its-kind PTSD treatment center in California, follow
      Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families on their paths to
      recovery as they attempt to make peace with their pasts, their loved
      ones and themselves.

      June 14
      In the Light of Reverence (by Christopher McLeod and Malinda Maynor)
      PBS-POV Classic
      A beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the
      Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to
      protect their sacred sites.

      June 21
      All the Difference (by Tod Lending, Joy Thomas Moore and Wes Moore)
      PBS-POV Television Broadcast: September 12
      Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago
      on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college.

      June 28
      My Way to Olympia (by Niko von Glasow)
      PBS-POV Television Encore Broadcast: August 5
      Who better to cover the Paralympics than a disabled filmmaker who
      hates sports and deems the games "stupid"? When Niko von Glasow meets
      the Rwandan sitting volleyball team and an American archer without
      arms, his notions get blown away.

      July 5
      Iris (by Albert Maysles)
      PBS-POV Television Broadcast:  August 1
      Iris pairs the late documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme
      Shelter), then 87, with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly
      dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on
      the New York fashion scene for decades.

      July 12
      Seven Songs for a Long Life (by Amy Hardie)
      PBS-POV Television Broadcast: TBA
      Hospice care is rarely associated with singing and laughter, but at
      Strathcarron it's different. At this remarkable Scottish hospice
      center, patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life's
      end with song and humor.

For more information regarding this film series, as well as other library resources, please call 480-782-2800 or visit www.chandlerlibrary.org.