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Point of View POV logoJune 2, 2016

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

  • About POV
    POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
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