PBS POV: Monthly Screenings at the Library

PBS POV: Monthly Screenings at the Library

Central Library of Rochester is hosting PBS POV Screenings.

POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented over 500 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. To Watch More POV: Go To the WXXI Video Player

The Central Library of Rochester will be hosting periodic screenings of POV films in the Kate Gleason Auditorium.


POV: My Love, Don't Cross That River : In rural Korea, 89-year-old Kang Gye-Yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-Man are married and have lived together for 76 years. While Kang and Jo spend every day like a newlywed couple, they now must face the reality of their aging romance. After the screening, Dr. Hang Ryeol Na, a recipient of 2016 Public Diplomacy Award from Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs for sharing Korean art and literature with American people, will briefly discuss ancient Korean literature related to the film's title, traditional clothing 'Hanbok' and changing family relations. He is adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, teaching environmental studies. 

POV: Swim Team: Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team, follows three diverse young men -- Michael McQuay Jr., Robert Justino and Kelvin Truong -- from Perth Amboy, New Jersey, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels like winning.


 

Previous Screenings:


POV: From Damascus to Chicago
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:00-8:00 pm

Princess Shaw

POV: Presenting Princess Shaw Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm: From unknown singer to YouTube sensation.

Joe's Violin

POV: Joe's Violin on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm: A donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship. 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez show how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times, and how a small act can have a significant impact. The film will be introduced by Patricia Braus, the Executive Director of the Rochester Education Foundation, which sponsors a musical instrument drive to benefit public school students right here in Rochester.

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