Sundance award-winning ‘The Overnighters’ premieres Monday, June 29 on POV 

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Sundance award-winning 'The Overnighters' premieres Monday, June 29 on POV 
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Pastor Jay Reinke in The Overnighters. Credit: Jesse Moss


Tune in alert! Sundance award-winning 'The Overnighters' airs Monday, June 29, 2015, on POV 


POV alum Jesse Moss (Speedo) unveils the human consequences of the oil boom in the electrifying documentary The Overnighters, which has its national broadcast premiere on POV, Monday, June 29, 2015, at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The film was shortlisted for a 2015 Academy Award® nomination and won a Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking: Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Chasing the American dream, thousands of workers flock to a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming. But instead of well-paying jobs, many find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center, allowing hundreds of men, some with checkered pasts, to stay there despite the congregation’s objections and neighbors’ fears. The men become known as “overnighters,” and community opposition to their presence soon reaches a boiling point.


The two-hour broadcast will also feature the short film The Caretaker by Theo Rigby and Kat McLean and the StoryCorps animated shorts A More Perfect Union and The Last Viewing. Read more about A More Perfect Union below.


StoryCorps A More Perfect Union. Credit: StoryCorps


StoryCorps' 'A More Perfect Union' airs on POV in recognition of 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act


StoryCorps unveils an animated version of the poignant account of Theresa Burroughs, an African-American woman who determinedly and peacefully defied those who wanted to withhold her right to vote. The 3-minute animated short, A More Perfect Union, will be broadcast with The Overnighters on Monday, June 29. During the Jim Crow era, the Board of Registrars at Alabama’s Hale County Courthouse prevented African Americans from registering to vote. Theresa remembers venturing to the courthouse on the first and third Monday of each month in pursuit of her fundamental right. StoryCorps’ animation team includes Mike and Tim Rauch, who discussed their process and visited Theresa in a behind-the-scenes video seen here.


POV Hackathon Chicago - August 15-16, 2015 - Apply by July 10


POV Hackathon, POV’s weekend lab for “reinventing the documentary” is coming to Chicago for the first time! If you are a nonfiction filmmaker, a web developer, a multimedia journalist, a digital artist or just interested in the intersection of storytelling and technology, you can propose an idea now, or just let us know that you'd love to join a team.


The submission deadline is Friday, July 10 at 12 midnight CT. POV Hackathon 9 will take place the weekend of August 15-16, in partnership with Kartemquin Films, a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society, and The Chicago Innovation Exchange, the University of Chicago's new center to help scholars and entrepreneurs translate their ideas and new technologies into start-up businesses and products.


Explore previous projects and apply at pov.org/hackathon.


Grace Lee Boggs. Credit: Quyen Tran


Celebrate Grace Lee Boggs! 100 Years Young! 


Join Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A) on Friday, June 26 from 6-8 p.m. ET at New York University (8 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003) for a celebration of the 100th birthday of the legendary thinker, activist and community leader Grace Lee Boggs. A/P/A will be joined, via livestream, by friends in Detroit who will be celebrating with Grace, whose seven decades of political involvement encompass the major American social movements of the past hundred years (and garnered her a very thick FBI file). Donations for Grace’s care and relief efforts in Nepal will be accepted. Space is limited, please RSVP by clicking here. She is the subject of POV’s Peabody Award-winning American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, directed by Grace Lee.


Mark Landis at home, Art and Craft. Credit: Sam Cullman 


'Art and Craft' to screen at Aspen Ideas Festival 


Marie Nelson, Vice President, News & Public Affairs at PBS, will introduce a screening of Art and Craft at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m. MT. For ticket information, view the schedule by clicking here. Art and Craft follows Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era, who has donated his expert copies to museums for 30 years. When a tenacious registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of duped professionals intent on stopping him. But Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic, driven to escape “the life of a mental patient,” and ending the con isn’t so simple. This cat-and-mouse caper uncovers the universal in one man’s search for connection and respect. Art and Craft, directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman; co-directed by Mark Becker, makes its national broadcast premiere on POV on Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. (check local listings).


Renata and Terrain, Out in the Night. Credit: Jon Goff


'Out in the Night': Free resources to start the conversation


Engage your community in a conversation around issues of race, gender identity and intersectionality with free resources from POV:


Discussion Guide
Standards-Aligned Lesson Plan
Delve Deeper Reading List
Borrow Out in the Night for free from the POV Community Network.

Questions about hosting an event or using these free resources in your work? Contact events@pov.org.


Out in the Night had its POV premiere this past Monday, and continues to stream online through July 23. Watch here! Make sure to register your Premiere Party for a chance to win documentary swag, plus popcorn, chocolate and coffee.


Tuesday, June 30: America ReFramed Season 3 finale, 'Before You Know It,' shines a light on the elderly in the LGBT community - TV & online simulcast


Celebrate LGBT Pride Month with America Reframed and catch our season finale featuring the award-winning documentary BEFORE YOU KNOW IT (Dir. PJ Raval) during its special television and online simulcast on Tuesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET (check local listings). Be part of this special online screening with filmmaker PJ Raval here: bit.ly/ARF_326O


Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter, and join the conversation online #AmericaReframed.


Upcoming funding and festival deadlines


Don't wait until the next newsletter to find out about a deadline! Visit POV's For Filmmakers Calendar.


July 1: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival: Early Submission Deadline
July 1: ITVS Digital Open Call: Submission Deadline
July 3: Camden International Film Festival: Extended Deadline
July 5: LEF New England Moving Image Fund: Pre-Production Proposal Deadline
July 10: POV Hackathon 9 (Chicago): Application Deadline
July 13: DOK Leipzig: Final Film Submission Deadline
July 13: DOK Leipzig: Submission Deadline For Interactive Projects
July 17: DOC NYC: WAB Extended Submission Deadline

View rolling deadlines and more funding opportunities, calls for entries, festivals and other documentary events on POV's For Filmmakers Calendar.


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Upcoming POV Screenings


Art and Craft
Ukiah, CA
Wednesday, July 1 at 7 PM
Mendocino County Library 
Join the Menodicino County Library for a sneak preview screening of Art and Craft at its main branch in Ukiah. For more information, visit the library's website. 
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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts, and Schumann Media Center.  Additional funding comes from Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, The Fledgling Fund, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Ettinger Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.
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