As part of its annual “Documentary Fortnight,” the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City is celebrating 25 years of the iconic public TV documentary series POV with a six-day showcase.
“MoMA Selects: POV” will feature 22 films, discussions and a world premiere, Feb. 27 to March 4.
Screenings include the first film presented on POV in 1988, American Tongues, a humorous look at American dialects; the provocative 2011 film Girl Model, following a 13-year-old through the brutal world of high fashion; Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, which shows how a film helped bring a bloody regime to justice; the Oscar-nominated 5 Broken Cameras, focusing on nonviolent resistance in a West Bank settlement; and the world premiere of Homegoings, about African-American funerals.
Also on the schedule is a two-part tribute to director Marlon Riggs, featuring his groundbreaking films Tongues Untied: Black Men Loving Black Men (1989) and Color Adjustment (1992), tracing the evolution of the black image in television.
Moderating discussions will be Marc Weiss, POV founder; Simon Kilmurry, series executive producer; and Cynthia Lopez, co-executive producer.