Screen Time: Week of April 15
Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.
A co-presentation of Frontline, Independent Lens and Voces, David Sutherland’s Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore examines the US immigration system through the eyes of a married couple whose lives reveal the human cost of deportation. Elizabeth Perez, a decorated US Marine veteran, fights to reunite her family after her undocumented husband, Marcos, is deported to Mexico. With his signature raw, unfiltered intimacy, Sutherland weaves a parallel love story that takes us into a world often lived in the shadows. The film premieres April 15 and streams online through April.
Now streaming on Field of Vision and The New Yorker, Yi Seung-Jun's In the Absence tells the story of the 2014 sinking of the passenger ferry MV Sewol off the coast of South Korea, in which 300 people lost their lives. The film combines reflections on the tragedy from survivors, victims’ families and rescue divers with stunning archival footage and audio recordings obtained from South Korean authorities.
Premiering April 19 on American Masters, Sasha Waters Freyer’s Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable focuses on one of America’s greatest photographers, who captured the country as it underwent a dramatic sociocultural transformation in the decades following World War II. When he died suddenly at age 56, he left behind a trove of 10,000 rolls of undeveloped film. Freyer was granted unprecedented access to Winogrand’s estate and full cooperation of his gallery to tell the story of a seminal American artist.
Produced in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, Vice Special Report: The Future of Work premieres April 19 on HBO HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand. The special examines how radical developments in automation and artificial intelligence are set to change the world of work as we know it. The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms.
Streaming now through May 4 on Mubi, Agnès Varda’s Salut les Cubains is a docu-photo essay of her visit to Cuba in 1963, in which she captures the post-revolutionary spirit and culture of the island nation.