April 30, 2018

Screen Time: Week of April 30

From Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's  'End Game.' Courtesy of Netflix.

Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.

Premiering on Netflix Friday, May 4 is Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's End Game. Facing an inevitable outcome, terminally ill patients meet extraordinary medical practitioners seeking to change our approach to life and death.

Premiering on PBS Friday, May 4 is The Jazz Ambassadors. Beginning in 1955, when America asked its greatest jazz artists to travel the world as cultural ambassadors, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and their racially diverse band members faced a painful dilemma: How could they represent a country that still practiced Jim Crow segregation?

Premiering on HBO Sports this Friday, May 4 is Being Serena. The five-part series chronicles the tennis icon Serena Williams at a pivotal moment in her personal and professional life, documenting her pregnancy, the birth of her child, her new marriage, and her return to the tennis court.

Currently streaming on MUBI is Dryden Goodwin's Unseen: The Lives of Looking, which focuses on four individuals with extraordinary relationships to looking: an international eye surgeon, a NASA planetary explorer, a leading human rights lawyer and the artist/filmmaker himself.