August 7, 2017

Screen Time: Week of August 7

From 'Brillo Box.' Courtesy of HBO.

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

Premiering tonight, Monday, August 7 on HBO and HBO Go is Lisanne Skyler's Brillo Box (3¢ Off), following the journey of an iconic Andy Warhol sculpture owned by the filmmaker's parents. The Los Angeles Times calls it "a simple tale of serendipity — of a sculpture that broke an auction record."

Streaming beginning Tuesday, August 8 on Filmstruck is Chris Marker's Sunday in Peking, in which the French filmmaker meditates on his experiences traveling through China's capital city in the 1950s and observing the everyday lives of its inhabitants.

Beginning Tuesday, August 8 on Viceland (and currently streaming at the website) is Last Chance High, a look at Chicago's Moses Montefiore Academy, where dedicated staff hopes to change the lives of the nation's most at-risk students.