Screen Time: Week of February 5
Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.
Monday, February 5 is TCM's Day of Documentaries, devoted to docs that won or were nominated for Academy Awards. Set your DVRs!
Screening at 8pm is Davis Guggenheim's An Inconvenient Truth, a look at former Vice President Al Gore's commitment to expose the myths and misconceptions that surround global warming and inspire actions to prevent it. The film won the 2006 Oscar for Best Documentary, and is also streaming for free on VUDU.
Screening at 9:45pm is Rob Epstein's The Times of Harvey Milk, the dramatic story of the first openly gay man to win an election for public office in California. The 1984 film won the Oscar for Best Documentary, and can also be streamed on Filmstruck.
Screening at 11:30pm is Michael Wadleigh's Woodstock, an epic concert film and a documentary snapshot of a social culture. This benchmark of the concert film won the Oscar for Best Documentary, and can be streamed on the WatchTCM app.
Screening at 3:30am is Peter Davis' Hearts and Minds, a landmark 1974 documentary that unflinchingly confronted the United States' involvement in Vietnam at the height of the controversy that surrounded it. The film won the Oscar for Best Documentary, and can be streamed on the WatchTCM app.