January 29, 2018

Screen Time: Week of January 29

Gilbert Gottfried and his wife, Dara Gottfried, in the documentary.

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

Now streaming at Hulu is Neil Berkeley's Gilbert, a poignant portrait of one of comedy's most iconic figures, Gilbert Gottfried. 

Premiering tonight, Monday, January 29 on HBO is Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio's May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, which follows the popular Americana band as they record their album True Sadness

Premiering tonight on Independent Lens is Nanfu Wang's I Am Another You, in which the filmmaker explores the meaning of persona freedom through the eyes of a young American drifter.

Premiering Friday, February 2 on Showtime is Matthew Heineman's The Trade, a five-episode docu-series that spotlights the opioid epidemic through the eyes of those most affected: the growers, addicts, cartel bosses and law enforcement hopelessly caught in its web.

Expiring February 2 on Filmstruck is Terry Zwigoff's Louie Bluiea documentary about the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.