July 16, 2018

Screen Time: Week of July 16

From the docuseries "Enhanced," premiered July 16 on ESPN.

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

Premiering tonight on ESPN is Enhanced, a six-episode series that takes viewers inside the secret world of modern sports training, technology, recovery and more, and raises questions about the characters, power struggles, and breakthrough innovations that are driving the greatest performances on the planet. The series, produced by Alex Gibney, features episodes from directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jesse Sweet, Paul Taublieb and Alison Klayman.

Opening today and running through July 27, the PBS Online Film Festival, now in its seventh season, showcases narrative and documentary shorts submitted by member stations, producers and public media partners. Viewers can watch and vote for your favorite film, and a distinguished panel of jurors, including IDA's own Simon Kilmurry, will choose the Juried Prize.

Now streaming on Field of Vision is Michelle Latimer's Nuuca, which uncovers stories of sexual violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls in the wake of the North Dakota oil boom. With the state having doubled in population size over the past 12 years, rates of sexual violence have increased 168% on the Fort Berthold Indian reservation in central North Dakota alone, with Indigenous women most affected.

Following the death of actor Tab Hunter last week, celebrate his life in Jeffrey Schwartz's Tab Hunter Confidential, in which the star reflects on his career and his double life as a closeted gay man and one of Hollywood's biggest heartthrobs in the 1950s. The film, a project of IDA's Fiscal Sponsorship Program, is now streaming on Netflix.

Premiering tonight on POV and streaming through July, Florent Vassault's Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 follows a former juror who wrestles with the death sentence she had helped to hand down 20 years before. An overwhelming feeling of regret compels Lindy to track down her fellow jurors. A conservative, religious woman from the South, she manages to tackle this topic with humor, an open mind and sincere curiosity.

 

 

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