November 6, 2017

Screen Time: Week of November 6

John Coltrane, as seen in 'Chasing Trane.' Credit Jan Persson/PBS.

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

Premiering tonight, Monday, November 6 on Independent Lens is John Scheinfeld's Chasing Trane, which aims to be the definitive look at the boundary-shattering jazz saxophonist whose influence continues to this day.

Premiering on Hulu November 11 is James Moll's Obey Giant, which goes deep into the underground world of street art, profiling the rise of artist Shepard Fairey from his roots in punk rock and skateboarding, to presidential politics—through his iconic Obama "HOPE" poster and the controversy that surrounded it.

Currently streaming at Filmstruck is Josh and Benny Safdie's Lenny Cooke, which tracks the unfulfilled destiny of a former high school basketball star for whom superstardom was only just out of reach.

Premiering tonight, Monday, November 6 on Starz is Fred Peabody's All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone, which follows investigative journalists Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Moore, Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi and others as they expose government and corporate deception.

Premiering tonight, Monday, November 6 on HBO is Alex Gibney and Blair Foster's Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge, which chronicles the last 50 years of American music, politics and popular culture through the perspective of a magazine that understood rock ‘n’ roll was more than music.

 

 

 

 

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