October 16, 2017

Screen Time: Week of October 16

From 'Kingdom of Us.' Courtesy of Netflix.

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

Newly streaming at Netflix is Lucy Cohen's Kingdom of Us, about the effects of a father's suicide on a family of 8 in the West Midlands. Screen International called the film "impressive, deftly edited" and "documentary at its best."

Newly streaming at Amazon Prime is Matthew Heineman's City of Ghosts, which follows the journey of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" - a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.

Premiering Saturday, October 21 on Showtime is  George Michael: Freedom, which spotlights the period in the late pop star's life leading up to and following the making of his best-selling album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, as well as his High Court battle with his record label.

Available on demand beginning Friday, October 20 is Luke Korem's Dealt, the inspiring story of sixty-two year old Richard Turner ,who is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. The film won the SXSW Audience Award for Documentary Feature.

 

 

 

 

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