October 2, 2017

Screen Time: Week of October 2

From 'Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream.'

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

R.I.P. Tom Petty. Streaming at Netflix is Peter Bogdanovich's four-hour Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream, which tells the story of the legendary rock band and its magnetic frontman. 

Premiering on POV tonight, Monday, October 2 is Lara Stolman's Swim Team, which chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels like winning. 

Premiering Saturday, October 7 on HBO is Susan Lacy's Spielberg, which pulls back the curtain on Hollywood blockbuster auteur Steven Spielberg.

Currently streaming on YouTube via Independent Lens Storycast is The F Word, Nicole Opper's short docu-series following one queer couple's journey to adopt from foster care.