September 11, 2017

Screen Time: Week of September 11

From 'My Love, Don't Cross That River.' Courtesy of Film Movement.

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

Premiering tonight, September 11 on POV is Jin Mo-young's My Love, Don't Cross That River, which captures the twilight days of a South Korean couple that has been married for 76 years. The Los Angeles Times calls it a "moving tribute to the beauties and mysteries of life and death."

Premiering Wednesday, September 13 on KCET and KCET's website is City Rising, which looks at the history of discriminatory housing laws and analyzes six California communities undergoing gentrification.

New to Fandor is Laura Israel's Don't Blink: Robert Frank, an exuberant and fascinating journey into the images and words of an iconoclastic artist. The Guardian says "this documentary about the seminal photographer Robert Frank brilliantly captures the essence of the man."

Currently streaming at Amazon Prime is Spike Lee's 1997 doc classic 4 Little Girls, the story of the 1963 bombing of a black church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four little girls and became a defining moment in the history of America's civil-rights movement.