Call the Midwife and POV El Velador Screening
Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Long Beach, CA
Join PBS SoCaL at the Art Theatre of Long Beach for a screening of POV El Velador on Sunday, September 23 at 12:30 PM. Also enjoy a sneak-peak of Call the Midwife with the full first episode!
El Velador Screening Description:
Award-winning director Natalia Almada (“Al Otro Lado,” POV 2005; “El General,” POV 2009) returns with a mesmerizing new film. From dusk to dawn, “El Velador (The Night Watchman)” accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead.
Call the Midwife: Episode 1
In the spring of 1957, newly minted midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End of London to begin her career. After overcoming the initial shock that her new home, Nonnatus House, is a convent and not a private hospital, she quickly becomes immersed in her new life. Living with nuns and working in a community of colorful characters are different from anything Jenny has previously encountered. Through her, experience the sorrows and joys that come with being a midwife.
The screening contains mature content, viewer discretion is advised. Program is rated TV-14
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PBS SoCaL and POV
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV.