PBS will rerun two acclaimed documentaries Wednesday, as part of a crowded line-up of race-related films.
“Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” (shown here, 2015) and “I Am Not Your Negro” (2016) will run back-to-back, at 8 and 9:44 p.m. (Check local listings.)
They join a line-up of films PBS is airing, amid national discussions triggered by the George Floyd death. They range from a rerun of “Twilight: Los Angeles” tonight (Monday, June 8) to “She Could Be Next” on June 29-30.
Both “Panthers” and “Negro” received Emmy nominations. “Negro” – on the life and writings of James Baldwin — drew an Academy Award nomination and a string of film-festival awards; “Panther” won an Image Award and was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the year’s five best documentaries.
Here’s the updated list; check local listings:
– Today (Monday, June 8): “Twilight: Los Angeles” reruns, 10-11:30. Anna Deavere Smith portrays people on all sides of the 1992 riots that followed the verdict in the Rodney King case.
– Tuesday: PBS Kids has a YouTube virtual event at 3:30 p.m. ET, with parents, teachers and child-development experts.
– Wednesday: “Black Panthers” and “I Am Not Your Negro,” 8 and 9:44 p.m.
– June 15 : “America in Black and Blue 2020,” 9 p.m. It follows up on a 2016 special, with new reports from Minneapolis, Georgia, New York and elsewhere.
– June 15: “The Marion Stokes Project,” 10 p.m., It views Stokes’ project to record television from 1975 to 2012.
– Also, two specials were planned as part of PBS’ summer-long emphasis, leading to the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. Both, however, also could address racial themes: “Toni Mortrison: The Pieces I Am” is 8-10 p.m. June 23. “And She Could Be Next,” viewing the political impact of women of color, is 9-11 p.m. Jne 29 and 9-10:30 p.m. June 30.