Documentaries

See these Oscar-nominated documentaries on NPT

Posted by on February 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Be sure to include NPT in your plans to binge the 91st annual Academy Awards nominees. Three films nominated in this year’s documentary categories will air on NPT and other PBS stations and/or will be available for streaming via NPT’s video portal at wnpt.org/video. The critically acclaimed Hale County This Morning, This Evening premieres on […]

‘A Time of Joining,’ an NPT Original Production, Premieres Feb. 22

Posted by on February 19, 2018 at 3:53 pm

A Time of Joining, the latest documentary in NPT’s Citizenship Project series, premieres Thursday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. The film explores the rise of benevolent societies and fraternal associations in the years following the Civil War. These organizations provided members with burial insurance, status and other benefits before the nation had any sort of […]

NPT’s ‘Wessyngton Plantation’ Documentary Wins NETA Award

Posted by on October 12, 2015 at 8:02 am

NPT’s original documentary, ‪Wessyngton‬ Plantation: A Family’s Road to Freedom, was awarded best documentary of the year by the National Educational Telecommunications Association last week. Part of NPT’s Tennessee ‪‎Civil War 150‬ series, the 2014 documentary was produced, written and directed by ‪NPT senior producer Ed Jones‬ and filmed by ‪‎Matthew Emigh‬, ‪‎Paul Mojonnier‬ and […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Documentary Premieres This Month

Posted by on June 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm

It’s road trip season and we’ve got a documentary that will have ready to grab your keys and head out on a driving adventure. Natchez Trace Parkway: Traces Through Time, a new documentary by Chris Wheeler (Civil War: The Untold Story), blends history and natural splendor in a 30-minute exploration of the roadway. Amy Grant […]

VOCES documentaries highlight Latino culture

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Fridays through May 1 we’re showing documentaries from ‎VOCES, Latino Public Broadcasting’s arts and culture series. Each program airs at 9 p.m.   Friday, April 17: Children of Giant returns to Marfa, Texas, where Elizabeth Taylor, ‪‎Rock Hudson‬ and James Dean filmed the movie ‪Giant‬ in 1955. Hector Galán’s documentary reexamines the Anglo/Mexican-American racial tensions in the […]

Special programming marks ‘Cancer’ documentary premiere

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 11:20 am

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a new three-part documentary presented by Ken Burns, will air on NPT at 8 p.m. nightly, March 30 through April 1. Directed by Barak Goodman, the film is based on Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book by the same name.   We are marking the occasion in a number […]

‘NPT Presents: Community Cinema’ Announces 2014-15 Season | Return to Nashville Public Library

Posted by on September 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Community Cinema, presented by Nashville Public Television, celebrates its seventh year in Nashville with a return to the main branch of the Nashville Public Library and six new documentaries culled from the upcoming Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS and NPT series Independent Lens. The screenings and post-film discussions will take place from October to May […]

Great NPT Docs from 2013 You Might`ve Missed (That You Can Watch Online Now)

Posted by on December 31, 2013 at 3:35 pm

It was a great year for public affairs and history documentaries at Nashville Public Television. We brought you two new installments in our Tennessee Civil War 150 series, the first installment in our new NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, as well as new American Graduate and Children’s Health Crisis episodes. We even gave you a […]

Community Cinema in Studio A Kicks off Dec 4 | Season Includes 5 Films Through May

Posted by on November 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

  NPT  Presents ‘Community Cinema in Studio A’ Free Lunchtime Screenings New season of documentary film series to take place at NPT Arts Center; Includes five films over six months. Community Cinema, a national civic engagement initiative by ITVS featuring screening of films from the Emmy ® Award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens,” will partner with […]

HumanDocs at Lipscomb Screens NPT Award Winner `Remote Area Medical` Tonight (Wed. Nov. 6)

Posted by on November 6, 2013 at 11:07 am

  Remote Area Medical, winner of the 2013 NPT Human Spirit Award at the 2013 Nashville Film Festival, screens tonight, Wednesday, November 6, at 8:30 pm  at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater, as part of the university’s excellent HumanDocs film series. The time couldn’t be riper to see this film. Directors Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman’s film offers a moving […]