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Don’t Miss These Oscar Docs on KCTS 9!

Two Academy Award-nominated films are coming to KCTS 9 in February.

January 22, 2019

It’s the most glamorous time of year: Awards Season. Whether you’re hosting a party, part of a company pool or just a fan of buzzworthy films, KCTS 9 has red carpet programming for you this Oscar month. That’s right, we’re airing two Academy Award nominees in the Best Documentary Feature category this February.

So grab your popcorn and get settled in! Here are the Oscar nominees coming to KCTS 9 this month.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments in the lives of people in the community of Hale County, Alabama, Hale County This Morning, This Evening offers a richly detailed glimpse at life in America’s Black Belt, simultaneously celebrating its beauty and bearing witness to the consequences of the social construction of race.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening will air on Independent Lens on Saturday, February 16, at 11:00 p.m.

Minding the Gap

Bing Liu’s debut film, Minding the Gap, is a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown. In his quest to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse and ultimately that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.

Minding the Gap will air on POV on Monday, February 18, at 10:00 p.m.


Caroline Gerdes

Caroline Gerdes is the social media specialist at Cascade Public Media and a New Orleanian living in Seattle. She was also a National Geographic Young Explorer — which is totally a real job title. She recently published her first book, An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward

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