An Evening with PBS’s POV and IFP Celebrating LGBTQ Stories in Film

13 Jan 2017 2016 NIGHTTIME

Join PBS’s POV in partnership with IFP for an evening celebrating LGBTQ stories in films with a sneak-preview of From This Day Forward, a selection of indie documentary shorts, and conversations with filmmakers and special guests.

Featuring: Sharon Shattuck, Eric Rockey, Martha Shane and others

Presented by

POV, in partnership with IFP



Thursday, September 22 | 7:30PM

When director Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. From This Day Forward, premiering on PBS’s POV series on October 10th, follows the Shattucks as they plan Sharon’s wedding and explore how the parents’ marriage, and the family, remained intact.

Join POV and IFP for an evening celebrating LGBTQ stories in film, featuring a sneak-preview of From This Day Forward, short indie doc Pink Boy — an intimate portrait of a gender-nonconforming boy growing up in conservative rural Florida — and animated shorts from renowned oral history project StoryCorps. The evening will include exclusive sneak-previews of the films and in-person conversations with Sharon Shattuck, director and subject of From This Day Forward; Martha Shane, producer of From This Day Forward; Eric Rockey, director of Pink Boy; and more. From This Day Forward is an IFP Documentary Lab alum and we are pleased to present the event in collaboration with IFP’s Film Week.


POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14 to 16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness — putting a human face on contemporary social issues.