A new perspective can offer a different side to any story. Every Saturday on WETA TV26 & HD, watch free movies back-to-back beginning at 9:30pm. This week, meet people bringing new perspectives to their lives through our three commercial-free movies. Read on to learn more about our movies, watch previews, and find WETA on your TV!
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
This Saturday at 9:30pm, see the world’s most famous detective from a more intimate perspective in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. While Sherlock Holmes is commonly known for his intelligence, this 1970 film starring Robert Stephens shows a different side of the clever crime-solver. After a bored Holmes (Stephens) agrees to help the beautiful Gabrielle Valadon find her husband, he must make sense of a bizarre series of events to get to the bottom of things. The case takes him to Scotland where monks, dwarves, and a Loch Ness monster sighting have the seemingly unflappable Holmes stumped. Will Holmes discover the hidden truth? Watch a preview!
POV: 5 Broken Cameras
Stay tuned at 11:30pm for the documentary 5 Broken Cameras. In 2005, Emad Burnat, a farmer in the Palestinian village of Bil’in bought his first camera to film the birth of his fourth son. At the same time, Israeli forces begin bulldozing farmland on the edge of Bil’in in order to separate the village from a Jewish settlement. Over the course of five years, Burnat documents the struggle between the Palestinian villagers and the Israeli military as the tension escalates to a dangerous level. Burnat’s firsthand perspective offers a closer look at the West Bank conflict interwoven with stories of his own life in the village. Make sure to watch this fascinating personal account on WETA TV26 & HD this Saturday. Watch a preview!
POV: The City Dark
At 1:00am, watch The City Dark for a new perspective on our night sky. After moving to New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney is shocked to that there are no stars to be found in the night sky and questions whether true darkness could be going extinct. This question leads Cheney on a journey across the country to find the brightest and darkest places in America. Along the way, he talks to astronomers, ecologists, and researchers about what is lost in the modern night sky. The result is a thought-provoking look at our relationship with the darkness around us. Watch a preview!