Screen Time: Week of June 19
By Tom White
Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.
Coming to Netflix this Friday, Brian Knappenberger's Nobody Speak, which examines the Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker Media case as a deeper exploration into the precarious state of free press, free speech and freedom of expression in the Trump era.
Sara’s Taksler's Tickling Giants tells the story of how Dr. Bassem Youssef, the "Egyptian Jon Stewart," makes the transformation from heart surgeon to late-night comedian to exlore and support creative ways to protect free speech and fight a president who abuses his power. Now available on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray.
Shaleece Haas' Real Boy, premiering June 19 on Independent Lens, follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity.
Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary, from producer/director Gay Dillingham, profiles an epic friendship between two spiritual and somewhat controversial masters: Timothy Leary, Harvard psychology professor/LSD aficionado, and Ram Dass (née Richard Alpert), his Harvard colleague and fellow consciousness explorer. The film is available on DVD through Kino Lorber.