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Friday Freeview Screenings

Friday Freeviews

The third Friday of each month, MPT hosts a screening of a program or documentary before it airs. Please join us each month for a sneak peak.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 AT 7PM

Finding Fellowship

Join us for a screening of Finding Fellowship -- a documentary that explores bonding and building in a Montgomery County community.

Friday, October 22 at 7pm

Storm Lake

Join us on a new date for a screening of Storm Lake.  Take a look inside a family-run newspaper keeping local journalism alive.

Friday, September 17 at 7pm

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century. 

Friday, July 16 at 7PM

Pier Kids

"Pier Kids" transports audiences to New York City’s historic Christopher Street Pier where homeless queer Black youth navigate the streets to find safety and stability.  Join us for a sneak peek before the program airs.

Friday, May 21 at 7pm

The Donut King

The story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975, and building an unlikely multimillion-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. 

Friday, April 16 at 7pm

MPT's Indie Lens Pop-Up: Philly DA

A groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.

FRIDAY, MARCH 19 AT 7PM

Hemingway

Examine the visionary work and the turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced.

Friday, February 19 at 7PM

Mr. SOUL!

From 1968 into 1973, the public television variety show SOUL! offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics.

Thursday, February 4 at noon

Ocean City At War With Nature

Reporter Liz O'Neill talks to builders, developers, and politicians about Ocean City (MD) beach erosion over the past 40 years. Originally aired 11/5/1986.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 AT 7PM

9to5: The Story of a Movement

Before the hit song or film, 9to5 was an inspiring demand for equality that encapsulated the spirit of both the women’s and labor movements of the 1970s.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 AT 7PM

"Deserted" and "Green Acres"

MPT held a mini-documentary double feature and a live Q&A with filmmaker Emily Stubb and musician Anthony Francis, who's a part of both films.

Friday, October 16 at 7pm

Secrets of the Dead: Gangster's Gold

Three groups of treasure hunters set out to find the long-lost “Gangster’s Gold” and solve an 85-year-old mystery.

FRIDAY, JUNE 19 AT 7PM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE The Vote

The Vote delves into the animating controversies that divided the nation in the early 20th century and offers a lesson in the delicate, often fractious dynamics of social change.

January 17, 2020 at 7pm

The First Rainbow Coalition

The First Rainbow Coalition charts the history and enduring legacy of a groundbreaking multi-ethnic coalition that rocked Chicago in the 1960s.

Friday, December 20 at 7pm

Sanditon

MPT held a screening of the latest Masterpiece drama Sanditon, based on the works of Jane Austen.

Friday, October 18 at 7pm

Maryland Farm & Harvest

Join us for two episodes of the seventh season before they air. Stay for a Q&A session with the program's associate producer.

Friday, September 20 at 7pm

Poldark

MPT held a screening of the first episode of the fifth and last season of Poldark.

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AmeriCorps PSA

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Friday, August 16 at 7pm

Country Music

MPT held a screening for "Country Music" which is an eight-part, 16-hour documentary series by Ken Burns that explores the history of a uniquely American art form.