We used to call these “VCR alerts” here at CPYU. That was back when the VCR was cutting edge technology. I’m not sure what we are supposed to call it now that technology is changing at breakneck speed. For now, let’s just call it “maybe you should watch this!”
Tonight, PBS is running a POV episode featuring the film “Only The Young.” The synopsis of the film says this: “Only the Young follows three unconventional Christian teenagers coming of age in a small Southern California town. Skateboarders Garrison and Kevin, and Garrison’s on-and-off girlfriend, Skye, wrestle with the eternal questions of youth: friendship, true love and the promise of the future. Yet their lives are also touched by the distress signals of contemporary America — foreclosed homes, abandoned businesses and adults in financial trouble. As graduation approaches, these issues become shocking realities. With sun-drenched visuals, lyrical storytelling and a soul-music soundtrack, Only the Young embodies the innocence and candor of its youthful subjects — and of adolescence itself.”
Be sure to give it a look. . . .