Watch, share and then vote for this week’s featured films from the PBS Online Film Festival:

CET & ThinkTV’s Sorry About Tomorrow: Baldwin is using time travel in hopes of undoing everything that has recently been done to him and those he loves.

Vermont Public TV’s Mad River Rising: An aging farmer escapes his retirement home and finds himself back at his boyhood farm.

Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN)’s Diamond John: John Wesley Huddleston tries to support his wife and five daughters by digging for gold.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s A Part of Me, A Part From Me: Lawrence goes to an old house by the lake and relives painful memories of his lost love.

Vermont PBS’s North Star: Witness a haunting, poetic re-creation of a slave escaping from the South to New England.

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July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published
On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.
Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.
Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.
Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published

On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.

Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.

Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.

Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

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July 15, 1606: Dutch Artist Rembrandt Born
On this day in 1606, famous Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn was born.  Considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history, Rembrandt was best known for his portraits, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible, history and mythology. His more than 600 paintings are often noted for his innovative use of shadow and light.
Explore the defining qualities of an authentic Rembrandt with “Rembrandt in America.”
Photo: Rembrandt Self-Portrait, 1659. Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 15, 1606: Dutch Artist Rembrandt Born

On this day in 1606, famous Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn was born.  Considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history, Rembrandt was best known for his portraits, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible, history and mythology. His more than 600 paintings are often noted for his innovative use of shadow and light.

Explore the defining qualities of an authentic Rembrandt with “Rembrandt in America.”

Photo: Rembrandt Self-Portrait, 1659. Wikimedia Commons