Ladies and gentlemen, set your DVRs. It's Ladies Night for documentaries not once but twice this week as two fine nonfiction films make their television debuts.
First up, tonight at 9 p.m., our embattled friends at PBS present Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst. The site is, as usual, rich with extras, including a timeline and a gallery of photos from the Hibernia Bank Robbery that introduced Tania and the SLA to the world. But the best feature by far is "What's Your Bag?" an interactive quiz that lets you determine where you fall on the spectrum between counterculture and the Establishment, man.
And then, on Thursday night, also at 9 p.m., the fine people at A&E will broadcast one of the cinetrix's favorite films from this year's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Barbara Kopple's Bearing Witness. If you visit the A&E site here, you too can see the eyepatched excellence that is Marie Colvin.
So, fuck the network series finales. You'll have all summer to catch up.