TV picks for March 14: ‘Traffic Stop,’ ‘The Green Mile,’ ‘The Mountain Lion and Me’
The long arm of the law
Traffic Stop has been running on HBO throughout the month, but you may finally want to check it out after seeing it get mentioned on Oscar night. While it didnt win the prize for best documentary short, this narrative about a black woman manhandled by police during a routine traffic stop packs a punch. If youre only interested in winners, dont forget that Icarus, which won best documentary feature, is available on Netflix.
2 p.m., HBO
Sam I am
Its not hard to believe that Sam Rockwell took home the Academy Award for his stunning work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. What is incredible is that the 49-year-old actor had never been nominated, despite a rich catalog that includes a stellar turn as a mass murderer in 1999s The Green Mile. Tom Hanks also stars in this adaptation of Stephen Kings novel.
5 p.m., Sundance TV
The name of the game
Casey Anderson may be a top-notch tracker, but hes terrible with nicknames. Ignore his shortcomings while watching The Mountain Lion and Me and youll get a fascinating introduction to an animal thats eluded many of the most dedicated wildlife explorers.
7 p.m., Smithsonian Channel