POV 1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 13, Episode 6 Dreamland
First Aired: August 22, 2000
Gambling hits home in filmmaker Lisanne Skyler's perceptive profile of Las Vegas residents living with constant temptation. “The hardest part of living in Las Vegas is the gambling machines,” says one woman. “They're everywhere.” Adds Lou Gerard, a Los Angeles tailor who retired to Las Vegas (and is the film's primary focus), about his gambling: “Sometimes I feel sorry for myself but I get over it. There's always a next time.” (But Gerard did stop gambling in 1999).