Secrets of the Dead
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 6:00pm
July 3, 1940. After only 54 days into office, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered his Navy to take control of French ships, or destroy them if the French refused to relinquish control. What led to this unprecedented and controversial attack was a dramatic series of events that saw France being overrun by the Nazis in a matter of weeks, Roosevelt fearing that Britain would fall just as quickly, and Churchill needing a way to prove otherwise.
Wed, 02/06/2013 - 7:00pm
Courtesy of Tommy Goetz
Combining startlingly fresh and candid 16mm footage that had lain undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for the past 30 years, with contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, ”The Black Power Mixtape” looks at the people, society, culture and style that fueled an era of convulsive change, 1967-1975.
In Search of Shakespeare
Sat, 02/02/2013 - 4:00pm
Secrets of the Dead
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 6:00pm
This spectacular long-lost story of heroism, perseverance, and ingenuity follows the tale of lost WWII soldiers, their unlikely rescue and companionship with the Dayak tribe in Borneo, and their eventual rescue conceived by an eccentric British Major — an airway built out of bamboo in the middle of the jungle.
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 7:00pm
When we think about schools, it usually evokes images of places separated from the larger community, place where students go to learn. Occasionally during the school day students venture outside classroom walls to take field trips meant to enhance the academic rigor of their classroom experience, but the classroom as the primary vehicle for educational success remains largely unchallenged despite often questionable levels of achievement.
Pioneers of Television
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 7:00pm
Because of his radio background, Gleason understood how well-written sitcoms can capture America’s imagination. The pleasing mixture of a continued storyline, running gags and ever-evolving characters resonates with viewers, and the genre has become a staple of the American television landscape.
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 6:00pm
On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy — a contender for the Democratic nomination for President — was en route to Indianapolis to make a campaign stop in a predominantly African-American neighborhood. In Memphis, Tenn. that same night, gunman James Earl Ray shot and mortally wounded the leader of the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Upon hearing the tragic news, Kennedy made a crucial decision: risking his own life and defying city officials, he ventured into the inner city and addressed the grief-stricken crowd gathered in a park.