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Vicious
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:30pm

VICIOUS tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other’s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Ash (Iwan Rheon, “Game of Thrones”), their young, upstairs neighbor.

In Episode One, Freddie and Stuart host a wake to mark the passing of a dear friend. Joined by their small circle of elderly friends, the couple manages to create a splendidly awkward evening of meager food and liberal insults. Joining them is Freddie and Stuart’s young neighbor Ash, whose sexuality is a point of interest. Ash spends the evening trying to be a good guest while fending off the advances of Freddie and Stuart’s predatory best friend, Violet.

 

Masterpiece Mystery!
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 9:00pm

Four months after DC Endeavour Morse’s brush with death, he returns to duty with Oxford City Police and is reunited with DI Fred Thursday. Morse’s first case involves a John Doe who plummets to his death in what appears to be a routine suicide. When Morse discovers the man’s mysterious final message, he begins to consider seemingly unrelated cases, causing Thursday to worry that Morse’s wounds may have been more in mind than body.

Last Tango in Halifax
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 8:00pm
Courtesy of Ben Blackall © Anthony and Cleopatra Series Ltd.

The BAFTA-winning comedy-drama about romance and second chances returns as the reunited childhood sweethearts Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan a life together. As secrets from the past come tumbling out and family members adjust to changing relationships, can Alan and Celia find the long-awaited happiness they deserve?

Great Performances at the Met
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:00pm
Courtesy of Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s lavish production of Giacomo Puccini’s popular work, the most-performed opera in Met history. Italian star tenor Vittorio Grigolo is the passionate poet Rodolfo and soprano Kristine Opolais his fragile lover, Mimì. Susanna Phillips sings the flirtatious Musetta and Massimo Cavalletti is the painter Marcello, led by Italian conductor Stefano Ranzani. The production features a cast of hundreds, an onstage snow scene and a detailed reconstruction of the Latin Quarter in Paris. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato hosts the broadcast.

Nature
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:00pm

Join Sir David Attenborough on his journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through firsthand stories, the latest science and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around the world are used to demonstrate the wide variety of frog anatomy, appearance and behavior. Their amazing adaptations and survival techniques have made them the most successful of all amphibians.

POV
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:00pm

Watch the film trailer here.

In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation with his family when, suddenly, he fell down. His disease could no longer be ignored: Just a few months earlier he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which can lead to loss of vision and muscle control. Jason tried exercise, but the problem only worsened. He turned to his mom, who reminded him that he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery and love.
The result is WHEN I WALK, an emotional documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, driven by a young man’s determination to survive—and to make sense of a devastating disease through the art of cinema. An Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Antiques Roadshow
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:00pm

It’s been 15 years since ANTIQUES ROADSHOW first visited Tampa, Florida. Tune in to see how the appraised values have stood up over time. Highlights include a fork from the Hindenburg; a costume jewelry hat from around 1950; and a Louis Comfort Tiffany lamp with a “Rose Helmut” shade, ca. 1905.

An American Experience
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:00pm
courtesy of newseum

Watch preview clips HERE.

During the summer of 1964, the nation’s eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. The campaign was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches and the bombing of 70 homes and Freedom Houses.

Documentary about the Egyptian National Soccer Team and Its American Coach, Bob Bradley
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:00pm
yanksarecoming.com

See a preview of the film HERE.

American Pharoah goes behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team — the “Pharaohs” — and its American coach, Bob Bradley. The film by Egyptian filmmaker Hossam Aboul-Magd follows the team’s efforts to qualify for soccer’s ultimate event for the first time in more than 20 years. In production for more than two years, the film sets the soccer team’s challenge to succeed against the backdrop of the incredible turmoil in Egypt today.

Artist Café

"Painterly Realism" is a term Ithaca artist Brian Keeler uses to describe his work.

See his Artis Cafe Episode Here.

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