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Film and theater luminaries, including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks and Phylicia Rashad, share their stories of the career- and life-changing experience of bringing August Wilson's rich theatrical voice to the stage. Wilson's sister Freda Ellis, his widow and costume designer Constanza Romero, as well as friends, colleagues and scholars trace Wilson's influences, creative evolution, triumphs, struggles and quest for cultural determinism before his untimely death from liver cancer.
Professor Henry Louis Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, continues his journey into the past to illuminate the familial histories of 29 of today's most recognizable names in sports, music, film, television, theatre, and literature. Each episode takes viewers on a journey through layers of ancestral history, uncovering familial secrets and sharing life-altering discoveries that ultimately reveal an intimate bond that links each individual's story together.
University parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open 'Ghostbusters,' a ghost removal service. After struggling to get on their feet, they are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in Dana Barrett's (Sigourney Weaver) Central Park West apartment.
Great Performances presents a look at the British invasion 50 years after both the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit our shores. Features newly filmed interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Stevie Wonder sharing their memories of how the music of the '60s and the cultural revolution of 1964 changed their lives forever.
A new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln's most powerful address.
Debuting an Unrated Director's Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller's internationally acclaimed incredible cast, uniquely talented crew and cutthroat characters.
A powerful and timely portrait of Brandon Darby, a left-wing activist turned FBI informant and then Tea Party conservative whose actions led to the arrest of two protesters at the 2008 Republican National Convention. In chronicling the story--and mystery--of Brandon Darby, writer/director Jamie Meltzer, offers an unsettling look at the hidden use of informants in contemporary America - an especially contemporary issue in light of the recent leaks about government surveillance.
This program visits two of the oldest desert monasteries in Egypt to observe religious practices and a way of life that have changed remarkably little since the beginnings of Coptic Christianity. It also explores the religion's iconography and the art, artifacts and textiles it has inspired.
How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your DNA? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone's brain has untapped genius - just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? Watch as host David Pogue (popular technology reporter for The New York Times) meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do.
The series introduces Dr. Grace Devlin, played by Jordana Spiro, as a young surgeon torn between morality and an unpaid family debt to a Southside mob boss played by William Forsythe. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Zach Gilford, James Carpinello and Zeljko Ivanek. Series' guest stars include Michael Rapaport Michael Madsen, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Terry Kinney, Kevin Corrigan and Jennifer Beals.
Highly imaginative story about a happily married couple who can't wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. Then one stormy night young Timothy shows up on their doorstep. Soon they and the small town in which they live learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts.
The film follows a trio of magazine employees as they embark on a smart and unexpectedly heartfelt journey in search of a mysterious man who put an ad in the paper, seeking a partner for time travel. Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, nominee for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and one of the best-reviewed films of the year.
A new documentary film directed by Brian Malone, takes an unbiased look at partisanship and asks: how did it get so bad? The politically charged documentary drills down to the roots of political polarization, examining both parties' tactics, the division of Congress and the role that the media plays in dramatizing events and offers solutions to move beyond it.
Black pepper, ginger and cinnamon all have their roots in this beautiful land in the southwestern corner of India. Often called the Venice of South Asia, Kerala has fabulous cultural and food traditions. And it might be the world's first tolerant multi-religious society, a place where Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Jews have lived together in peace and harmony for centuries.
In each hour-long episode, he takes viewers along for the journey with two or three celebrity guests who are connected to one another by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises in their family trees and shares life-altering discoveries.
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