Until Mike Wallace, TV journalism was rather tame … but Wallace inaugurated a new era in which politicians, celebrities, and everyone else was put under the spotlight. A new documentary follows his life from his early years through 60 minutes.
While Steve Young was writing comedy for the David Letterman show, he started collecting weird vinyl records from corporate sales meetings–and found that they were full of incredible music from the weird about diesel and plumbing fixtures.
What would happen if you put eleven strangers on a raft at sea for three months? In 1973, an anthropologist did just that—and the results surprised him. 43 years later director Marcus Lindeen, built a replica of the raft and invited the survivors of the journey to share their memories of it.
In 1969 patrons of the gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, were fed up with police raids and they fought back. But leading up to that breaking point were decades of history and activism. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots we talk to Robert Rosenberg , co-director of the 1984 documentary, Before Stonewall.
She was born in France where she started her film career in the late 1800s, then moved to the US. She made hundreds of films, earned the respect of audiences and colleagues alike — and then was written out of film history. We talk to Pamela Green about her new documentary on Guy-Blaché.
Three mothers paddle down the Gila River after the deaths of their teenage children, following the path the kids had chosen as environmental advocates for the river and surrounding wilderness.
Assistance dogs have changed the lives of innumerable people with disabilities. We talk to filmmakerHeddy Honigmann about her film Buddy, and to Jill Felice of Assistance Dogs of the West.
Five days of films, parties, events, awards, and more films…on today’s show we talk about three films from the festival, whose themes range from Neanderthal DNA and cloning to gender inequality in TV and film, to the history of the newspaper business.
Bernardo Ruiz’s new film, Harvest Season, shows us a year in the Napa Valley with multi-generational Latino vineyard workers and business people–and it’s a celebration of all the people who work behind the scenes to make each bottle of California wine.
… what could use improvement? Eric Witt, director of the Santa Fe Film Office, leads us through the intricacies of what makes a film incentive program work for a state, and how New Mexico’s economic development could be optimized in the film and media space.