Enjoy these great programs ThinkBright & Well
has to offer this month!
Images of Tony Gleaton
December 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm
IMAGES OF TONY GLEATON showcases the cultural photographer’s award-winning black and white portraits. Gleaton, whose photographs focus on the social construction of race, captures people separated from the dominant cultural group, including photographs of black and American Indian cowboys, the African diaspora in Latin America, and the assimilation of Asians, Africans and Europeans with indigenous Americans. The documentary also explores how Gleaton connects with his subjects to achieve a one-of-a-kind image.
Jews and Christians: A Journey of Faith
December 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm
This award winning two hour television documentary examines how contemporary Jews and Christians perceive each other, confront prejudice and stereotypes, and how they can understand and respect one another despite their differences. The program is based on the book Our Father Abraham: The Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith by Marvin R. Wilson, Ph.D. and is produced by Auteur Productions. For the first time ever, a documentary that explores common beliefs, traditions and rituals shared by Judaism and Christianity. It also examines how contemporary Jews and Christians perceive each other, confront prejudice and stereotypes, and how they can understand and respect one another despite their differences.
Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone
December 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm
As snow falls and Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond the town, in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year. NATURE journeys in the footsteps of the men who first explored the park, and travels with their modern-day counterpart on his own journey of discovery. From the unique crystals of individual snowflakes to the grand sweep of Yellowstone's Hayden Valley, this is a Christmas like no other.
Independent Lens: Garbage Dreams
December 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Filmed over four years, GARBAGE DREAMS follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, a ghetto located on the outskirts of Cairo. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.
NOVA: Building Pharaoh’s Ship
December 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm
A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. Is this journey, intricately depicted on the wall of one of Egypt's most impressive temples, mere myth -- or was it a reality? NOVA travels to the legendary temple, built some 3,500 years ago for the celebrated female pharaoh Hatshepsut, in search of answers to this tantalizing archeological mystery. Did Punt exist and, if so, where was it? Did the ancient Egyptians, who built elaborate barges to sail down the Nile, also have the expertise to embark on a long sea voyage? NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown on the mysterious carving, and then finally launch it in to the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery.
PIONEERS IN AVIATION: The Race to the Moon
December 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm
The EMMY-nominated PBS documentary series, covering the history of American aviation, from the Wright Brothers to the very frontiers of Space. "PIONEERS IN AVIATION . . . is an aviation buff's dream, richly detailed with the sort of footage often missing from historical films." John Levesque — Seattle Post Intelligencer
Paris The Luminous Years: Towards The Making Of The Modern
December 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm
PARIS THE LUMINOUS YEARS tells the story of Paris from an unprecedented point of view, not as the familiar, glamorous backdrop for the revolutions that exploded there, but as active protagonist, catalyst and midwife to modernity. The film spotlights now-famous key figures in the art world's first international avant-garde, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemingway, Serge Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, Aaron Copland, Josephine Baker, Marcel Duchamp, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Beach, Janet Flanner and many more, as they recount their individual stories of why they came to Paris, whom they met, what they made there, and how being in Paris transformed them and their work.