Visual & Performing Arts

New! Hofesh Shechter's Clowns 29 min.

London-based Israeli dancer, choreographer, and composer Hofesh Shechter has been named as one of The Stage's 100 most influential people in theater since 2016, has been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Choreography, and received the OBE for his contributions to the arts. Clowns is a dance film that is a macabre comedy of murder and desire, asking how far will we go in the name of entertainment...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Quetzacoatl and the Magic Flute of Fire 26 min.

Two California artists from Mexico use their art to connect to their indigenous heritage.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Ricardo Peña and the Aztec Dancers 25 min.

As he explains each part of his regalia to us, a master drummer and Aztec dance leader teaches us about the values and beliefs of moder-day Aztecs. The interview is intercut with shots of an Aztec ceremony.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Spring Awakening: Those You've Known 84 min.

Fifteen years after the smash, Tony-winning Broadway run of "Spring Awakening," the original cast and creative team reunite for a spectacular, one-night only reunion concert to benefit The Actors Fund. Chronicling their whirlwind journey back to the stage, the film follows the players as they reconnect and rediscover the beauty and timelessness of the hit musical.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

American Masters: Twyla Moves 84 min.

For decades, Twyla Tharp has astounded the world with her trademark, unprecedented ingenuity. Now 79 years old, Twyla is entering a new phase of her life – but she hasn’t stopped moving. Interwoven with her storied career and prolific works, Twyla Moves sees legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp navigate her latest creative challenge: making a dance for a world plagued by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Actors On: Macbeth 67 min.

This program helps students explore dramatic literature through the actor's creative process. Professional performers, directors, producers, and scholars examine the play by working on scenes and monologues, and participating in interviews and discussions about the script and its history. Join us as we pull back the curtain on what it takes to understand the text, discover the characters, and prep...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream 60 min.

In Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream, writer Hugh Welchman recalls the 10-year journey that brought the world’s first fully painted feature film to the cinema screen. From humble beginnings in a bedroom in an industrial Polish town of Lódz, an idea for a 7-minute short film that would tell the story of Vincent van Gogh through his paintings was conceived. The potential for a truly groundbreakin...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace 84 min.

Going Attractions celebrates the splendor and grandeur of the great cinemas of the United States, built when movies were the acme of entertainment and the stories were larger than life, as were the venues designed to show them: Thousands of seats, giant screens, exotic and ornate interiors with balconies and lounges, in-house organs and orchestras, amazing marquees, and air conditioning back when...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Hollywood and the Yellow Threat 55 min.

The United States entered WWII. More than 110,000 citizens of Japanese origin were rounded up and dispatched to camps until the end of the war. Hollywood was quick to react with films from OBJECTIVE BURMA to THE BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI and THE STORY OF GI JOE to KNOW YOUR ENEMY: JAPAN. Already in 1941 Warner, who was manipulating public opinion in favor of entering the war, had released DIVE BOMBER w...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Apollo 102 min.

THE APOLLO, directed by Oscar® and Emmy® winner Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater, covering the rich history of the storied performance space over its 85 years. What began as a refuge for marginalized artists emerged as a hallowed hall of black excellence and empowerment. In the film, Williams reflects on the struggle of black lives in America, t...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019