Friday, May 13, 2022

Feature Stream: Gattaca


Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior "in-valid." He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a laboratory-engineered "valid." He assumes Jerome's DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene (Uma Thurman). An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer (Gore Vidal) complicates Vincent's plans.

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Friday, May 06, 2022

Feature Stream: C.O.G.


Leaving the ivy-covered walls of Yale behind, the privileged and intellectual David sets out to discover the real world armed with books and a strong conviction of atheism. He goes to work at an apple orchard under an alias, but is thrust into a world he is wholly unprepared for with religious locals and untrustworthy co-workers. His sexuality and lack of faith will be tested as he learns to rely on strangers in a world that can't be taught in books and a classroom.

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Feature Stream: Alien

 


In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Feature Stream: A Fierce Green Fire


Earth Day is April 22nd!

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle For a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization... the film tells vivid stories about people fighting - and succeeding - against enormous odds.

The film is divided into five 'acts'.

Act 1 focuses on the conservation movement of the `60s, David Brower and the Sierra Club's battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon. Narrated by Robert Redford.

Act 2 looks at the new environmental movement of the `70s with its emphasis on pollution, focusing on the battle led by Lois Gibbs over Love Canal. Narrated by Ashley Judd.

Act 3 is about alternative ecology strands and the main story is Greenpeace's campaign to save the whales. Narrated by Van Jones.

Act 4 explores global resource issues and crises of the `80s, focusing on the struggle to save the Amazon led by Chico Mendes and the rubber tappers. Narrated by Isabel Allende.

Act 5 concerns climate change. Narrated by Meryl Streep.

Watch: A Fierce Green Fire

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Feature Stream: Jurassic Park


Monday the 18th is National Velociraptor Awareness Day!

Genetically engineered dinosaurs run amok on a remote island. It's up to a paleontologist, a paleobotanist and a mathematician to outmaneuver the deadly beasts and find their way back to civilization. Based on Michael Crichton's best seller. The film won three Oscars, including Best Visual Effects.

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Friday, April 08, 2022

Feature Stream: Titanic


James Cameron's "Titanic" is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era -- the "ship of dreams" -- which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912

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Friday, April 01, 2022

Feature Stream: Wild Nights With Emily

 




Featuring Emily Dickinson's letters and poems via special arrangement with Harvard University Press, and starring comedienne Molly Shannon, this Guggenheim award-winning film is a dramatic comedy about the life of Emily DIckinson. It is a wonderful teaching tool for English, History and Creative Writing classes alike, appropriate for anyone over the age of 12 through post-graduate.

"The Emily of Olnek's film is not a melancholic recluse, but the heroine of a romantic comedy" according to the New York Times, Wild Nights With Emily "wrestles with serious themes, dramatizes fully realized relationships, and poses pointed questions about how legacies are devised and maintained"

Natalie Goldberg, author of the all-time best-selling writers handbook, "Writing Down The Bones," says, "Wild Nights With Emily is a wonderful film to show in schools, for students young and old! I loved this film- it's essential viewing for all students of literature."

Wild Nights With Emily is "As entertaining and thought provoking as Dickinson's poetry" (The Austin Chronicle) and is sure to give your students a lot to talk about, long after the film is over.

Wild Nights With Emily

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