"Snow Monkeys" producer and cinematographer Joe Pontecorvo sought to capture the life of Japanese Macaques deep within the snow-covered mountains of Northern Japan, in a valley named Jigokudani, meaning “Hell Valley”. Pontecorvo and his wife Nimmida Pontevorco followed a snow monkey troop, 160 members in all, for nearly two years to truly get to know these fascinating creatures.
What’s the view from inside Google when it comes to your privacy? Consider the hypothetical scenario that Liz Figueroa, a former California state senator, was offered in a meeting with the company’s founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
ACL presents indie rock with Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. Vampire Weekend plays songs from its latest Modern Vampires of the City, while fellow New York act Grizzly Bear highlights its album Shields.
Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvořák’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Jezibaba and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium. The American soprano won the Met's National Council Auditions 25 years ago singing the mermaid's aria "Song to the Moon" and has sung the role of Rusalka more than any artist in the Metropolitan Opera's history.
As preparations are made for Chummy to nurse her dying mother at home, Jenny feels drawn to help on the conclusion of Season 3 of CALL THE MIDWIFE. Then on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: Mr. Selfridge's Season 2 conclusion, justice is served and so is romance — as soldiers return, others leave for the front and all at Selfridges remain calm and carry on.
Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (1927–2003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. American Masters showcases his remarkable life in Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself. The documentary is both a chronicle of one of the last century’s most intriguing characters, as well as a cinematic adaption of his nuanced and funny literary style. Using Plimpton’s own narration, new interviews with friends, family and contemporaries, and extensive archival material, the film creates a compelling portrait of a one-of-a-kind person who lived fully, strangely and incredibly. Plimpton co-founded and worked as the editor of influential literary magazine…