A feature documentary about the Inner City
Shakespeare Ensemble, an innovative drama program led by Dr. Melanie
Andrews. The group brings together talented young actors as, despite setbacks, they strive to create a 2015 production of the Bard's comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew."
THE LOST KENNEDY HOME MOVIES
With remarkable never-before-seen “home
movies,” this 2-hour documentary profiles the nine
children of Joseph and Rose Kennedy, as they grew
up in the 1930s and 40s, then burst into the national spotlight in the
50s with the political careers of John F. Kennedy,
Robert F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy. Insights
and anecdotes are provided by historians Robert
Dallek, Evan Thomas, Douglas Brinkley and Chris
Matthews, and by close friends. Rare 16-mm films
seen for the first time in High-Definition were
taken by the Kennedys and friends. Narrated by
Liev Schreiber. Premieres on the History channel
WOMEN OF HEART
Founded in 1906 in a
rural Los Angeles mustard field, Immaculate Heart
High School has educated thousands of young women
and provided exceptional opportunities for
intellectual, artistic and spiritual growth.
Students at IHHS experience a rigorous academic
program that fosters leadership and the uniqueness
of each individual. This cinematic,
multi-image documentary celebrates the 100
year heritage of the school and looks toward the
VISIT TO INNERSPARK
Each summer more than 500 high school students come
together for an intensive program in the arts called
InnerSpark. Talented students apply their energies
to painting, music, dance, writing, theater and
film, and learn the rewards of these disciplines.
Produced for the California State Summer School for
the Arts, with guest artist Helen Hunt.
WEST POINT: HONOR AND TRADITION
A three-hour panorama of the U. S. Military Academy
at West Point as it deals with tradition and change,
from today’s "plebes" to the great figures of
American history such as Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee,
Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Patton and Douglas
MacArthur. The program offers unique perspectives
from writers, historians and social commentators,
including Stephen E. Ambrose, David Halberstam,
George Plimpton and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
THE LEGEND OF TWO PATH
The friendship of three young Native Americans is
shattered with the arrival of the first English
settlers in North Carolina in the 1580s. This
full-scale historical feature, with a cast of 40,
was filmed on location at Roanoke Island on the
Atlantic coast, and at studios in Winston-Salem.
Produced by Sam L. Grogg and the North Carolina
School of the Arts. Screens daily at Roanoke
OBSESSED WITH VERTIGO
The true, dark story of the making and restoration
of the film that many regard as Alfred Hitchcock’s most personal and
romantic suspense masterpiece, told as a mystery
itself. Produced for American Movie Classics and
Universal Pictures, featuring Martin Scorsese, Kim
Novak, Patricia Hitchcock. Narrated by Roddy
THE INDOMITABLE TEDDY ROOSEVELT
The dramatic life of Theodore Roosevelt is given
full measure in this feature documentary narrated by
George C. Scott with the music of John Philip Sousa.
The film creatively mixes rare archive footage of TR
with meticulous recreations featuring members of the
real-life Roosevelt family. Named by The New York
Times and the Washington Post as "one of the
best programs of the year!" This
multi-award-winning film was uniquely presented on
ABC Network, A&E and the History Channel.
BENNY CARTER: SYMPHONY IN RIFFS
Burt Lancaster narrates this swinging portrait of
one of the all time giants of American music. From
the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem in the 1920’s to Japan
in the 1990s, Benny Carter lived a remarkable eight
decade career as saxophonist, composer, arranger,
band leader and film score composer, in a life of
timeless wonder. With Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald,
Dizzy Gillespie. Named "Jazz Movie of the Year!"
by the Los Angeles Times.
MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY TRIBUTES
Harrison Engle has produced biographical tributes
for dozens of Hollywood’s leading actors and
artists, including filmmaking
legends such as Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder
and Martin Scorsese. His incisive tributes
have appeared on seven Academy Awards telecasts,
the Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards,
American Society of Cinematographers
Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards, AFI Life
Achievement Awards and many others.
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been fascinated by the personalities and dramas of
the past. But there are wonderful stories today that
must be told, and I remain curious about the new
worlds coming just over the horizon."