Featured Programs

April 2016

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. “Jackie Robinson,” Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “was a sit-inner before sit-ins, a freedom rider before freedom rides.”
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Part One: Sunday, April 24 at 7:00pm. Part Two: Sunday, April 24 at 9:00pm. Encore presentation: Thursday, April 28 starting at 8:00 p.m.

 
 
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Masterpiece:
Grantchester

The whiskey-drinking and jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers (James Norton) returns alongside his friend and veteran cop Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) for a second season of crime-solving in the small country parish of Grantchester. The series—based on The Grantchester Mysteries books written by James Runcie. Grantchester was created by Daisy Coulam (EastEnders, Casualty) and executive produced by Diederick Santer (Jane Eyre, EastEnders). Learn more

Mondays in April at 8:00pm.

 

 

American Experience:
Space Men

In the 1950s and early ‘60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of the space age long before NASA’s acclaimed Mercury 7 would make headlines. Though largely forgotten today, balloonists were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the very limits of human physiology and human ingenuity in this lethal realm.
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Sunday, April 3 at 9:00pm.

 
 
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Marion’s Triumph

Surviving History’s Nightmare: In 1938, the Blumenthal family began their journey to the United States as refugees from Nazi Germany. However, the Germans bombed their passenger ship, trapping them in occupied Holland. Six-and-a-half years of horror in various refugee, transit and prison camps—including notorious Bergen-Belsen—followed, as did an incredible story of near escapes, dashed hopes and tragedy.

Sunday, April 3 at 10:00pm.

 

Ebertfest 2016

The Ebertfest film festival looks back on last year’s 17th iteration of the festival in a new documentary. The video provides a retrospective of last year’s collection of films and features appearances from Chaz Ebert, James Ponsoldt and Jason Segel. Founded by beloved critic Roger Ebert in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. The festival focuses on films that were overlooked by critics, audiences and distributors.

Tuesday, April 5 at 9:00pm.

 
 
Featured Program The Whitney Reynolds Show The Cities

Weeknights at 6:30pm.

 

Sundays at 4:30pm.
Thursdays at 7:30pm.

 

Sundays at 4:00pm.
Thursdays at 7:00pm.