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Venice West and the LA Scene - Untold story of the California Beat Era
... A wave of free-spirited creativity emerged during the California Beat Era. Young, idealistic poets and artists made their own underground life apart...
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San Francisco’s Wild History Groove - Underground Artists and Poets from the California Beat Era
Rebels from the 50s, avant-garde California artists and poets turned their backs on pursuit of money and embraced a new expression of freedom. How it was to "swing" in the underground--in the shadows of American culture.
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The Beach - San Francisco’s North Beach in the 50s
... True-to-the life history of San Francisco's Beat Era--The Beach recreates its vibrant atmosphere with a mix of jazz, poetry, art and first-hand accounts...
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Dear Mr. Watterson - The Era of Calvin & Hobbes
Calvin & Hobbes dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over 10 years, having a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe. When the strip's creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year's Eve in…
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Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets - Exploring the Influence of the Beat Generation's Most Influential Voices
...engaging documentary explores the insights and influences of the American Beat Poets. The film conveys their consciousness and sensibility through candid...
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Wanda the Wonderful - The True Story of a 1920's Era Female Wild-West Sharpshooter
...the Wonderful" is a documentary film that tells the true story of a 1920's era gun slinging wild-woman, Wanda, and her journey from Indian Territory to sheep...
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The Era of Agrarian Civilizations
Part of the Series: The Big History of Civilizations
... The vast Era of Agrarian Civilizations stretches nearly 5,000 years, from 3,200 B.C.E. to 1750 C.E. and the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Tease...
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Who Cares - Prostitution & DNA in the Post-Pickton Era
...dangerous world of Edmonton's sex trade workers where, in a post-Pickton era, women now voluntarily provide police with DNA samples for future postmortem...
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The Silent Era
Part of the Series: Reel Herstory
The first director to tell a narrative story on the screen was a woman. The highest paid director in the silent days was a woman. More than half of screenwriters in the silent days were women. Before 1920, more women…
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Emancipation Road: 1963-1968 - The Civil Rights Era
Part of the Series: Emancipation Road
A look at the protests, demonstrations, and prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement that finally ended segregation in the United States.
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West Coast Beat & Beyond
...in the late 1950's. The most significant influences in this movement were Beat figures Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and publisher Lawrence...
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Beat Hotel
...conformity and censorship of America. Called the Beat Hotel, it soon became an epicenter of the Beat Generation. This revelatory new documentary delves...
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Greenwich Village - Music That Defined A Generation
For the first time, the greatest singer-songwriters, authors and performers from Greenwich Village reflect on how they collectively became the voice of a generation. Through poignant interviews with the likes of Pete Seeger, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, Kris Kristofferson, Arlo…
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William S. Burroughs - A Man Within
...write about his experiences. Eventually he was hailed the godfather of the beat generation and influenced artists for generations to come. However, his friends...
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Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
... Years before the Beats arrived in San Francisco, the city exploded with artistic expressions: painting, theatre, film, poetry. At its center was the...
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Fresh Dressed - The Evolution of Rap Fashion
A fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion's catwalks and Middle America shopping malls. Director Sacha Jenkins' music-drenched history draws from a rich mix of…
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Technology in the Classical World
Episode 1 of Understanding Greek and Roman Technology
...engineering by probing the technological edge that allowed the Greeks to beat the Persians at the Battle of Salamis. Then survey the aims of the course...
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Emancipation Road: 1945-1963 - The Double Victory
Part of the Series: Emancipation Road
...however, the stage was being set for the confrontations of the Civil Rights Era. ...
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Foraging in the Old Stone Age
Part of the Series: The Big History of Civilizations
... Although it is often skimmed over in the history books, the Paleolithic Era is the longest time in human history, ranging from 200,000 to 11,000 years...
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Emancipation Road: 1863-1870 - The Emancipation Proclamation
Part of the Series: Emancipation Road
...Proclamation and its effect on the end of the Civil War, the Reconstruction era in the South, and the eventual Constitutional amendments passed to protect...
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