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Make your CCSP study routine more mobile. This audio-only course provides a summary of key concepts covered in the fifth CCSP exam domain: Cloud Security Operations.
Join the real-world school of music recording. Every Monday, superstar audio engineer/producer Larry Crane introduces a new solution for a common recording challenge.
Stay on top of the latest Fusion 360 techniques and tools. Tune in every Friday for a new tip to enhance your design workflow.
Learn how to navigate difficult, real-world management scenarios. Get short, actionable advice from two leadership experts.
Build your Excel skills, one week at a time. Accept a new challenge every Friday to learn and practice Excel.
Learn R on your lunch break. This weekly series reviews the language features, development tools, and libraries that will make you a more productive R programmer.
Tune into this audio-only course to prepare for the fourth domain of the CCSP exam-Cloud Application Security-when you're on the go.
DIY your way to your next film. Get tips for making films on a tight budget.
Get tips and tricks for working with Raspberry Pi. Learn how to create cool electronics projects without a lot of money or time.
Learn how to create custom business solutions with the Microsoft Power Platform, which includes Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI.
Get a weekly serving of photographic insight, instruction, and inspiration from photographer, teacher, and author Ben Long.
Work smarter with Grasshopper, the intuitive plugin for Rhino 3D. Get weekly tips that can help you resolve common challenges and make the most out of the plugin's capabilities.
Learn how to enhance your designs-and streamline your overall workflow-with Cinema 4D, the essential tool for motion graphics artists and designers.
Get short tips to become a better After Effects artist. Learn how to reset tools, control animations, create effects, control layers, troubleshoot issues, and much more.
Join Robin DiAngelo, the best-selling author of "White Fragility," as she offers a bracing guide for those interested in examining and changing racism (including their own).
Get up and running with Groovy, a powerful, easy-to-use, and widely adopted language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) platform.
Master your gear and get the scoop on hot new cameras and accessories. Get a new Photo Gear Weekly tip every Friday.
Discover how to strategize and deliver dynamic video content for social media. Tune in every Thursday for a new tip.
Learn how to get access to unadvertised jobs in the hidden job market with these networking and job search tips.
Get up and running with Avid Media Composer. This project-based course covers each aspect of the editing process-from importing media to exporting a complete video sequence.
Learn tips and tricks to help you do more with Bluebeam, the document management program for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC).
Implement AWS securely. Learn about the different security tools within AWS-Identity and Access Management (IAM), Key Management Service (KMS), and more-as well as how to use them.
Turn decent shots into exceptional photos with these insider tips. Tune in each week to learn new techniques for working with Photoshop, Lightroom, and more.
Stay on top of the latest 3ds Max tools and techniques. Get a new tip every Wednesday to expand your 3ds Max knowledge and skills.
Learn how to solve common IT issues on your own. This collection of hardware, software, and networking troubleshooting tips helps Windows users help themselves.
Sometimes you need to experiment to grow as an artist. Explore new design ideas and illustration styles every Wednesday.
Get an introduction to the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification. Get tips for acing the required exam for this valuable cloud credential.
Learn how to use the essentials of Microsoft Teams, the Office 365 collaborative workspace app.
Enhance your ZBrush skill set, one tip at a time. Tune in each week to get a grasp on key tools and features, as well as how to leverage popular workflows to work more efficiently.
Learn how to lead projects successfully using the DIRECT project leadership framework-define, investigate, resolve, execute, change, and transition.
Learn everything you need to make the most of Outlook on the web, the browser-based version of the popular Microsoft email and calendar app.
Learn how to tell a story using the motion design tools in Adobe After Effects.
Learn how to develop and add new interactions and navigation behaviors to websites and apps by leveraging new CSS scrolling and parallax possibilities.
Learn how to implement DevOps processes such as source control, pipelines, and security with Microsoft Azure-and prepare for related objectives from the AZ-400 certification exam.
Study for the CCSP exam when you're on the go. This audio-only course reviews key concepts covered in the third exam domain: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security.
Explore Linux-one tip at a time. Learn Linux core concepts such as virtualization, the Linux file system, file management, networking, and security.
Get the most out of Microsoft Project, with weekly time-saving tricks, powerful shortcuts, and reviews of cool hidden features.
Join Eric Wing each Tuesday for a review of the latest BIM tools and design trends, including Revit and Navisworks 2018.
Learn the essentials of database design, implementation, and management in AWS as you prepare for the 2020 AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) exam.
Learn AWS design best practices-and how to apply them in real-world scenarios-as you prepare for the 2020 AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) exam.
Advance your Rhino modeling and workflow skills with these weekly tips, tricks, and techniques.
Learn how to identify and address the unique challenges posed by serving customers over the phone.
Learn how to design your very first infographic.
Continue studying for the CCSP exam when you're on the go. This audio-only course provides a summary of key concepts covered in the second exam domain: Cloud Data Security.
Getting ready for the CCSP exam? Tune into this audio-only course to review key concepts covered in the first exam domain: Cloud Concepts, Architecture, and Design.
Get introduced to the Microsoft Graph API and learn how to use the Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) to query and manipulate a graph in C# code.
Get your message across with style. Tune in every Monday for tips on upping your presentation game and working smarter with PowerPoint, Keynote, and other top tools.
Learn how to create and edit multistage YAML pipelines for continuous delivery in Microsoft Azure.
Take your love of letterforms to the next level. This weekly series explores all things related to type and the practice of typography.
Turn your video footage into a work of art. Learn the basics of rotoscoping to build creative effects and to isolate video elements for compositing or VFX.
Prepare for the 2020 AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) exam. Review AWS application and deployment services, including Lambda, CloudFront, and CloudFormation.
Learn everything you need to know about the Windows 10 operating system, including new features in the April 2020 Update.
Prepare to ace the Managing Security Operations domain of the AZ-500 exam. Review how to manage security alerts and configure security services and polices.
Explore the top social media marketing trends that matter for business, including the growth of influencer marketing, social shopping, dynamic ads, and embracing TikTok.
Develop and launch a successful affiliate marketing business. Learn the basics of affiliate marketing, selecting and applying to affiliate programs, and generating revenue.
Learn how to use Revit to design for industrialized construction, a set of methods and processes that apply manufacturing paradigms to construction.
Tune into this audio-only course to learn about the career of Charles Adler, a founder of one of the world's largest and most successful crowdfunding platforms-Kickstarter.
Learn how meditation can help modify how you think and act. Strengthen the neural circuits that generate happiness, love, and inner peace.
Android 11 is here. Take a tour of new features and changes that will affect all Android developers, such as one-time permissions and wireless debugging.
Learn how to manage feelings of grief, loss, and change in the workplace and beyond. This course offers a practical guide for employees, colleagues, and managers.
In this audio-only course, learn how find a greater sense of purpose in your job, create a culture of purpose at your organization, and live a more purpose-driven life.
Learn how to plan and conduct virtual interviews. Use technology to streamline your hiring process and access the best talent across the globe.
Lead with intention using the leadership tips, tactics, and advice in this audio-only course.
Get actionable sales tips in this audio-only course. Learn how to win more deals, build relationships, maintain momentum, and grow your sales career with a purpose-driven mindset.
Learn how testing fits into the different phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC), as well as the most notable project management approaches.
Learn how to use Event Grid to connect services in Azure. Discover how to publish and consume events and leverage advanced features, such as persistent messaging.
Get weekly tips that can help you nurture your spontaneous impulses and leverage your innate creativity in all areas of your life. Tune in every week for a new tip.
Learn critical techniques for creating renders of your 3D visualizations in compositing applications such as Photoshop while using V-Ray Next with SketchUp.
Find out how your website is performing using Google Analytics. Discover how to use this leading analytics tool to track, analyze, and report on site visits and marketing goals.
Get a step-by-step process for finding, prioritizing, and mitigating the vulnerabilities in your computing environment, no matter what technology stack you're running.
Learn how to use design patterns to efficiently solve the most common problems you'll encounter when building and operating microservices.
Explore the life and career of Bill Gardner, the ebullient creator of LogoLounge. In this audio-only course, Bill shares insights from his successful career in graphic design.
Learn about key themes in data visualization, data storytelling, and information design, and listen to interviews with leading designers and data visualization experts.
Learn how to talk with and support grieving colleagues, teammates, and direct reports.
Learn the best practices for creating and using an editorial calendar to organize your marketing campaigns.
Get started with BIM 360 Design. Learn how to set up and use this powerful software to extend worksharing to the cloud.
Explore a collection of guided meditations picked for the kinds of challenges modern workers face: stress, focus, gratitude, and more.
Start thinking more clearly and strategically about data visualization. Learn how to leverage best practices in visualization and design to communicate data to any audience.
Get up to speed with the basics of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and explore common tasks and procedures for developing with Linux.
Learn how to secure an organization's network to keep your interconnected systems and data safe and prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam 98-367.
Kick-start your journey into the world of physical computing by learning how to set up, configure, and experiment with a Raspberry Pi.
Tune into this audio-only course to learn how artist and designer Matthew Hoffman's small gestures of kindness sparked a movement-and a growing business.
Challenges preconceived notions about creativity and provides valuable tools that will help unlock this skill to help you generate better ideas faster.
Learn the basics of using Money in Excel, a new template from Microsoft that lets you manage your personal finances right in Excel.
Review the key design considerations for any migration strategy-whether you're migrating to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud, or Google Cloud Platform.
Learn how to efficiently manage and back up your ever-growing collections of digital photos.
Learn how to manage customer expectations so customers leave satisfied and keep coming back.
Get best practices for collaborating with your team in Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365). Learn how to communicate efficiently using Teams, share files in OneDrive, and more.
Learn how to build apps in JavaScript using React Native. This course shows how to set up and run an app, work with components and views, leverage platform APIs, and more.
Join a conversation with Tanner Woodford, executive director of the Chicago Design Museum, and learn how he built a community to help people experience the power of design.
Get a ready-to-use blueprint for building a successful career in advertising and marketing.
Learn to leverage the invisible but powerful head element to improve search engine rankings, social media sharing, and more.
Learn how to secure access to your resources using Azure identity and governance services. This course also prepares you for the Microsoft Azure Administrator exam (AZ-104).
Improve your financial wellness by learning how to create a healthy, stable, and flexible relationship with money, including a four-step model for managing your personal cash flow.
What does it take to grow and lead a thriving creative business? Tune into this audio-only course to hear Emily Ruth Cohen share real-world insights plucked from her own career.
Get a practical and inspirational guide to breaking into the media industry.
Discover how to create successful iPadOS applications. Learn how to work with SwiftUI, set up multitasking, incorporate hand-drawn content into your app using PencilKit, and more.
Supercharge your creative abilities in just over a week. This course provides a series of practical exercises designed to help you get your creative juices flowing.
Learn how to thrive while working from home. Use insights from neuroscience to overcome disruptions and distractions, reframe your expectations, and keep your relationships intact.
Follow along with 21 days of desk-based creative exercises that show you have everything you need to be your creative best-right in front of you.
Learn how to best support the digital transformation efforts of your business. Get actionable tips for leveraging technology and planning for success.
Learn about the eight most common objections cold callers face and how to overcome them.
Join a conversation with Von Glitschka, principal of Glitschka Studios, a boutique design firm located in the Pacific Northwest.
Learn about the barriers that hold women back from taking on leadership roles at work, as well as how to sidestep them on your way up the corporate ladder.
Adopt a top-notch talent management strategy that helps you recruit and retain employees who add value to your company.
Take a deep dive into concurrent programming for Android. Learn about the techniques and components available for running tasks in the background.
Learn how to protect business profitability during a recession or financial downturn.
Discover how to use the Page Object Model for test automation in Selenium. Learn to model GUI applications as page objects and refactor code details into abstractions.
Explore Amazon Web Services (AWS) auto-scaling solutions and virtual network services, as you study for the 2020 AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) exam.
Prepare for the 2020 AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) exam by reviewing the Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies in Amazon Web Services.
Join a conversation with Pete Docter, director at Pixar Animation Studios. Learn about the creative process at Pixar and the importance of teamwork and great influences.
Learn about creating cooperative, productive relationships with other senior leaders while bringing value and harmony to your entire organization.
Join Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi as she shares her insights into how to infuse your career with passion and meaning.
Learn how to deploy container-based applications using Kubernetes, the popular open-source orchestration engine.
Learn how to find, craft, and deliver compelling sales stories that resonate with buyers.
Learn how to artfully manage two of the most significant emotional challenges that job hunters face: managing stress and remaining resilient.
Keeping your business afloat and your customers satisfied during a global pandemic is no easy feat. Tune into this course to get practical tips for finding the right path forward.
Want to make the switch to a mirrorless camera? Get an introduction to the essential technology that powers micro four-thirds format and other mirrorless cameras.
Join a conversation with Josh Higgins, one of the top creative directors at Facebook.
Get up and running with Azure Synapse (formerly known as Azure SQL Data Warehouse), a powerful analytics service that blends big data analytics with data warehousing.
Take advantage of the most powerful features in Microsoft Excel. Learn how to use advanced formulas and functions, including lookup, statistical, text, and math functions.
Learn how to use Windows Admin Center, via an internet browser, to manage PCs, servers, clients, virtual machines, clusters, and hyper-converged infrastructure.
Learn how to schedule, facilitate, and participate in meetings using Microsoft Teams.
Learn how to use Gatsby, the modern JavaScript framework, to build performance-focused websites, including progressive web apps.
See engineering theory in practice. Learn common civil and mechanical engineering principles through fun, real-world examples and models.
Learn how to feel more confident about coming out at work, as well as how both allies and individuals who identify as LGBT can help create a more inclusive environment.
Learn how to identify a mentor and get the most from the relationship.
Learn what compression is, how to use it, and how to optimize it to give your work the greatest impact.
Take a deep dive into the compute services in Amazon Web Services (AWS), in preparation for the 2020 AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) exam.
Learn how to launch a small business-especially while you're still working-with lessons from one of the country's leading small business experts.
Change the way you serve your customers and evolve your business. Learn how to identify service innovations and embed your innovations into your business.
Discover how to quickly transfer your face-to-face class to an online learning environment. Learn how to curate course resources, maximize student engagement, and more.
Learn how to apply top content marketing best practices to social media.
Get started with SketchUp. Learn how to use the 2020 version of this powerful design software to create 3D models and 2D floor plans.
Learn how to respond to challenges and push your small business forward during a recession. Get tips for identifying new opportunities, moving your business online, and more.
Learn how to define and validate security requirements for applications as you prepare for the second domain of the CSSLP exam: Secure Software Requirements.
Learn how to use the object-oriented features of Python, including magic methods and data classes, to write more efficient and effective code.
Study for the Workplace Privacy domain of the Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) exam.
Get more value from your organization's sales data. Discover how to use business analytics tools and techniques to create actionable insights, generate more leads, and close more deals.
Learn to use project management best practices to balance the goals, schedule, team members, and clients involved in a creative endeavor.
Learn how businesses are using social media to find new customers and grow their brands-all from a top voice in Silicon Valley startups.
Get started with Play 2 Framework. Learn how to build your first web app with this opinionated Java and Scala web framework.
Learn how to build an information security program, implement it at your organization, and keep it in operation to mitigate risk and remain in compliance.
Is it time to move on from your company or current position? Learn how to quit your job with grace and leave on the best foot possible.
Learn how to use Microsoft Project to manage agile projects including traditionally scheduled tasks and agile work.
Get more out of Basecamp-and better project results-by combining its time-saving project, team, and schedule management features with project management best practices.
Get an overview of the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) exam. Learn about each of the five exam domains, as well as the overall structure of the test.
Explore Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, the networking layer for Amazon EC2, as you prepare for the 2020 AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) exam.
Learn quick and practical tips to set reasonable boundaries and use your smartphone wisely, rather than feeling used by it.
Learn the basics of business analytics. Discover tools and techniques for collecting, tracking, analyzing and making data informed decisions with your organization's data.
Get started with 3ds Max 2021, the popular and powerful tool for 3D modeling, rendering, and animation.
Learn how to create useful and user-friendly web forms with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Discover how to create login, booking, payment, search, and other custom forms.
Zora Neale Hurston, path-breaking novelist, pioneering anthropologist and one of the first black women to enter the American literary canon (*Their Eyes Were Watching God*), established the African American vernacular as one of the most vital, inventive v…
Legendary Hollywood writer Dalton Trumbo’s extraordinary story is brought to life through emotionally stirring and downright hilarious performances of his letters by an all-star cast, including Michael Douglas, Liam Neeson and Donald Sutherland. Through s…
It is one of humankind’s greatest achievements. More than twelve billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear ge…
Oscar-winning Director Alex Gibney (*Going Clear, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room*) exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Wisconsin, through the choirs of Ireland’s churches all the…
We don’t know how. We don’t know when. But death comes for us all. To be human is to wrestle with this truth and with the great unanswered question: How do we live with death in our eye? We can deny, we can rail, we can challenge, we can accept. What is o…
Afshin Ghaffarian risks everything to start a dance company amidst his home country of Iran's politically volatile climate and the nation's ban on dancing.
A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness in order to offer his patients better recommendations when dealing with sadness. Winner Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival Best Director. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Fil…
When a man reunites with his former lover, he unexpectedly spends the day with his young daughter and they begin to form a unique bond. Official Selection at the **Tribeca Film Festival**.
After his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo's coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief.
Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life. Meanwhile, Dinky’s old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and h…
One of the rarest and most sought-after cult films produced by Japan's Toei Studio, WOLF GUY is a bonkers mix of ultra-1970's style, horror, action and sci-fi. Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba (*Kill Bill, The Shogun's Samurai*) is a martial arts "manimal." The las…
After producing Stuart Gordon's hit *Re-Animator*, Brian Yuzna (*Bride of Re-Animator*, *Return of the Living Dead III*) turned his hand to directing with 1989's SOCIETY, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time…
A crimson-soaked tale of sibling rivalry taken to a terrifying and bloody extreme. Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin Mary... but Mary hasn't forgotten. Escaping hospital, where…
Fifteen years before *Stranger Things* combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template - and the high-water mark - with his debut feature, DONNIE DARKO. Initially beset with distribution pr…
In this action thriller, a dirty cop is forced to choose between the police and his yakuza buddies when a new boss arrives in his precinct. Considered by many to be director Kinji Fukasaku's greatest single-film achievement in the yakuza genre, COPS VS TH…
Inspired by the international success of the Dollars trilogy, and dedicated to director Sergio Leone, CEMETERY WITHOUT CROSSES offers a Gallic spin on the Spaghetti Western formula. After her husband is lynched by bandits, Maria seeks revenge and turns to…
The success of Stuart Gordon's hit horror-comedy *Re-Animator* meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR - this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (*Society*, *Return of the Living Dead 3*) - would prove th…
A fun 80's horror classic that combines Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser , killer '80s synths and some truly gruesome special effects courtesy of Ed French (*Terminator 2: Judgement Day*). *"They don't make 'em like this any more, but more sur…
A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al "Fonzo" Capone (Tom Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone's mind a…
The extraordinary and moving story of the convulsive years of the Spanish Civil War (1935-1939) is explained as never seen before. Thanks to the latest digital techniques, this first-of-its-kind production in Spain has restored and colored over 150,000 sp…
"NO SMALL MATTER" is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the overwhelming e…
The award-winning documentary “Game Face” tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMAs first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a young, ambitious and talented college basketball player in Oklahoma, who happens to be gay. Both realize that com…
An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.
After the moment of the Gunfight at the OK Corral in late 1881, Wyatt Earp became famous in his own time. He was already known within the western territories as a tough lawman. The gunfight represented the epitome of what the wild west stood for: good guy…
Rose, a mostly sweet & lonely small-town driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet & lonely) from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame. Official Selecti…
A former political prisoner in search of love returns to his magical island homeland where the sun never sets. Starring Shelley Duvall ("The Shining").
Set against a romantic Parisian backdrop, this delightful anthology explores the many faces of love. Featuring Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Official Selection at the **Cannes Film Festival** and **Toronto International Film Festival…
Filmmaker James Cameron chronicles his awe-inspiring diving expeditions in his Deepsea Challenger submersible.
In a never-before-seen interview filmed in 2008, three years before his death, filmmaker Sidney Lumet discusses his life and career.
MILITARY WIVES centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in combat. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life…
THE WELLNESS SERIES An outstanding series on dealing with depression, coping with loss and acceptance of self. You'll benefit from the encouraging messages, beautiful imagery, soothing narratives and comforting music.
Abigail is heavily pregnant, But something is missing. Terrified about the imminent birth, she kidnaps a comforting partner in crime for one afternoon.
Traveling to witness the execution of her son’s murder, a mother is torn between retaliation and reconnecting with her estranged daughter.
In this documentary, the hotshot director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, now 83 years old, is interviewed about his career, and a number of his colleagues and admirers weigh in with reminiscences and tributes. Official Selection at the **Venic…
Alex is a young boy on the swimming team. His dad is gruff, seemingly always disappointed he never gets first place. Noticing that the father’s pressure has been affecting Alex’s behavior, Coach Rubens tries to offer emotional support. Extremely outgoing,…
In search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, Marina Abramović travels through Brazil experiencing sacred rituals and exploring the limits between art and spirituality. Official Selection at the **BFI London Film Festival** and **SXSW Film Festi…
The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) left a million dead and over 500,000 refugees. Mexico welcomed about 20,000. Among them were the filmmaker’s grandparents, parents, and some of their friends. IN EXILE: A FAMILY FILM tells some of the forgotten stories of m…
Amidst some of the most tumultuous times in our nation's history, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, longtime president of the University of Notre Dame, finds himself in the eye of the storm as he works to advance the causes of peace and equal rights.
Directed by Oscar®-winning filmaker Marshall Curry, STREET FIGHT is a thrilling Academy Award®-nominated story of bare-knuckle politics in America. When a young unknown challenger named Cory Booker takes on the head of a powerful political machine, he dis…
Brother and Sister, as it happens with children, have a hard time getting along. Then Granny gets involved, arriving on a scooter and twisting the green button on her vest, thus launching an unbelievable series of sandbox adventures.
"THREE FOOLS" discover the rise and fall of greed and how happiness is sometimes right in front of you. In a search for a place to settle down, the three friends Blue, Yellow and Green find their friendship being ruined by greed and headless competition. …
In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle. Starring Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan and Alexander Skarsgård. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival** and **San Francisco Internationa…
In this raucous comedy, Parker Posey ("Scream 3") stars as a hard-partying NY club girl who takes a job as a librarian. Official Selection at the **Sundance Film Festival**.
In this crime drama, Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club") stars as a reporter who returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. Official Selection at the **Tribeca Film Festival** and **Sundance Film Festival**.
In this quirky documentary, an aspiring filmmaker documents his quest to land a date with his lifelong crush, Hollywood actress and Golden Globe winner Drew Barrymore.
"MANIFESTO" features two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. **Sundance Film Festival** and **Tribeca Film Festival**.
MAIZE IN TIMES OF WAR (El maíz en tiempos de guerra). Growing “la milpa” is an act of resistance, a profoundly political one.  Maize In Times Of War traces the yearly cycle of four Indigenous maize peasants in different regions of México. This film draws …
For Angèle, an urban planner in her 30s living on the outskirts of Paris, everything is a source of outrage. Deeply involved in politics, she never stops crusading for revolution, losing sight of her friends, family and lover in the process. After she is …
36 hours with Rosie and her recently homeless family, as they try to maintain a normal life and stay afloat as their options run out. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival** and **BFI London Film Festival**.
GAME GIRLS follows Teri and her girlfriend Tiahna as they navigate their relationship through the chaotic world of Los Angeles' Skid Row, aka the "homeless capital of the U.S." Official Selection at the **Berlin International Film Festival**.
Tim, a 16-year-old teenager, is gifted with a natural athletic ability and driven by a fierce rage to win. How far would he be willing to go to push back his limits and to not 'disappear' under the threat of intimidation? 1:54 is a psychological drama whe…
The desire to bear witness to the world’s great tragedies is addressed playfully by Ivan Granovsky in humorous THE TERRITORIES. It’s a miracle that this road movie even exists, it seems. The three previous times that director and protagonist attempted to …
Lost in life and beset by a recent passing, Armin has nowhere to go and just as much to show for himself. Fate (or something like it) intervenes when Armin awakes one morning and discovers that seemingly all of humanity has disappeared, leaving him to his…
A group of Russian musicians struggles from gig to gig in South Texas until one of them ditches the group to attempt a marriage with a wealthy farmer on his ranch. The story is inspired and is loosely based on 'Ionych', a novella by Anton Chekhov.
​Vladimir Sorokin is an author who blew up the Soviet literary tradition and built his own world on its ruins. SOROKIN TRIP is the first documentary about the most significant writer and dramatist in modern Russian literature. Sorokin for the first time t…
A remarkable tale of love and betrayal based on one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of the Russian Empire. Brilliantly told by renowned playwright and poet July Kim with music composed by Roman Ignatyev (the same team behind Anna Karenina Mus…
Based on the landmark memoir by John Howard Griffin, BLACK LIKE ME stars James Whitmore as Griffin, who medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an itinerant black writer navigating his way through Mississippi a…
Life as we know it is changing and disrupting every sector of our lives in the age of COVID-19. The ramifications of the Coronavirus Pandemic have rippled across every aspect of our professional and personal lives. With governments enforcing stringent gui…
Vikar is a lost soul journeying through a land of myths, beauty and monsters — Hollywood, 1969. The studio system is in decay, and a new generation of brash filmmakers are on the rise. With his shaved head marked by a tattoo from his favorite film, 1951’s…
Jowan Safadi is a famous and controversial Palestinian-Israeli musician. His lyrics and songs are heavily critical of the situation in the territory. Investigated for “incitement to terrorism” and arrested on occasion, he must take care of his teenage son…
Tehran's air pollution has reached maximum levels because of thermal inversion. Unmarried 30- something Niloofar lives with her aged mother, and stays busy with her alterations shop. When doctors insist that her mother must leave smoggy Tehran for her res…
Kafia is 17 years old. Two years ago, she fled to Europe, Hungary on her own, escaping from a child marriage in Somalia. She has been living in a state children’s home in Budapest ever since. She learns the language, goes to high school, prepares for the …
Set in the 1930s, a Texas schoolteacher falls in love with pulp writer Robert H. Howard. The two couldn't be more opposite, sharing almost nothing but their uniquely passionate romance. Official Selection at the **Sundance Film Festival** and **Toronto In…
GENOCIDE, an Academy Award winning documentary, takes a harrowing look at life during the Holocaust. Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor lend their voices to this heartbreaking historical account. **Academy Awards** Winner for Best Documentary, Features.
Summer is coming to an end, the fruit is growing ripe on the trees. Grandpa gives his Grandson a kite. As the boy is tossed around in the air, Grandpa catches him. Then the leaves fall and Grandpa has grown weak. A strong autumn wind carries him off into …
A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest. FERAL was nominated for an Academy Award …
Albuquerque’s Rusty Tidenberg, auto mechanic and drag-racing aficionado, shocked friends and family by coming out as trans. Followed for eight years by filmmaker Harrod Blank (son of Les Blank), Rusty guides us through the aftermath of her transition, as …
In war-torn Syria, during the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII, a documentarian is forced by conscience to join a unit of foreign medical volunteers. In a society that glorifies martyrdom, the team struggles with local leaders of the YPG to prove thei…
Hitch a lift on this deadpan comedy as two skateboarders past their prime, from different sides of the world, travel coast to coast across the USA, butting heads and cultures the whole way.
RUDEBOY chronicles the story of Trojan Records - one the most iconic record labels in history - as part of the cultural revolution that unfolded between Jamaican and British Youth culture on reggae and ska dancefloors of late ‘60s and early ‘70s Britain.
SUPERSTAR IN A HOUSEDRESS examines the life and legend of Warhol transvestite superstar Jackie Curtis who was a poet, playwright, performer, and one of the great personalities of his time.
A couple finds its dull life rocked after their two teenagers disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past. Starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving. Official Selection at the **Sundance Film Festival**.
In this gritty Western written by acclaimed songwriter Nick Cave, a lawman (Guy Pearce) apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother.
When the mother of his children abruptly leaves him for another man, a graphic novelist must juggle dual careers, twin daughters and the daunting prospect of midlife dating. Official Selection at the **Sundance Film Festival**.
This unique coming-of-age story follows Magnus Carlsen, a Norwegian chess prodigy who became a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.
A mysterious visitor (Kentucker Audley) spends the night in an apartment belonging to a young engaged couple (Sophia Takal and Lawrence Michael Levine) and their friend (Kate Lyn Sheil). Over the course of the night and the following day he sleeps with al…
Fleeing the city, Robbie takes refuge at his aunt's country house, which happens to be a makeshift home for pregnant teenagers.
Two lighthouse keepers (Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) fight each other for survival and sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind horror masterpiece The Witch. Nominated for …
Legendary director Werner Herzog and André Singer explore pivotal moments in history through a series of exclusive one on one interviews with Mikhail Gorbachev - the man who ended the Cold War.
Ciro Galindo was born on August 29, 1952, in Colombia. Wherever he went, war always found him. His children were recruited by the armies of war; his family was repeatedly displaced; and his wife Anita, an indigenous woman, died of sadness. Foreign to the …
What can 1868 teach us about 2020? Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868, the first-time-ever original narrative documentary from The Great Courses, is a unique retelling of the turbulent events leading up to and through the impeachment of President…
What can 1868 teach us about 2020? Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868, the first-time-ever original narrative documentary from The Great Courses, is a unique retelling of the turbulent events leading up to and through the impeachment of President…
The mafia are not just the underworld and organized crime. It is a way of life, an overwhelming social phenomenon, the engine of the economy and true political class of an entire society. This was the Camorra in Naples between the sixties and the nineties…
Afrooz is the captain of the Iranian National Futsal Team, a women’s indoor soccer team. A long-held dream to play the Asian Games final is shattered when Afrooz’ husband imposes a travel restriction on her. Furious, Afrooz stands up against the patriarch…
Camila is a young dance student. She has a committed boyfriend and supporting family, but when she discovers she is pregnant, all that love and encouragement become a burden. Her boyfriend is delighted and can’t wait to get married and start a family; whi…
When I was a girl, I had a strong role model in my life: my aunt Adriana. In 2007, she was detained and I found out she worked as an agent at DINA (Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional) in Pinochet’s secret police, which has often been compared to the Gesta…
In a farmhouse basement on the Iowa countryside, eccentric collector Mike Zahs makes a remarkable discovery: the showreels of the man who brought moving pictures to America’s Heartland. Among the treasures: rare footage of President Teddy Roosevelt, the f…
In July 2012 three intruders broke into the Y-12 National Nuclear Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, known as America’s “Fort Knox of Uranium”. Y-12 stores enough highly enriched uranium to make some 10,000 nuclear bombs. The break-in, described by…
OUT OF OMAHA is an intimate portrait of twin brothers Darcell and Darrell Trotter, two young black men coming of age in the racially and economically-divided Midwestern city of Omaha, Nebraska. Director Clay Tweel (GLEASON, FINDERS KEEPERS, THE INNOCENT M…
Embracing the spirit of the counterculture revolution during the Summer of Love, wealthy Marin County businessman Don McCoy transforms his life from conservative entrepreneur to beneficent hippie dropout, using his family inheritance to lease Rancho Olomp…
The death of a Navy lieutenant who crashed in a controversial MH-53E helicopter model is the crux of this inquisitive documentary. Lieutenant Wes Van Dorn, a 29-year-old United States Naval Academy graduate and the married father of two young sons, died w…
A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally exacts his revenge. Won the Oscar for Best Short film in 1994. Winner of an **Academy Award** for Best Short Film. Official Selec…
DOWNSIDE UP reveals a world in which everyone has Down’s syndrome. One day, Eric is born, a boy who’s different.
THAILAND MOMENT, one of Les Blank's earliest films, is a beautifully rendered visual experience. Blank and fellow filmmaker Skip Gerson were hired to work on a documentary about the B52 bombing campaigns over Vietnam. That film never came to be, but the t…
Narrated by George Takei (Star Trek), this beautiful, funny and poignant documentary follows Pat and Stephen, two men who celebrate twenty-five years together by traveling the country to marry in every state that will let them. Along the way they find acc…
Synopsis: IN SEARCH OF VOODOO: Roots to Heaven weaves together a personal, cultural, and spiritual journey - capturing the vibrant tales of Voodoo, West Africa, and Benin’s favorite son, actor Djimon Hounsou. Following Hounsou back to the country of his b…
After her partner's suicide, a mourning supermarket worker (two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton) and her best friend hit the road in Scotland. From acclaimed director Lynne Ramsay. **Cannes Film Festival** winner. Official Selection at the **Toronto In…
In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an suitor from 33 years ago. Starring Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival**.
Bored by marriage and small-town life, Emma Bovary pursues her dreams of passion and excitement whatever the cost. Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti and Ezra Miller star in the Flaubert classic.
After being released from a mental institution, an unstable dad tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.
James Franco stars in this adaptation of the classic William Faulkner novel, the tragic story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her last wish. Official Selection at the **Cannes Film Festival**.
A documentary exploring the birth, death, and resurrection of the illustrated movie poster.
Two Haitian migrants find themselves stranded at the US-Mexico border, with no way forward and no one to depend on but each other. They build an unexpectedly tender brotherhood while a geopolitical storm swirls around them, until the immigration system se…
ONE VOTE is a small film about a big topic: American democracy. At a moment of unprecedented cynicism about the political process, ONE VOTE bears hopeful witness to the humanity and rich diversity of American voters, and to the unsung stories that compris…
CHURCH & STATE is the story of the battle over the ruling that legalized gay marriage in Utah that shook the state and changed the nation.
Four stories about love and self-acceptance: An eleven year-old boy struggles to keep secret the attraction he feels towards his male cousin. Two former childhood friends reunite and start a relationship that gets complicated due to one of them's fear of …
Two boyhood chums, separated soon after sexually awakening together, re-meet as young men with unspoken sexual tensions lying between them.
Passions re-ignite and secrets revealed when a graphic designer reconnects with the great, lost love of his life for a weekend tryst at a house in the desert near Joshua Tree. Official Selection at the **Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film F…
PERDITA DURANGO is Álex de la Iglesia’s boldly subversive Spanish / Mexican sequel to WILD AT HEART, co-scripted by Barry Gifford and starring Rosie Perez and Javier Bardem with a supporting cast that includes James Gandolfini, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Sant…
A lonely divorcée visits a bewitching London department store to find a dress to transform her life. She finds a perfect, artery-red gown that unleashes a malevolent, unstoppable curse in this frightening, seductive, and darkly funny tale. Official Select…
With over 40 works that continue to be read and valued today, Christine of Pisan is considered the first professional writer in history. Her writings offer a clear window into the politics and culture of her day, with a unique perspective based on reason …
Joan d’Arc stands at the turning point of the brutal Hundred Years’ War, a conflict that would transform warfare and national identity in 14th-century Europe. How does an illiterate country girl come to lead the armies of France against the English and be…
The disasters of the tumultuous 14th century paved the way for the modern world. The first of two stories from this era, the life of Brigitta is one of struggle with the social and environmental problems of her time, a struggle she approached through reli…
Though we don’t know her birth name, the woman who would come to be called Abutsu used her talents as a writer to make her fortune in a time of immense change for Japan. Under the new regime of Confucianism, women saw their freedoms curtailed and their op…
The story of Licoricia is inextricably tied to the commerce and violence that swept through England and its Jewish community throughout the 13th century. Her impact on society reflects the changing perception of money in the West and how Jews were both ai…
Explore the life of a woman some modern historians argue is one of the most influential women in history. From a marriage alliance with the Mongols at the tender age of 13, Sorkhakhtani would grow to have a prodigious influence on this important Asian emp…
Venture to the newly established Muslim sultanate of northern India in the 13th century, where Razia became the first and only female sultan. Though her rule was challenged by conservative Muslims who did not approve of a female ruler, Razia helped keep t…
Meet one of the most famous women of the Middle Ages. Pledged as a nun from the age of eight, Hildegard put the considerable knowledge she acquired to work through her writings. Her texts on medicine are notable for their blending of ideas that were drawn…
Discover the story of Heloise, a woman who embodied the passion for ideas that would define the time known as the “12th-century renaissance.” Her thirst for knowledge, and her scandalous love affair with the teacher Peter Abelard, resulted in years of cor…
The ideas of chivalry and “romantic love” have been a distinctive feature of Western culture for centuries, but where did they begin? One point of origin is through the patronage of Marie of Champagne. See how her influence shaped literature through the a…
The Crusades of the early Middle Ages would have repercussions for centuries to come. Dive into the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine, a young queen whose experience of the Second Crusade shows how deeply personal politics could be in a world shaped by dynast…
Meet one of the most significant historians of the First Crusade: Anna Comnena. Denied her dream of ruling as empress in Byzantium, the highly educated Anna made a different kind of mark on history by producing one of the most thorough and clear-eyed reco…
One strategic political alliance changed the course of history in Eastern Europe. Understand how the marriage of a Byzantine princess and a pagan Scandinavian king brought Christianity to the area that would become Russia and how the marriage would establ…
At the height of the Heian period, Japan was breaking away from Chinese influence and developing its own courtly culture, with women emerging as a powerful force in art and literature. Here you will meet Murasaki Shikibu, the woman who wrote the world’s f…
See how a woman, Lubna, rose to prominence as the most renowned mathematician of her day in the glittering intellectual capital Cordoba and get a better understanding of women’s education in the Muslim world and beyond. You’ll see that, while Lubna was ex…
The formidable sister of Leif Eriksson, Freydis Eriksdottir, accompanied her famous brother on two of the six voyages he took from Greenland to North America, making a fortune, and building a reputation for cunning and violence, along the way. Through Fre…
The life of Elfrida can serve as a lesson in the difficulties of separating historical fact from rumor. See how the first crowned queen of England was often reduced to the archetype of the “wicked step-mother” when she was so much more than that. Look at …
Take a closer look at everyday life and politics in the Middle Ages with the chronicle kept by the Carolingian woman, Dhouda, for her young son. Through her writing, we can gain rare insight into this time of constant warfare and shifting alliances from t…
Turn to northwest Africa, where the fierce warrior woman, Kahina, fought to defend the mountain tribes of Maghreb from Muslim incursion. Understand why the struggle between the north African tribes and Islam was not about religion, but rather about preser…
In all of Chinese history, only one woman ever ruled on her own: Wu Zetian. Trace her rise to power, from her lowly origins as the daughter of a merchant to the head of her own dynasty. Along the way, gain insight into the cutthroat nature of the Chinese …
Aisha bin Abi Bakr was the favorite wife of the prophet Muhammad and she became one of the most influential women in Islam, and also one of the most controversial. Explore the many ways Aisha’s influence and authority helped shape a burgeoning religion th…
During the brutal Merovingian dynasty, Queen Radegund stands out as an exception to the violence and cruelty of Western Europe after the collapse of Roman power. See how her religious convictions helped her escape her abusive husband and build a convent t…
Witness one of the most dramatic stories of upward mobility in history: the rise of Theodora from prostitution to royalty. As co-ruler with her husband, the emperor Justinian, she led a lavish and influential life, exercising her power to help improve the…
How does a 13-year-old girl become the guiding force of the most powerful empire in the world? Discover how Pulcheria used religion and a very strategic vow of chastity to ensure the success of her family’s dynasty following the death of her parents. Also…
Look at the brilliant and controversial scholar, Hypatia, as she lived, taught, and died in Alexandria in the middle of the 5th century. Her role as a public intellectual and philosopher would make her a rare example of respected female scholarship in a m…
The unusual life of the Roman Princess Galla Placidia shows how an odd series of events can lead to astonishing results. After being kidnapped by the Visigoths, Placidia became a political advisor to the king of these “barbarians," and then his wife. Even…
Meet Helena, a tavern girl in Naissus (modern Serbia) who captured the heart of a powerful Roman soldier and gave birth to a son named Constantine. When Constantine became emperor, his mother influenced his religious policy, creating a foothold for Christ…
Travel to the furthest edge of the Roman empire, to the wealthy outpost of Palmyra, where the gradual collapse of the Pax Romana opened the way for rebellion. There, the ambitious, young Queen Zenobia managed to bring substantial parts of the eastern Roma…
After the murder of the despised Roman emperor Caracalla, an unlikely new dynasty was formed by a family of Syrian women. Examine how both utilizing and upending the strict gender roles of ancient Rome allowed Julia Maesa and her family to gain unpreceden…
Follow the story of Vibia Perpetua, one of the earliest reliably verified Christian martyrs. How did the well-educated daughter of a noble family end up publicly executed in the arena? Trace the seemingly random series of events that led to a tragic death…
The impact of Plotina on the reign of her husband Trajan is both profound and difficult to delineate. Witness how her moral influence, as well as that of other valued women in Trajan’s household, shaped the policies and reputation of one of the “Five Good…
Nero may not have truly “fiddled while Rome burned” but his reputation for excess and cruelty is genuine. See how the beautiful Poppaea became the wife of the mad emperor and how her religious sympathies likely influenced his persecution of Christians fol…
Witness the end of Iron Age Britain and the birth of “Roman Briton” with the valiant but thwarted rebellion led by the Celtic warrior queen, Boudicca. Like many rebels before her, she was motivated by personal tragedy as much as she was driven by the bigg…
Turn from the Mediterranean to China under the Han Dynasty, as its imperial expansion threatened the strongly matriarchal culture of Vietnam. Two of the most famous Vietnamese rebels of this era were the Trung sisters, who led tribal armies against the po…
Writers and artists have long portrayed the death of John the Baptist as the whim of the young femme fatale Salome, but the truth is much more complicated. Discover the story of Salome’s mother, the ambitious Herodias, an influential Judean woman whose hu…
Begin your exploration of dynamic, influential women with Julia, the daughter of Caesar Augustus, whose experiences offer a window into the way many societies of the pre-modern world sought to control morality and enforce gender roles. Julia’s life may ha…
Have you ever been morbidly curious about death, violence, or evil? Do you have a fascination with horror movies and love being terrified on roller coasters? Explore how psychologists and philosophers describe the benefits of our fascination with the dark…
How can we find internal tranquility and remain peaceful in the midst of such a troubled world? Brain science has discovered that we mirror the behavior of others, and anger can beget anger. But kindness can beget kindness, too. Explore some Christian and…
Anger can be dangerous, but righteous anger can also be motivating. What if you could eliminate anger, but replace it with the motivation of compassion and loving-kindness? You’ll examine and broaden your thoughts on this powerful emotion by learning from…
What was your reaction when members of the Charleston, SC, church publicly forgave Dylann Roof, the young man who had murdered nine of their members? Could you forgive him? Did that forgiveness seem morally right or wrong to you? Explore how Christian and…
We’ve all heard of people who take the law into their own hands to exact revenge on a perpetrator who harmed them or someone they love, even if that person had already received society’s punishment. Why do we so often feel that need for vengeance? Uncover…
In the Old Testament Book of Job, his friends blamed Job for the tragedies that befell him. After all, if the world is a fair and just place, then victims always get what they deserve, right? Explore whether or not we can eliminate victim blaming while ma…
Two people go to a party, become legally drunk, and drive home. One kills a pedestrian, the other encounters no one. Should we judge them differently, or the same? Many philosophers have addressed the role of luck and its moral implications in our lives. …
Have you ever eaten a donut when you knew you shouldn’t? Socrates would have been shocked! He didn’t think it was possible for people to act against their own best interest. Explore many potential explanations for why we sometimes do what we said we never…
Explore the concept of ignorance through the writings of two Indian philosophers who lived centuries apart, Shankara and Ramanuja. Is ignorance a lack of knowledge, or is it wrong knowledge? Learn why some modern philosophers describe ignorance as a compl…
When we hold two contradictory thoughts in our minds at the same time, have we become liars, lying to ourselves about something we know cannot be true? Or are we just harmless wishful thinkers? Is self-deception an adaptation that has given us an evolutio…
Who are we in the worst of our dreams? Explore why Freud believed our dreams reveal important aspects of ourselves. Learn how Augustine coped when he dreamed of actions that went against his most profound beliefs. Even when we have no idea how to interpre…
Is there something in human nature that drives us to kill others or is it a biological aberration? Watching the news would certainly make you wonder. And if a drive to kill does exist, is it activated by nature or nurture? Is it genetic or situational? St…
Could grief ever have a good side? If you’ve ever suffered its agony, you know grief can feel like the very darkest side of human nature. But as you explore the many ways in which philosophers and psychologists have grappled with this issue for millennia,…
Have you ever wondered whether life has any meaning at all? Given the immensity of the universe, how could we be anything more than an inconsequential blip? Learn why so many philosophers who’ve grappled with this existential anxiety conclude that our liv…
We are all going to die. How do we respond to that knowledge? Learn why the Roman philosopher Lucretius believed that our fear of death drives us to act against our best interests. And why the Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi wondered if our negative view of d…
Turn to the 2,000-year-old Hindu Bhagavad Gita to study the roles played by our desires and expectations, and why we are so often disappointed in our lives. But how could we live without desire and expectations? One path provided by the Gita, being so abs…
Why do we suffer, and how can we avoid it? The Buddha addresses these questions directly in his Four Noble Truths. Although sometimes erroneously condensed into the pessimistic “all life is suffering,” you’ll learn about the Buddha’s optimistic path forwa…
Are our darkest thoughts and desires simply a fundamental part of our human nature? Why can’t we seem to suppress or eradicate them? In this episode, explore potential answers to these fascinating questions with help from 6th-century Tianti Buddhist philo…
How would you know if you had committed a sin, and what would its consequences be? From the words of Jesus to Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, and modern theologians, you’ll explore the Christian concepts of sin and how they relate to a secular notion of evil.
Are psychopaths responsible for their actions? You might be surprised to learn that many psychologists and philosophers think they are not, due to their inability to recognize important moral facts. Guided by a variety of philosophers, you will consider h…
Most of us have done something “bad” or immoral in our lives, although we wouldn’t consider ourselves evil. But where exactly is that line? What does it take for us to label a person evil? By considering four models of evil (the Evildoer, Dispositional, A…
You probably have some ideas about what it means to be “evil.” But in order to fully examine the dark side of human nature, we need to go deeper—questioning both whether evil actually exists and what it means to call an action evil. Referencing a wide ran…
Are people fundamentally good, fundamentally evil, or neither? To develop a sophisticated answer to this basic question, we reach back to a more than 2,000-year-old debate between great Confucian philosophers. Do you agree with optimism, pessimism, dualis…
Most of us think of ourselves as good people, and we reserve the concept of the “dark side” only for science fiction or psychopaths. But that’s not really the truth of human nature. We’ll begin to explore how the dark side relates both to our tendencies t…
Finally, explore the fabric of life in the South as the 19th century ended and the 20th began. Investigate the work of educator Booker T. Washington; the impact on race relations of the Spanish-American War; the Plessy decision, giving government sanction…
The making of the New South unleashed extraordinary creative and artistic energies. Investigate the vibrant musical culture of the postbellum South, and the African musical elements that converged in the birth of ragtime and jazz, as well as the evolution…
Delve into the remarkable growth of religion in the late 19th-century South, and how the region came to be known as the "Bible Belt." Learn about the proliferation of religious revivals, and the rise of the "holiness" movement, Pentecostalism, and the Chu…
Study the climate of violence in the New South, amid widespread economic and political turmoil. Observe how lynching became, for whites, a means of countering weak governments and terrorizing blacks into submission. Then, learn how the South embarked on a…
Trace the origins of legal separation between the races, a defining trait of the South through much of the 20th century. First, examine the issue of segregation regarding railroad travel, and the first wave of segregation laws. See how segregation then sp…
Witness the advent of modern agriculture in the South, and how enterprising rural workers could achieve land ownership. Grasp how overcrowding, falling prices for crops, and competition led to terrible hardships for farmers. Then, delve into the highly ch…
Far-reaching structural changes transformed the South following Reconstruction. Follow the huge expansion of railroads, which connected Southern towns and cities, as well as North with South. See also how the rise of country stores changed the economic an…
Study the work of the Freedmen's Bureau, as it oversaw the transition from slavery to a wage economy, amid fervent resistance to attempts to remake the South. With the passage of the 14th Amendment and the Reconstruction Act, trace the era of "Radical Rec…
Learn about how slaves fared and adapted as the war progressed, and how Union forces made use of the enslaved to further their aims. At the war's conclusion, examine the actions of freed blacks, and their efforts to secure basic rights. Contemplate the di…
Trace the events that led to the opening shots of the Civil War. Learn about both sides' initial strategy for the conflict, the mobilization of armies, and the role of women in the war effort. Take account of the crippling impact of the war on the Souther…
Begin by exploring the presidential election of 1860, as it comprised the estrangement of North and South. Then, follow the Southern actions of secession, which many in the South resisted, the events surrounding Lincoln taking office, and the crisis at Fo…
With the slave economy booming in the 1850s, chart the escalation of antagonism between North and South. Observe the struggle within Kansas between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces, and its eruption into violence, including the actions of abolitionist …
Discover how American slavery became more diverse as it expanded over a huge area. Consider the wide variety of trades engaged in by the enslaved, and the complex mix of white and black cultures in the South. Learn more about the mechanics of slave tradin…
Relive the highly charged events surrounding the settlement of Texas by Americans and the Mexican-American War. Witness how the debate over slavery in former Mexican lands became a blistering national drama. Also, grasp the impact of the railroad and tele…
Learn about the heated controversy over the admission of Missouri to the union as a slave state, and how this crisis polarized the country as never before. Trace the rise of abolitionism and antislavery societies, and the violent backlash of anti-abolitio…
Follow two significant slave rebellions in the early 19th century: the aborted South Carolina revolt led by the freed slave Denmark Vesey, and the famous Nat Turner rebellion in Virginia. Take account of the ensuing Virginia debates on slavery, culminatin…
Here, assess the role of religion in the culture of Southern society and in the culture of slavery. Learn how British Anglicanism came to be replaced in the South by evangelical Christianity. Observe how this faith included blacks, and became a source of …
Witness the dislocations, rebellion, and surging population of the enslaved in the South following the American Revolution. Learn how Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi were settled, and how both cotton and sugar became defining commodities of …
In the early 19th century, massive changes took place in the territories that became the South. Study the series of wars the new nation fought with the British, Native American factions, and escaped slaves. Note how the advent of these multiple conflicts …
Grasp how the events of the American Revolution affected the Southern colonies and their population of the enslaved. Learn about the implications of the new federal government and Constitution for the Southern states and slaveholders, and how Congress bot…
Learn about the apogee of the Atlantic slave trade, and how enslaved people adapted to their plight. Witness how Barbados planters spurred the colonization of the Carolinas as a thriving, slave-based rice economy, and follow the founding of Georgia and ho…
Examine economic conditions within Virginia before slavery, and growing discontent among English indentured laborers. Trace the rise of slavery in the British Caribbean, the factors that made it a practical business model in Virginia, and how colonists ra…
Investigate the complex origins of slavery in Africa, in social systems where human beings became commodities of exchange. Learn how the Atlantic slave trade was initiated by the Portuguese, and how it evolved into a system of vast economic gain, supplyin…
Begin by previewing the four parts of the course that will recount the dramatic saga of the American South. Then, learn about the prehistory of the region, from its geographical features to the ancient peoples that settled it. Delve into the history of th…
Looking at films such as Anomolisa and The Artist, you'll see why it is what the filmmaker chooses to say with their voice that is important. Professor Williams also provides a list of ways audiences can be made uncomfortable, reveals what a movie can tel…
Professor Williams reveals the decision trees that come with crafting the point of view, starting with three central questions. Using Annie Hall, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Sherlock Holmes, No Country for Old Men, and more, you get a handle on how…
Professor Williams demonstrates how all great villains are a distorted reflection of the hero, through movies including The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, The Silence of the Lambs, and Rocky. He unpacks why the antagonist may not always be bad, but must be pres…
Professor Williams uses Precious and The Piano, and sprinkles in theories from Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, to illustrate how relationships are established, how the relationships work, and how they create tension in film. Examining established archetype…
Professor Williams acknowledges he can't tell you how an actor does what he or she does, but through this lecture he helps you appreciate the nuance that goes into acting as he breaks down the role of an actor. As you travel through Psycho, Get Out, The T…
Thelma and Louise, The Godfather, and Barton Fink provide the backdrop for a consideration of how supporting roles are used to influence our opinion of the protagonist. Professor Williams explores the idea that by pushing, reacting, and reflecting, the se…
Professor Williams challenges you to read the screenplay of a movie you haven't seen yet as if you were a detective, gleaning what you can about the plot, characters, and relationships simply from the word choices. Through a reading of Lean on Me, Profess…
Professor Williams introduces the use of masks: public, private, and personal. He demonstrates that as characters pull each one off, we get to know them (and connect with them) better. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Imitation Game provide contras…
Looking at a variety of films that make creative use of color and light, including Do The Right Thing, The Martian, and Schindler's List, you'll become familiar with a foundation of 12 hues, six color schemes, four characteristics of light, and three ways…
Professor Williams demonstrates how music becomes a motif or a leitmotif, acting as a guide for our subconscious attention, escorting us from scene to scene, or carrying us across continents, providing emotional cues, and setting the stage for what to exp…
You'll go behind the scenes to discover the different ways stars interact with characters who don't exist and the details that need to be captured - such as the correct angle of a non-existent sun reflection - when nothing you are filming is real. Plus, P…
In the first of two lectures focused on the gamut of special effects from puppets to AI, you'll learn the history and the science behind the magic we see and believe. Professor Williams unpacks the two types of special effects, complete with plenty of exa…
Dive into Apollo 13, The Shining, Room, Clockwork Orange, and more, to discover how props and set design can set a story up, introduce the characters, and provide clues about what to expect before the first line of dialogue has been spoken. Professor Will…
Professor Williams introduces you to the four approaches to film sound, provides eye-opening (or perhaps "ear-opening") insights into where the sound made a scene memorable in films such as The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, and The Hurt Locker, and how tunin…
Professor Williams illuminates how an editor removes, inserts, and organizes hours and hours of footage into a comprehensive, visually literate film that resonates with the audience. Looking at movies including Roshomon, and Reservoir Dogs, you'll explore…
On a basic level, blocking is the way that characters interact in a space. Framing is the way in which the blocking is captured by a camera. Professor Williams explains how both can be broken down into elements of lines and shape and scale. Using a pletho…
Learn how to look at a film as a painting. Professor Williams explains how visual literacy is based upon at least four factors. He then delves into the distinct camera moves and how each brings you a different impression of what you're seeing. Using beaut…
Professor Williams looks at the lasting influence two films have made on every component of movie making over the last 75 years. As Professor Williams breaks down Casablanca, you'll better understand the three factors that made this movie an instant class…
Examine the concept of theme through approaches from traditional filmmakers to non-traditional filmmakers. Professor Williams then layers on the method of storytelling chosen to present the movie theme - active vs. didactic vs. both - creating a matrix up…
Professor Williams introduces the relationship between story shape and story rhythm. By examining the shape for several genres, start to see the rhythm of a story. To keep us coming back, sometimes filmmakers break the rhythm, while at other times they pr…
Become familiar with three simple variations of film genre (super genre, macrogenres, and microgenres) and their three important variables. Discern the difference between a heist film and an escape film, learn how characters often define the genre you are…
Professor Williams spends this lecture introducing you to the definitive list of genres based on what happens in the film and how it makes you feel. Diving deeply into the meanings and examples of movie genres can help you better define what you look for …
Professor Williams introduces you to the story of a young hero whisked off on a journey through new lands full of strange and colorful characters, and introduced to a dangerous foe. The hero rises to various challenges, finds friends, and defeats the bad …
Professor Williams introduces his passion for film by explaining exactly what makes movies magic for him. He provides a brief history of movies and foreshadows elements of the course that he will be digging deeper into including music, framing, and the th…
Today, we take for granted the idea that every ball used during a game is essentially identical, but this wasn’t so prior to 1920. In this final episode, explore early variations of baseballs (including the “lemon peel ball”), the evolution of batting ord…
The 1919 Black Sox scandal (often thought of as “baseball’s original sin”) marked a turning point in how Americans thought about the right way to play baseball. Join the debate over the complexity of this and other baseball scandals, and the moral quandar…
Examine how World War I encroached upon the comparatively tranquil national pastime. You’ll discover the talents of baseball-playing military companies, including one group of “Buffalo soldiers,” as well as a growing emphasis on physical fitness on the fi…
Why do fielders throw the ball “around the horn” after a strikeout? Why do fans perform “the wave”? When did the “seventh-inning stretch” become a thing? Why do managers wear uniforms? Uncover the roots of these and other rituals and traditions, and the p…
For over a century, U.S. presidents have regularly rung in the new baseball year by throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day. From President Taft (the first to throw a pitch) to President Eisenhower (who initially underestimated the game’s cultural imp…
The reserve clause (or the “five-man rule”) played a crucial role in every labor war that took place during the first half-century of professional baseball, and was standard practice until the 1970s. Trace the events that would lead to a fight against the…
There’s a business side to baseball that goes back to the amateur clubs of the game’s earliest years. In this episode on the economics of America’s pastime, explore early resentment about paying for tickets; the rise of advertising and promotions to incre…
In this episode, learn to better appreciate baseball’s longstanding ties to American culture. Get the story behind baseball’s connection to poetry and fiction (“Casey at the Bat”), music (“Take Me Out to the Ballgame”), collectibles (baseball cards), and …
Mr. Markusen reveals how baseball grew to become the national pastime it is today. You’ll learn about the origins of both “fans” and “cranks”; the increased emphasis on baseball as a wholesome family experience; and the magic ability of souvenirs, keepsak…
Most baseball fans take batting averages for granted. But there was a time when statistics were new enough to baseball that they were considered glamorous. Explore everything from how early spectators tracked scores to the professional problems with empha…
How did early newspaper editors cover baseball games and decide what, exactly, to write about? What makes Henry Chadwick such a monumental figure in early baseball writing? How did the introduction of the box score help baseball reporters with their jobs?…
Turn to another form of injustice in baseball: a prejudice against minority groups that contradicted the idea of the baseball diamond as a beacon of equality. Investigate the setbacks and triumphs of Irish Americans, Jewish players, Native Americans, and …
After Emancipation, hopes of baseball becoming a vista of racial harmony were quickly checked. Explore the intersection of baseball and race, from the success of Minor League Baseball players like Frank Grant and George Stovey to the Negro Leagues, which …
First, examine the role of women in baseball as spectators whose presence was expected to prevent coarse behavior by male fans. Then, explore how colleges like Vassar allowed a select number of 19th-century women to play baseball without scorn. Finally, c…
From face masks and chest protectors to catcher’s mitts and fielder’s gloves, explore how protective equipment became more and more a part of baseball (after much tinkering and adjusting). Also, consider complaints by “old-time” baseball fans that the pro…
Here, Mr. Markusen helps you make sense of the litany of rule changes that took place in the 75 years between 1845 (when the Knickerbocker Club of New York City framed the first written rules) and 1920 (when it became customary to replace the baseball on …
In this episode, survey the history of ballparks from the Elysian Fields in Hoboken to Wrigley Field to Fenway Park and beyond. You’ll learn how ballparks were defined by their surroundings, the rise of “infields” and “outfields,” the idiosyncratic dimens…
In the second half of the 19th century, advancing technology offered greater access to faraway places, which opened new avenues for baseball. From national to world tours, take a closer look at how baseball’s popularity continued to spread, and how men li…
One effective way to increase public confidence in the outcome of competitive baseball? Offer a valuable prize to the winners. Chart the turbulent evolution of the post-season series: a story filled with controversy, sabotage, peace agreements, and injuri…
Learn how, after a tumultuous three decades, baseball finally found a formula for 20th-century success: leagues and associations. Topics include the transformations of minor leagues into major ones, the competitive relationships between leagues, and the n…
In this episode, learn how the game of baseball moved toward professionalism - and what made professionalization so polarizing. Central to this episode is future Hall of Famer Harry Wright, who helped pave the way for professional baseball’s success by as…
Explore the rise of amateur baseball clubs in the United States. The tour starts with Brooklyn’s Eckford Club, whose outings primarily served as refreshing countryside excursions. Then, go back still further to follow the rise of the Knickerbocker Club of…
Take a look back at the very beginnings of baseball and discover how and why the early version of the game evolved in the middle of the 19th century. Learn how early clubs like the Gothams and the Knickerbockers helped repurpose a familiar child’s game so…
The year 1920 is considered a pivotal year in baseball, when a sense of uniformity in the game was finally achieved. But what about the decades before? Travel back to the years before 1920 - a time when changes in the game were rapid, dramatic, and often …
By the end of the 19th century, Russian artists were helping to make Russian culture among the most exceptional in the world. Here, take a closer look at the cheeky apathy of Anton Chekhov's plays, the Bolshoi Theater and the Ballets Russes, decorative ar…
THE INFILTRATORS is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center—on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a gr…
The true story of a spectacularly charismatic conman’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, all in the name of love. Happily married and a member of t…
Preparation and caution are important for venturing into the wild, but your outdoor experience is about more than following a checklist and staying hydrated. Whether on water or land, getting outdoors can be breath-taking, as this final episode makes clea…
The right gear makes all the difference in the wild, but only if you take care of it between expeditions. Even the most avid outdoor enthusiasts may neglect to wash their sleeping bags or shake out their tents after a long stint in the bush. Here, Profess…
A compass is one of the most useful tools on the trip, but only if you know how to use it. See how to get your bearings and travel off trail or over open water with the aid of a compass. Then, travel with Professor Andre to the Boundary Waters of northern…