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Great Performances: Movies for Grownups Awards 2020 with AARP The Magazine

Posted: November 5th, 2019
AARP The Magazine announced today that Annette Bening will receive the 2019 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. Bening – a recipient of two Golden Globes®, a Screen Actors Guild Award® and four-time Academy Award®-nominee – will be honored at the 19th annual Movies for Grownups® (MFG) Awards ceremony on January 11, 2020, in ...

Nature – Hippos: Africa’s River Giants

Posted: November 13th, 2019
The hippopotamus has long been an enigma; an aquatic mammal that cannot swim, a vegetarian who is also the most dangerous animal in Africa. All hippos are utterly dependent on water, but in Botswana, hippos face an unparalleled challenge as deep floodwaters dry to dust in a matter of months. This blue-chip documentary goes beneath the surface to ...

Secrets of the Dead: Bombing Auschwitz

Posted: November 6th, 2019
In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the ...

Great Performances at the Met: Madama Butterfly

Posted: December 6th, 2019
Soprano Hui He stars as the young geisha Cio-Cio-San alongside tenor Bruce Sledge as her husband Lt. Benjamin Pinkerton. Baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki complete the cast. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts. Anthony Minghella’s production is set in Japan at the turn of the 20th century. Lt. Benjamin ...

Nature: The Whale Detective

Posted: November 13th, 2019
In September 2015, a 30-ton humpback whale breached and just missed landing on wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill and his friend Charlotte Kinloch as they kayaked in Monterey Bay, California. Both survived the incident, but the traumatic experience haunted Mustill (Nature – Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants) and left him wondering if the whale was ...

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