In celebration Earth Day, April 22nd, we thought it would be fun and engaging to highlight 25 films that have caught our eye over the years, related to the Environment. Many of these titles have been featured in our blogs and podcasts. You will find links to all the films in each of the program titles, and all of the thumbnails link directly to the film's website, where you can learn more about the projects, see trailers and find opportunities to get involved. MORE...
For today’s program, I thought we would focus on themes of Leadership. You will hear how this idea was flipped upside down by NPR story on Trump, song by REM and the twisted irony of it all.
Which leads to our first movie. Get Me Roger Stone. Stone's career is a window into a half century of politics that led to the greatest upset in political history. We follow this movie with a real gem, a hit on the Festival circuit, now currently in theaters. Leave No Trace, where a father does his best to guide his daughter, living in a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon. And we wrap up with another kind of Leader, Bill Nye: Science Guy, as we see a man go from a science guru for kids to more of a science Statesman.
Most of us can appreciate the power of music. It can make us happy. Talk to us when we’re sad. Help us escape, and connect through lyrics. Regardless of our personal taste, we all have songs we related to. Some really bring us back, take us on a trip down memory lane. Sometimes I can almost cue the visceral connection point at the precise cue in a song, where I know I will get chills, flashbacks, or feel my eyes fill up.
Then I remembered a great movie I had the pleasure of showing in LA a few years ago, Alive Inside, where music literally helps Alzheimer’s patients recover lost memories, by triggering happier times.
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