A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR regime.
New York magazine’s October 2005 issue sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about his sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was dreamed up by 40-year-old San Francisco punk rocker and phone sex operator, Laura Albert.
A young author comes into possession of a manuscript sent by critically acclaimed writer, Germund Rein, shortly before he commits suicide.
Adaptation of Pirandello's play.
A rehearsal is disrupted when six figures mysteriously appear on the stage, claiming to be fictional characters from an unfinished play searching for an author to tell their tragic story. An adaptation of the classic Luigi Pirandello play, updated to take place in a 1970s television studio.
Former attorney, county prosecutor and Michigan Supreme Court Justice, John Voelker (alias Robert Traver) was born in 1903 in Ishpheming, Michigan in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He "somehow survived the awesome experience of having spawned a National Best Seller, "ANATOMY OF A MURDER." Voelker was the defense attorney in the trial upon which the book is based. He used the pen name of Robert Traver thinking it would seem inappropriate for a sitting judge to also be a crime novelist.
RICHARD WRIGHT was an African-American author of novels, short stories and non-fiction that dealt with powerful themes and controversial topics. Much of his works concerned racial themes that helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century. Born on a plantation in Mississippi, Wright was a descendent of the first slaves who arrived in Jamestown Massachusetts. This program follows his arduous path from sharecropper to literary giant. Through authors like H.L. Menken, Sinclair Lewis, Theodore Dreiser, he discovered that literature could be used as a catalyst for social change. In 1937 Wright moved to New York and his work began to garner national attention for it's political and social commentary. Much of Wright's writing focused on the African American community and experience; his novel Native Son won him a Guggenheim Fellowship and was adapted to the Broadway stage with Orson Welles directing in 1941.
This documentary traces Stan’s phenomenal fifty-year career as consciousness researcher from his early research on psychedelics, to the birth of the transpersonal movement, to Holotropic Breathwork. Highlights include Grof’s first psychedelic experience and its impact on his life and career, his days at Esalen Institute as a Scholar-in-Residence, and his insights into non-ordinary states and their potential for healing and transformation. Included are interviews with Stan, his wife and partner Christina Grof, and UCI researcher Charles Grob, MD, and archival photographs with friends, colleagues, and prominent teachers and visionaries.
An author reflects on her hard knocks, uplifting journey. One of six 2017 Regal Short Film Showdown finalists.
A documentary film tracing the collaboration between One Ring Zero, the Brooklyn house-band for McSweeney's Publishing, and an ensemble cast of award-winning authors, each of whom contributed original lyrics. Author Myla Goldberg torments guest singer Syd Straw with tongue twisting, five star vocabulary words. Paul Auster riffs on the ills of Cincinatti and the Iraq war. The film's title, in fact, comes from the inspired dialogue of a talking cockroach.
A wealthy Countess is warned that if she gives a valuable painting away as first prize in a music competition, the only thing handed out will be death. In rapid succession, the painting is stolen, the Countess murdered, her niece kidnapped, and the police baffled as the killings continue
When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
Franky and his best mate Dazza travel in a drug-laden campervan from the western outskirts of Sydney to Uluru so that Dazza's foul-mouthed girlfriend, Shazza, can be reunited with the dying mother she hasn't seen since she was three.
8 Chicago albums plus their Greatest Hits in High Resolution Stereo and original Quadraphonic mixes: Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, Chicago III, Chicago V, Chicago VI, Chicago VII, Chicago VIII, Greatest Hits, Chicago X. This lavish celebration of the Windy City’s favorite band is housed in a rigid two-piece box, with every album presented in a replica sleeve promised to “replicate the original release down to the last detail, including mini-posters, and the iron-on that came with Chicago VIII.
American novelist, short-story writer and journalist Ernest Hemingway served as a war correspondent before joining Paris's expatriate community in the 1920s. His writing style, characterized by terse minimalism, is exemplified in novels such as A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises. Through period documents, artwork and other archival material, this program delves into the personal and professional milestones of the larger than life author.
One of the most famous American writers of the 20th century, Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, Calif. He is best known for his gritty portrayals of the lives of the working class during the Great Depression, particularly in the novella Of Mice and Men and the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath. Through period documents, artwork and other archival material, this program explores Steinbeck's life and work.
English poet, engraver, painter and mystic William Blake is famed for his symbolic expressions of religious visions. Though largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake's works, such as The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Songs of Experience and Songs of Innocence, are well-known today. Through period documents and other archival material, this documentary program explores the life, poetry and artwork of the multitalented spiritualist.
Documentary - Best known for his novels Animal Farm and 1984, which condemn totalitarianism in all its forms, English writer George Orwell was born in India. Financially unable to pursue higher education in England, Orwell spent five years with the Imperial Police in Burma, a job that led to his hatred of imperialism. Through period documents, artwork and other archival material, this program delves into the life and work of the passionate social critic. -
Author Meets the Critics was an American talk show which was broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company, American Broadcasting Company, and the DuMont Television Network. The series began as a mid-season replacement on NBC on April 4, 1948, but was transferred to ABC during 1949. The show was transferred back to NBC during 1951, and then to DuMont from January 10, 1952 to October 10, 1954.
Canadian Authors is a Canadian biographical television series which aired on CBC Television in 1978.
Books and Authors was an Australian television series which aired from December 1956 to 1 September 1957. Broadcast live on Sydney station ATN-7 in a 15-minute time-slot on Sundays, as the title suggests the series the series focused on the authors of books. It is not known if any of the episodes were kinescoped.
The struggle of Soviet and American intelligence agencies during the Cold War era