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Documentary Thursdays

October Documentaries

Not for Ourselves Alone, Part 2: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony  
October 18, 10:30am

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of women everywhere.

Thomas Jefferson: Part 1 
October 25, 10:30am

Thomas Jefferson represents the complicated history of our nation. Revered as the author of the Declaration of Independence, the most sacred document in American history, yet condemned as a lifelong owner of slaves, Thomas Jefferson remains the enigma that

The Forgotten Refugees 
August  23, 10:30am

The Forgotten Refugees explores the history and destruction of Middle Eastern and North African Jewish communities, some of which had existed for more than 2,500 years. Employing the extensive testimony of survivors from Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, and Iran, the film recounts the stories of joy and of suffering that nearly a million individuals have carried with them. 

A Yiddish World Remembered 
August  30, 10:30am

The story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe is brought to life again by some of the remaining eyewitnesses. Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Elliott Gould and accompanied by never-before-seen archival films, vintage photographs, and, of course, traditional Klezmer and cantorial music, the documentary takes a realistic and enlightening look at this unique and all-but-vanished way of life. 


November Documentaries

Thomas Jefferson: Part 2   
November 1, 10:30am

Revered as the author of the Declaration of Independence, the most sacred document in American history, yet condemned as a lifelong owner of slaves, Thomas Jefferson remains the enigma that is America.

Frank Lloyd Wright, Parts 1 & 2 
part 1: November 8, 10:30am

Part 2: November 15, 10:30am

He was a master builder, a rebel, and a worshipper of nature. Frank Lloyd Wright left behind a legacy of beautiful homes and buildings, and changed America’s approach to architecture forever.

Mayflower: The Pilgrim’s Adventure 

November 29, 10:30am

Captain Jones (Anthony Hopkins) and Rev. William Brewster (Richard Crenna) lead the assembly of the Pilgrims to America aboard the Mayflower.


December Documentaries

Jacques Pepin’s Chanukah Celebration    
December 6, 10:30am

Celebrate the Jewish “Festival of Lights” by learning to create a light, French-inspired dinner menu. It begins with a sparkling consommé printanier with a sprinkling of carrot, turnip, zucchini, and miniature chicken quenelles. Then it’s a silk cold mousse of chicken and pistachio with a beautiful garnish set in aspic.

Ol’ Man River – Mighty Mississippi: The Great Barrier 
December 13,10:30am

There is no river on earth where so many dreams were dreamy, where so many dreams came true or fell apart, where the dividing line between life and death is as thin as on the Mississippi – North America’s great river.

Ol’ Man River – Mighty Mississippi: The Two Rivers
December 20, 10:30am

The Mississippi is the world’s third largest river. From the Canadian border to New Orleans, from Helena in the Rocky Mountains to Pittsburgh, it drains 31 US states and two Canadian provinces. Since the first human beings set foot on the North American subcontinent, learn how the face of the river has changes dramatically.

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
December 27, 10:30am

Come watch an old favorite to celebrate the coming New Year! some things don’t change with a turn of the calendar page…Charlie Brown still has homework to do on the night of Peppermint Patty’s big New Year’s Eve party. Will he finish War and Peace in time to land a dance with the Little Red-Headed Girl at the party? We’ll also watch You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown.