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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365020185/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Larry Wilmore, the Senior Black Correspondent on The Daily Show and creator of The Bernie Mac Show reflects upon different forms of comedy, his own comic influences, and always looking to maximize comedic potential. Followed by two short films about courage and endurance: Chris Bourke and Kevin... /episodes/get/38723 /episode/38723 The Evolution Of Funny: TV Comedy With Larry Wilmore /episode-player/38723

Larry Wilmore, the Senior Black Correspondent on The Daily Show and creator of The Bernie Mac Show reflects upon different forms of comedy, his own comic influences, and always looking to maximize comedic potential. Followed by two short films about courage and endurance: Chris Bourke and Kevin Harger's LOVE, EMILY, shadowing young love and how to best navigate its awkward terrain, and Andrea Gomez's 036, measuring the fortitude and grit required to survive the paper-pushing, no-nonsense depths of cubicle number 036.

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Sat, 06/08/2013 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365019793/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false James Franco reveals his unique experience working on 127 HOURS, including his faith in director Danny Boyle's vision, and the collaboration approach from cast and crew to fulfill the tension needed to capture this true and tantalizing story. Followed by the allegorical short film, VOICE OVER... /episodes/get/40673 /episode/40673 James Franco: A Look Inside 127 Hours /episode-player/40673

James Franco reveals his unique experience working on 127 HOURS, including his faith in director Danny Boyle's vision, and the collaborative approach from cast and crew to fulfill the tension needed to capture this true and tantalizing story. Followed by the allegorical short film, VOICE OVER, directed by Martin Rosete, about a few extreme situations that literally take your breath away.

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Sat, 06/01/2013 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365017581/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one's imagination. Followed by Martin Rosete's allegorical short film,... /episodes/get/34233 /episode/34233 A Conversation With Damon Lindelof /episode-player/34233

Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one's imagination. Followed by Martin Rosete's allegorical short film, VOICE OVER, about a few extreme situations that literally take your breath away.

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Sat, 05/25/2013 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365011999/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The creative minds behind the films THOR, THE AVENGERS, HULK, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, ELEKTRA, THE GREEN LANTERN, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, X2, and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS divulge the complexities of memorable heroes and villains, and how some of the best supernatural films tap into the most basic of human... /episodes/get/35538 /episode/35538 The Heart Of The Superhero /episode-player/35538

The creative minds behind the films THOR, THE AVENGERS, HULK, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, ELEKTRA, THE GREEN LANTERN, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, X2, and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS divulge the complexities of memorable heroes and villains, and how some of the best supernatural films tap into the most basic of human elements. Followed by John Mitchell's SUPER POWERS, a lively short film about a husband and wife who try to salvage their love-life by dressing as superheroes, and find they save more than just their marriage when they're forced out of their apartment fully costumed.

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Fri, 05/17/2013 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365003633/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Professional horror writers explore how great drama lies at the core of the most frightening films, and discuss the style and techniques used to invoke fear, suspense and thrills that linger long after the credits roll. Followed by Samantha Jennings's STRANGEFACE, a haunting and suspenseful... /episodes/get/35537 /episode/35537 Elements Of Great Horror /episode-player/35537

Professional horror writers explore how great drama lies at the core of the most frightening films, and discuss the style and techniques used to invoke fear, suspense and thrills that linger long after the credits roll. Followed by Lynne Vincent McCarthy's STRANGEFACE, a haunting and suspenseful short film about a peculiar and defiant young girl who unexpectedly finds companionship. In this episode: Mick Garris, Steve Niles, Erich Hoeber, Eric Heisserer.

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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365003545/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as GHOST, CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, TWINS and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version. Accompanied by Spencer and Lloyd Harvey's short film JACK... /episodes/get/48334 /episode/48334 Re-Imagining The Classics /episode-player/48334

The writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as GHOST, CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, TWINS and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version. Accompanied by Spencer and Lloyd Harvey's short film JACK & JILL, a fresh take on the classic nursery rhyme that follows a young Australian girl who finds an inventive way to contact her father, a soldier stationed in New Guinea during WWII. In this episode: Bruce Joel Rubin, John August, Herschel Weingrod, Evan Daugherty.

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Fri, 05/03/2013 - 04:00
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