On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, On Story explores strategies of television anthologies. Then, Fat Man and Little Boy and In My Lifetime take you into the world of nuclear weapons, covering the American bombing of nagasaki and the history of atomic threats. And finally, Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector travels through time to find rare folk songs.
On Story Fargo & True Detective: Television Anthologies at 7:30 pm
True Detective director, Cary Fukunaga, and Fargo creator, Noah Hawley, discuss the rise of the television anthology series and how to execute a compelling balance of plot, character and structure within the bounds of one season. Followed by Elaine Poon’s short film, Entrain.
Fat Man and Little Boy at 8 pm
This 1989 feature film dramatizes the events leading up to the American bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August 1945. In the remote desert of New Mexico, “The Manhattan Project” is materializing – America’s secret effort to build the first nuclear bombs with the potential to end World War II. This poignant film recreates one of history’s most compelling chapters – one that resulted in the mushroom-shaped specter that changed the world forever.
In My Lifetime at 10 pm
This film thoughtfully examines the 68-year history of nuclear weapons – the most destructive force invented. In My Lifetime focuses on the continuing struggle of citizens, scientists and political leaders working to reduce or eliminate the atomic threat, while others search for ways to build nuclear weapons. In interviews, former heads of state, United Nations representatives, figures from the nuclear establishment, Manhattan Project scientists, Nobel Peace- and Pulitzer Prize-winners, military personnel and atomic-bomb survivors recount the birth of the nuclear age and detail the developments that followed.
Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector at 11 pm
This Emmy-winning special opens a musical time capsule from a hundred years ago. Marjorie Lansing Porter (1891-1973) dedicated her life to preserving the rare folk songs of the Adirondacks. Throughout the 1940s and ’50s, Porter traveled throughout New York State, interviewing and recording musicians and singers in the hopes of creating a collection of previously unpublished folk songs, transcripts and other writings.
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