A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a charity that supports and promotes the art forms of moving images. This includes film, television and video games. Originally the British Film Academy and the Guild of Television Producers and Directors were two separate organizations that had their own awards shows. In 1958 they merged and eventually became the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Now they have several award ceremonies throughout the year known as the BAFTAs. The awards series includes:
Television Craft Awards (this is the behind the scenes awards visual effects, costuming production, music)
Right now I want to talk about The British Academy Television Awards, since they are happening this Sunday.
Let’s admit it. Slowly but surely we’ve been becoming obsessed with British media. Especially British television. From Downton Abbey to Sherlock to Doctor Who, British pop culture is slowly starting to invade the mainstream US media. With BBC America and streaming based services these shows are easier to access and are now becoming more popular than ever. Netflix and Hulu are even starting to broadcast some original programming with shows like The Wrong Mans, The Fall and Derek.
Here at Media and Reserve Services we are not exempt from this. We’ve slowly been expanding our collection of British movies and television. In this blog series I’d like to highlight some of the items in our collection, maybe introducing content that isn’t as well known. I’ll also be discussing British media in general. Including an upcoming post about the British Television Awards (which are this Sunday).
In the meantime check out some of our media from across the pond.
Frankie, a proud Native American, is attempting to reconnect with his estranged family. Released from the hospital, but still very ill, he hits the road with his ex-lover Irene, who acts as Frankie’s nurse but refuses to offer forgiveness for his past indiscretions. As they travel through the sun-dappled country, they encounter various eccentric personalities. But his journey really begins when he reunites with his daughter and finally meets her newborn child.
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
Everything you know about Alice’s adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.