Alan gives the Treatment to the newest, and one of the more inclusive and absorbing works of Wenders, the once-towering figure of the New German Cinema of the 70's, which included such monumental works as Buena Vista Social Club, Wings of Desire, The End of Violence, and Paris, Texas.
Mr. Neutron spotlights the soundtrack for the 2017 film Baby Driver, and marvels at its melding of audio and visual.
The Lone Reader looks at Thi Bui's haunting graphic memoir of the Vietnam War and its enduring scars.
Music: Petits planets: Hanoi Funeral
Alan treats Edgar Wright's sublimely slap-happy stylish blockbuster Baby Driver, whose plot is propelled by machine-gun editing, tough as nails genre writing & performances, brooding noir cinematography, and the best use of a pop music soundtrack you’ll find anywhere.
Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill of Everett Public Library (WA). Focus is on music of the Ram Rams, Choke the Pope, and Kulululu.
Writer/director Paul Schraeder directs an echo of the 1976 film Taxi Driver, which Schraeder wrote. First Reformed follows a troubled loner and priest of a small, dying church congregation as he grapples with dark visions and a troubled past.
The Lone Reader homes in on naturalist Sy Montgomery's paen to the giant pacific octopus, Soul of an Octopus.
Music: Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No. 6 in F Major "Pastoral," Skidmore College Orchestra.
The story of Laika, the Moscow mongrel turned cosmonaut, who was the first creature to orbit the earth.
Music: Symphony No. 5 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Laura Faley of Hidden Meadow Ranch in Mt. Vernon, WA talks about what it takes to successfully raise chickens within within cities and suburbs in the state of Washington.
Introduction by Kara Fox
Music: Symphony No. 6, by Ludwig van Beethoven, Skidmore College Orchestra.
Spotlighting the swing music in Everett Public Library's music collection.
Ron Averill is Mr. Neutron
The Lone Reader takes aim at Robert E. Ficken's Washington Territory: the farce and fury, fields and forests, mud and mania as wild Washington passes the veil into statehood.
Music: "Missouri Waltz"