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The preliminary slate of panels for the 2016 edition of television and content festival Seriesfest have now been unveiled. Happening June 22-26 in Denver, Colorado, highlights from this year’s Seriesfest include "Women in Media" with Kim Cattrall and Vanity Fair's Krista Smith, a discussion of BBC America’s The Hunt with Emmy-winners Alastair Fothergill and Huw Cordey, and an all new "Anatomy of a Show" focused on FX’s The Strain. The festival previously announced the… »
BBC America is on the prowl. The cable network announces it is bringing The Hunt TV series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, stateside. A natural history show, The Hunt premieres on BBC America, Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Watch a preview, below.
The Hunt TV show comes from executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey, makers of the Planet Earth TV series. The first season of The Hunt consists of seven hour-long episodes.Read More… »
SeriesFest will kick off June 22 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The festival runs through June 26.
“We are thrilled to host Sia and present the North American Premiere of BBC America’s ‘The Hunt’ for SeriesFest: Season Two’s Opening Night,” said SeriesFest CEO Randi Kleiner. “The natural setting of Red Rocks will provide a magical backdrop to experience the majesty of ‘The Hunt’ and a rare, live performance by Sia, who continues to bring a fresh voice to storytelling through music. This is the perfect way to kick off this year’s five-day celebration of episodic storytelling.”
“We can’t think of a more stunning location than Red Rocks to premiere a show as vivid and visceral as ‘The Hunt. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Simplistic, but a charming and child-friendly introduction to our cousins in the wild that no zoo could provide, with a monkey heroine whom kids will cheer. I’m “biast” (pro): monkeys!
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Disneynature, the Mouse’s nature-documentary arm, continues its quest to introduce kids to our cousins in the wild with Monkey Kingdom, a charming if simplistic film that gets us up close to animals in their own environment in a way that not even the most sophisticated zoo could ever achieve. In the Sri Lankan jungle lives “Maya,” a macaque monkey born at the bottom of her troop’s social hierarchy, where she is subject to such injustices as being bullied by her higher-ranking neighbors — even the babies! — and missing out on all the best food treats — tasty mushrooms! — which are invariably gone by »
- MaryAnn Johanson
4 items from 2016
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