English & Language Arts

New! Letters to Eloisa 54 min.

Letters to Eloisa tells the story of José Lezama Lima, a writer of the Latin American Literary Boom. His novel Paradiso was regarded as a masterpiece, but its homoerotic content set him on a collision course with the Cuban revolutionary government. Relying on letters to his sister in exile, the film speaks of the pain of separation, the Cuban revolution, and the silencing of a literary genius.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! The Alchemist 139 min.

Resurgens Theatre Company presents a newly filmed performance of Ben Jonson’s timeless and timely plague-driven classic. Join us for the satirical exploits of the “venture tripartite,” as they humorously scam gullible customers greedy for the power and riches of the philosophers’ stone. Directed by Dr. Brent Griffin, this “original practices” production heartily embraces Jonson’s verbal aplomb and...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles 91 min.

This program is a staging of Peter Arnott's translation of Sophocles' masterpiece Oedipus Rex – also known as Oedipus Tyrannus or simply Oedipus. Set in a time of plague, the hero who solved the riddle of the sphinx is now King of Thebes and is about to go on another riddle quest to uncover the source of his city’s pollution. Peter’s line-by-line translation complete with all the chorus odes giv...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Agatha Christie's England 46 min.

Retracing Agatha Christie’s footsteps across England, see how Agatha drew on her surroundings as a magpie would, as both the people, and the places she encountered, found themselves immortalized in her extraordinary canon of work.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

American Oz 114 min.

When L. Frank Baum published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, he was 44 years old and had spent much of his life in restless pursuit of his American dream. He continued to reinvent himself, reflecting a uniquely American brand of confidence, imagination and innovation. American Oz tells the remarkable story of the man behind one of the most enduring and classic American tales.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Avatar (1929-1944) - Episode Two 106 min.

Hemingway, having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer and spends his time seeking new conquests in the natural world – marlin fishing in the Gulf Stream and hunting in Africa. Inspired by the fight against Fascism, he reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a tempestuous romance with Martha Gellhorn.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Blank Page (1944-1961) - Episode Three 104 min.

Hemingway, reeling from his split with Martha, attaches himself to the U.S. Army as it moves through Normandy and liberates Paris. After the war he tries to start a new life with Mary Welsh but is beset with personal tragedies and professional mishaps. He publishes The Old Man and the Sea and wins the Nobel Prize but eventually is overcome by addiction, physical trauma and depression.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 360 min.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s six-hour documentary series, HEMINGWAY, examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers – Ernest Hemingway. Intimate and insightful, the series weaves together Hemingway’s biography with excerpts from his work. The film penetrates the myth of Hemingway to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

A Writer (1899-1929) - Episode One 117 min.

Hemingway enjoys an idyllic childhood in Oak Park, Illinois but, yearning for adventure, volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I. He marries Hadley Richardson, moves to Paris and begins his life as a writer, publishing In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises. He finds critical and commercial success with his second novel, A Farewell to Arms.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Bacchae by Euripides 100 min.

This beautifully staged production of Euripides 406 BC masterpiece is based on Peter Arnott's audience-friendly translation. The story follows Dionysos (played by Mia Perovetz) visiting Thebes disguised as a charismatic young leader at the center of a horde of erotic female bacchae. The immortal play exposes the dangers of fanaticism and deals with the timeless human quest to balance order and spo...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020