Movies

The Enduring Popularity Of Sherlock Holmes

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A popular BBC series and a lawsuit over whether his stories are in the public domain are drawing attention once again to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of one of literature's most iconic characters: Sherlock Holmes. We consider the enduring appeal of the "canon" of four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes and Watson, and the many interpretations they've inspired on page and screen.

Movies and the International Market

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Our critics share picks from this year's impressive list of potential Oscar contenders and explain why youre seeing so many China-focused story lines in American films.

Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Some of the most memorable melodies of the past few decades came not from the pop charts but from video games.

NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

"Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Eugene Allen began working at the White House in 1952. Over the course of three decades, he would witness the upheavals of the civil rights movement from a unique perspective.

"Our Nixon:" A New Documentary

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Most people know Richard Nixon secretly taped Oval Office conversations during his presidency. But few are aware that three of Nixon's top aides obsessively used home movie cameras to document their time at the White House; capturing...

NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

Screens Under The Stars: Summer's Outdoor Movies

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.

Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but you can still catch movie stars under the stars at dozens of outdoor film festivals around our region.

Movies Making A Difference

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Many filmmakers pour their passion into a movie, hoping to spark discussion, action, or even legislation. We explore social action documentaries.

"Veep" Creator Armando Iannucci

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Kojo chats with satirist and writer Armando Iannucci, who most recently has been lampooning Washington's political culture through the HBO program "Veep."

FilmFest D.C.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:43 p.m.

The Washington D.C. International Film Festival kicks off this week with a smorgasbord of more than 80 films from around the world, playing at theaters across the city.

Actor Chadwick Boseman Plays Jackie Robinson

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A Howard University graduate and relative unknown stars in a new film about Jackie Robinson, the man who integrated major league baseball. Actor Chadwick Boseman chats with Kojo about playing the sports and civil rights icon in the movie "42."

The Sapphires

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Inspired by a true story, "The Sapphires" is a lighthearted film about a serious subject: overcoming the legacy of institutional racism in Australia.

Pump Me Up

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery explores D.C.’s subculture of graffiti, go-go, hardcore punk music and the influences that live on today.

"The Gatekeepers"

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.
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For decades the Israeli internal security service known as Shin Bet has labored in the shadows to thwart terrorist attacks. We explore "The Gatekeepers," a new documentary.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.