Movies

A Decade Of Documentaries In D.C.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

The "Decade of Docs in Our City" festival celebrates local filmmakers of short and feature length documentaries made in the Washington region.

'Fort Bliss'

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

Maggie, an Army medic who has earned a Bronze Star for her service, returns from a 15-month deployment to find she's a stranger to her 5-year-old son. Slowly, they become reacquainted only to discover she's set to return to Afghanistan...

African Diaspora International Film Festival

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

The African Diaspora International Film Festival comes to Washington, D.C. from Aug. 22 to 24. We meet the filmmakers and explore new films from the African diaspora.

Femi Kuti

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.

Femi Kuti, the son of pioneering Afrobeat musician and dissident Fela Kuti, forged his own path with a band in the 80's, using music to push for change. He joins us in studio to discuss his activism through music, his father's legacy, and Africa's future.

Robots & Pop Culture

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.

We consider the role of robots - whether cyborg, android or operating system - in our culture and what they tell us about ourselves.

"Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America"

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Baltimore's "Pope of Trash" joins Kojo to talk about his films, his new book and what he loves about Charm City.

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.

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