Wednesday, April 22, 2020


In Celebration of Earth Day

Streaming starting on Wednesday, April 22

The Mississippi River Delta is essential to the U.S. economy. It allows the passage of goods worldwide, and it’s home to a $2.4 billion fishing industry. It’s also rapidly disappearing; every 100 minutes, wetland the size of a football field is lost to open water, presenting a huge environmental threat to America and to the coastal residents who call the area home.

Follow the stories of individuals who are experiencing this calamity firsthand and see how they’re fighting to keep their cultures, livelihoods, and homes from washing away.

As a Smithsonian affiliate, we will share access to this film so you can watch it online.

In celebration of Earth Day and beyond, view the storyAt this link you will find 5 episodes for a total running time of 56 minutes.

From our Partners at National Theatre At Home

Twelfth Night

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 2:00PM Eastern

Enjoy a free screening from National Theatre At Home, of William Shakespeare's joyous comedy Twelfth Night directed by Simon Godwin (Man and Superman, The Beaux' Stratagem) with Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

This show will be available for the next 7 days to also watch at your leisure.

This is an encore broadcast that was filmed in front of a live audience in a theatre, with the cameras carefully positioned to give audiences the best view in the house!


From Our Partners at Exhibition On Screen

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Monday, April 27, 2:00PM ET

Enjoy a free broadcast of Painting The Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, live on Facebook, Monday April 27, at 2:00PM, Eastern time from our partner at Exhibition On Screen (EOS). Experience treasures from the Royal Academy of Arts landmark exhibition, including masterpieces from Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Sargent, and Matisse. The film's Executive Producer, Phil Grabsky, will also be live online throughout the film to answer questions.

From our Partners at Black Maria Film Festival

Virtual Award-Winning Short Films

Experience some cool, award-winning films from the comfort of your home! Choose from more than 130 FREE shorts virtually from the 2020 Black Maria Film Festival and their archives. Categories include animation, documentary, experimental and narrative.

Since 1981, this international juried competition, has been celebrating and preserving the diversity, invention, and vitality of the short film. The Festival is named after Thomas Edison’s original West Orange film studio dubbed the “Black Maria” because of its resemblance to the black-box police paddy wagons of the same name.

Access the films