broughton 603x452Sunday, January 13 at 10 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. A key player in the artistic renaissance of San Francisco after World War II, James Broughton fathered a child with film critic Pauline Kael, wrote poetry alongside Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, received an award from Jean Cocteau at Cannes, and went on to push the boundaries of artistic expression and sexual liberation. While celebrating the impact of Broughton's art, Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton also explores his deeply intertwined creative and personal lives. For a man who joyfully embraced life and preached "follow your own weird," the repressive McCarthy era brought inner turmoil and even an attempt to "straighten himself out." Ultimately, Broughton's experimental films and poetry helped free both his own spirit and that of a new generation, and at the young age of 61, he met the love of his life.

On Television

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    June 09, 2019

    Great Performances at the Met: Carmen

    Sunday, June 23 at 8 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. Watch Sir Richard Eyre’s production of Bizet’s masterpiece starring Clémentine Margaine reprising her role as opera’s ultimate seductress alongside Roberto Alagna as her impassioned lover Don José. Louis Langrée conducts.
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    June 07, 2019

    Independent Lens: Real Boy

    Friday, June 21 at 9 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing…
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    June 07, 2019

    Infinity Hall Live: Rhiannon Giddens

    Friday June 21 at 7 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. Rhiannon Giddens' triumphant performance is fiercely loyal to her roots. During this passionately intelligent performance her bare-footed elegance and fearless banjo and fiddle playing are surpassed only by her vocal prowess. For the IHL audience…
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    June 04, 2019

    To A More Perfect Union: US v Windsor

    Tuesday, June 18 at 9 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. This documentary tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes – octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice: Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate…
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    Jun 03, 2019

    Mammon: Blood

    Monday, June 17 at 6 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. A popular but divisive journalist is brutally murdered.
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    Jun 01, 2019

    Live from the Freight & Salvage: Red Molly

    Saturday, June 15 at 8 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. Episode two of Live from the Freight & Salvage features Americana powerhouse trio Red Molly.…
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    May 31, 2019

    Carpenters: Close to You (My Music Presents)

    Friday, June 14 at 6 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard…
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    May 27, 2019

    The 80s: A My Music Special

    Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. Original MTV "VJ" Martha Quinn hosts a celebration of pop hits that defined the decade by…
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    May 27, 2019

    Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters

    Friday, May 31 at 7:00 pm on KRCB in the North Bay. Enjoy the unforgettable hits which brought brother and sister duo Richard and Karen Carpenter…
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    May 26, 2019

    Story Songs (My Music)

    Sunday, June 9 at 7 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. Join host B.J. Thomas for vintage performances of the songs that united us by original artists…

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