Friday, October 9, 2009
David Broder of The Washington Post joins Bob to talk politics. Next, Danish director Lone Scherfig is best known for her 2000 film Italian For Beginners, which won the Silver Berlin Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Her most recent film, An Education, is based on a memoir by English journalist Lynn Barber and adapted for screen by writer Nick Hornby. This young English girl’s coming-of-age tale won the Audience Choice and Cinematography awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with executive director Dan Gediman about the essay from Martha Graham. In seven decades as a dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham created 181 ballets. A founder of modern dance, she is known for her collaborations with other leading artists, including composer Aaron Copland. Graham’s company trained dance greats such as Alvin Ailey and Twyla Tharp.