Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:00 p.m. Eastern
The Highwaymen: American Masters
Discover the story behind the pioneering outlaw country music supergroup that featured Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, told through vintage performances and new interviews about life on the road and in the studio.
9:00 p.m. Eastern
10:00 p.m. Eastern
America Reframed: Deej
Deej is the story of DJ Savarese ("Deej"), a gifted, young writer and advocate for nonspeaking autistics. Once a "profoundly disabled" foster kid on a fast track to nowhere, DJ is now a first-year college student who insists on standing up for his peers: people who are dismissed as incompetent because they are neurologically diverse. Will Deej be able to find freedom for himself and others like him?
11:00 p.m. Eastern
Spectrum: A Story of the Mind
Imagine a world where words taste and thoughts feel, where sounds swell with color and leaves on trees change tones visible to the naked eye, where eye contact with another can cause physical pain. This world, both beautiful and overwhelming, exists for those in the film "Spectrum: A Story of the Mind." The first documentary to explore autism as sensory-based experiences, presenting the positive advantages and difficulties of perceiving the world differently. Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, the film highlights the need for research on sensory issues.
11:30 p.m. Eastern
Oregon's Animation Magic
At just about any moment of any day in Oregon, someone is making animation. The state is home to renowned commercial production houses, award-winning individual artists, and a major animated feature film production studio. This new, half-hour animation special showcases and celebrates the work of animators from around the state, taking viewers behind the scenes of the process and the finished pieces. Featured artists include: Will Vinton, Will Vinton Studios; Joan Gratz, famous for her groundbreaking technique of animated clay painting; Animator Jerold Howard, stop-motion animation; Rose Bond, famous in Portland's independent animation scene; LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight, behind the scenes of Kubo & the Two Strings These animators discuss their love of the craft, the magic of bringing inanimate objects to life, and being a part of Oregon's unique community of animators.