SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileIt’s rare that I greet new television programs with anything other than a faint “meh.” But this morning, I was positively giddy thinking about the debut of a brand new version of The Electric Company, which is set to debut on small screens tonight (check your local TV listings, as times and stations vary).The original Electric Company was created by the Children’s Television Workshop as a sort of sophisticated companion piece for those on the verge of outgrowing Sesame Street (if outgrowing Sesame Street is even possible!); it was a staple of my childhood years.Though I have only hazy memories of it now (they mostly consist of fleeting images of Morgan Freeman’s young face or Rita Moreno shouting “Hey, you guys!”), the mere mention of an Electric Company remake inspired some major nostalgia and sent me searching for vintage YouTube clips. The results were hilarious and downright trippy; in fact, I can’t believe my parents ever let me watch anything this cool:The new, PBS created Electric Company shares the original program’s goal of teaching young audience members reading skills with the help of entertaining vignettes and instructive, catchy songs. This time ’round, young viewers can expect guest appearances from the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Fallon, Sean Kingston and Wyclef Jean.
The Toronto International Film Festival Group has a special division, called the Film Circuit, devoted to doing exactly what you’ve described. From what I hear, they do a bang up job of bringing amazing Canadian titles, and other non mainstream international titles, to communities just like yours. The group even has a handy How to Film Circuit page on its site, outlining how you can get some of these cool movies screened in your area.Another terrific alternative to those suffering TIFF envy is to fire up your DVD player and have your own mini festival in the comfort of your own home.
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Bernie Sanders, by speaking to the anxieties of young people, is tapping into a potential political force that has been building for many years. Barack Obama also garnered the passionate support of many young people when he ran his insurgent campaign of 2008. Many young people, however, have been disappointed with the results.