Cinema 6

WPBS-TV is pleased to announce this season's Cinema Six, now in its fifth year. Cinema Six is a high definition cinematic experience that brings educational, entertaining, and informative films to the public in our broadcast community, free of charge (except where noted), which will feature local productions along with national Public Broadcasting programs. Cinema Six will begin September 2018 and will conclude in March 2019, with at least one screening each month (excluding December) at varied locations.

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Cinema 6 - Poldark - September 27, will focus on the historical novels, the premiere of Season 4 and will have guest speakers who are local experts on the American Revolutionary War. The theme will focus on what life really would have been like for those, expected dead, to return home and find their wives remarried and their lives in true upheaval.

is a series of historical novels by Winston Graham, published from 1945 to 1953 and continued from 1973 to 2002. The series comprises 12 novels: the first seven are set in the 18th century, concluding in Christmas 1799; the remaining five are concerned with the early years of the 19th century and the lives of the descendants of the previous novels' main characters. Graham wrote the first four Poldark books during the 1940s and 1950s. Following a long hiatus, he decided to resume the series and published The Black Moon in 1973.

The main character, Ross Poldark, is a British Army officer who returns to his home in Cornwall from the American Revolutionary War to find that his fiance Elizabeth Chynoweth believed him dead and is about to marry his cousin Francis Poldark.

Boo at the Zoo - October 27. WPBS will take a leadership role at this outreach even at the NYS Living Zoo at Thompson Park on October 27. WPBS will host the most-watched PBS Kids Show, Wild Kratts Going Batty, visit the Bat Exhibit and have an educational presentation on the importance of bats to our ecosystem. Related free books will be distributed free, (one per family) and we'll also have related activities, crafts and take-home tips for children to continue exploring at home.

Great Performances: The Sound of Music - November 14. Great Performances presents the 2015 live U.K. broadcast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic starring Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp, Katherine Kelley as Baroness Schraeder, Alexander Armstrong as Max, and Maria Friedman as the Mother Abbess.

Family Night - January 18. Friday evenings are Family Night on PBS Kids 24/7 channel, available free, over the air and via streaming. In an effort to build buzz and create awareness, WPBS will host a Family Night. We will premiere Odd Squad: The Movie which focuses on using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Match) to solve mysteries will be screened. Following the screening, we'll focus on how parents can turn the TV off and turn on the adventure. We will have educators on-hand to give parenting tips on how to create simple puzzles and mysteries to get their children involved in problem solving and life skills. WPBS distributes worksheets, suggested activities, books, curriculum and hosts drawings along with theme refreshments.

Paint & Sip with Wilson Bickford - February 6 Enjoy a screening of Painting with Wilson Bicford Season 5 and stay for the optional Paint and Sip Instructional arts workshop (ticket purchase required). Tickets will be available for purchase at

Masterpiece Press - March 21. Once again, WPBS leverages a PBS National Initiative locally. Press focuses on the role of a free press in America and First Amendment Rights. This outreach initiative will focus on how to use your discernment to fact check, how to use your voice within the cultural norms and with professionalism and integrity. We will screen the program, "Press," and ask local media partners to pose discussion questions, facilitate meaningful conversations around civil discourse and discuss the role ethics plays in the media today.