Insight: Catholic Television
from The Twilight Zone
Archival Program by
Jeff Martin & Mark Quigley
Friday, November 7th at 8:00 pm, $7-10
Mark Quigley of the UCLA Film & Television Archive and Independent Archivist Jeff Martin bring another rare and insightful TV program to The Nightingale!
Created, produced, and hosted by Paulist priest Father Ellwood E. Kieser, the landmark anthology television series “Insight” debuted in the 1960-61 season and aired nationally in syndication for well over two decades. Top Hollywood artists such as Rod Serling, Ida Lupino, Bob Newhart, Patty Duke, William Peter Blatty, Michael Crichton and Martin Sheen contributed their talents to the series, drawn by the show’s reputation for stretching the creative boundaries of television. With a “Twilight Zone”-esque tone, “Insight” (produced on 2″ videotape) received critical acclaim and won numerous Emmy Awards for addressing difficult social issues and humanist themes, often with black humor or stark realism. But like many non-network television programs of the time, “Insight,” is no longer broadcast and has faded from memory, a relic of another time. This screening will be a rare opportunity to experience truly genre-defying television.
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