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What to Watch While We're Stuck Inside PDF Print Email

By Linda Schapiro

Editor's Note: This list was put together by Linda Schapiro for It is reprinted with Linda's permission and the permission of We are grateful that they are sharing this with readers. 

Apr. 8, 2020:  Social distancing gives everyone time to catch up on all the great home entertainment that we don’t usually have time to watch.

Here’s a list of documentaries, television mini-series and movies, all recommended by Linda Schapiro with recommendations from Nancy Adler, Wendy Cohen, Peggy DaSilva, Beth Ehrich, Anne Ellman, Gary Simon, Lisa Rodman, Joanne Wallenstein, Mindy White, and Flo Wiener.

You can click on each blue headline to watch the trailor for the movie.


The Biggest Little Farm (Hulu or most other services for rent or to buy).

Everything Is Copy (HBO)

Get Me Roger Stone (Netflix)

Mike Wallace Is Here (Hulu or most other services for rent or to buy)

Hummus! The Movie (PrimeVideo)

Period. End of Sentence. (Netflix)

A Fine Line (Not available yet)

Above and Beyond (PrimeVideo).

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (PrimeVideo)

Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (PBS)

Amazing Pigs (Smithsonian Channel)

Between the Shades (Documentary, iTunes)

Tea with the Dames (IFC Films)

306 Hollywood (Prime Video or Apple)

78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene 

Gasland (Amazon or Apple to rent, Part II can be streamed on HBO)

Exit Through the Gift Shop (Available on most services to rent or buy)

Inside Job (Available on most services to rent or buy) (2011 Oscar for Best Documentary)

Waste Land (Apple)

Walking on Water (Available on most services to rent or buy)

Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (Available on most services to rent or buy)

One Child Nation (Prime Video)

American Factory (Netflix) (Winner of the 2020 Oscar for Best Documentary)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Netflix or PrimeVideo)

AMY (Netflix)

Quincy (Netflix)

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (Available on most services to rent or buy)

Obit (PrimeVideo)

Leaving Neverland, Parts 1 & 2 (HBO)

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO)

Free Solo (Nat Geo TV or PrimeVideo)

RBG (Hulu or most other services for rent or to buy)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (HBO)

Apollo 11 (CNN) (Premiered in Imax theaters on March 1, 2019 and expanded to wider release March 8, 2019)

Bill Cunningham New York (Prime Video or Hulu)

The Times of Bill Cunningham (Not available to stream yet).

Rosenwald (Not available to stream yet)

The Spy Behind Home Plate (Not available to stream yet)

Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (Not available to stream yet)9.

Advocate (Not available to stream yet)

Docudramas/Based on True Events:

Chernobyl (HBO) (Mini series)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Spy (Netflix) (Mini series).

The Report (PrimeVideo)

Victoria (PBS or PrimeVideo)

Judy (Available on most services to rent or buy)

Mrs. Wilson (PBS)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Netflix)

The Durrells in Corfu (PBS)

Brexit (HBO)

The Loudest Voice (Showtime or most other services to buy)

Bombshell (Available on most services to rent or buy)

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lesson Learned from a Mythical Man (Netflix)

Bag of Marbles (iTunes or PrimeVideo)

Our Boys (HBO)

Modern Love (Prime Video)

Narcos (Netflix)

Unbelievable (Netflix)


The Plot Against America (HBO) 

Scott & Bailey (PrimeVideo or Hulu)

Vera (BBC, Hulu, or PrimeVideo)

Wallander (PrimeVideo, PBS)

Happy Valley (Netflix)

Grandchester (PBS)

Bodyguard (Netflix)

Inspector Lewis (PBS)

Inspector Morse (PrimeVideo)

Endeavor (PBS)

Bosch (PrimeVideo)

Fauda (Netflix)

True Detective (HBO)

Prime Suspect (BritBox)

Prime Suspect - Tennison (PBS)

Foyle’s War (Acorn)

DCI Banks (PrimeVideo or Hulu)

The Tunnel (PBS, AppleTV)

Killing Eve (BBCAmerica or Hulu)

Unforgotten (PBS)

Mind Hunter (Netflix)

Luther (Netflix or BBCAmerica)

Catastrophe (PrimeVideo)

Fleabag (PrimeVideo)

Call the Midwife (PBS, Netflix)

Doc Martin (Hulu)

Father Brown (Netflix)

Broadchurch (Netflix)

Gracepoint (PrimeVideo)

Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Midsomer Murders (PrimeVideo, Netflix)

Schitt’s Creek (Seasons 1-4 on Netflix, Season 5 on POP thru iTunes)

Dough (iTunes or Prime Video)

Howard’s End (PrimeVideo)

Sanditon (PBS Masterpiece or PrimeVideo)

Insecure (HBO or Hulu or most other services to rent)

Nailed It (Netflix)

The Baker and the Beauty (PrimeVideo - English Subtitled)

99 Homes (PrimeVideo - actually recommended by Beth Ehrich)

Last Tango in Halifax (PBS)

Shtisel (Netflix - English Subtitled)

Succession (HBO)

Outlander (Starz 5 seasons, Netflix 3 seasons or most other services to buy)

Younger (Hulu or most other services for rent or to buy)

Apple Tree Yard (BBC One or rent on PrimeVideo)

Babel (PrimeVideo)

Shetland (PrimeVideo)

What Happens Next (PrimeVideo)

Babylon Berlin (Netflix - 3 seasons)

A Place to Call Home (Acorn TV, PrimeVideo or Apple to buy)

Call my Agent (Netflix)

The Stranger (Netflix)

Sunshine (PrimeVideo for rent)

The Weissensee Saga (PrimeVideo)

A French Village (Hulu)

The Song of Names (Not available to stream yet)

Other Resources




Kenneth Turan's Favorite Movies

The American Scholar on Detective Shows

HBO Documentaries

PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channels

Oscars from 1927 To 2020


Photo: Shutterstock

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

This Will Put a Smile on Your Face PDF Print Email


By Staff

Mar. 26, 2020:  Need a Lift?  Listen to "What the World Needs Now is Love" sung virtually by Berklee Music School students.

Click on the link and then on the photo within the article.


Two Young Musicians from Italy That Will Put a Smile on Your Face PDF Print Email


By S. Clifford

Mar. 25, 2020:  This video of two young musicians playing a lively piece of music while under quarantine in Italy was shared with me last week. It put a smile on my face. 

I hope it does the same for you.  Click on the link below to YouTube and watch, listen and enjoy.

Mirko E. Valerio Vionlinisti Little Band (note: you will see a short ad first)


Photo: Shutterstock

Leap Into March Arts Festival in Bronxville Thursday, February 27 - Saturday, February 29 PDF Print Email


By Staff

Feb. 26, 2020: There will be a special Leap into March Arts Festival in Bronxville from Thursday, February 27 to Saturday, February 29.  

The Festival will include special events each day.

Thursday, February 27, at 6:30, there is an Open Mic Night at the Bronxville Public Library. The evening is hosted by the Bronxville High School Arts Society and will include live performances by student musicians.

Friday, February 28, at 5:30, there is a Gallery Night Opening Reception at the pop up shop next to Dobbs & Bishop. On display will be artwork by Bronxville School student artists.

Saturday, February 29, from 10 am - 12 noon, there is a "B" Creative Workshop at Art Scavenger Hunt at the pop up shop next to Dobbs & Bishop. Participants will work with Osilas Art Studio students and instructors to create a Bronco B mural. When you are done decorating your "B" go on an art scavenger hunt.

This event is brought to you by the Bronxville School, the Bronxville High School Arts Society, the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Bronxville Public Library, and the OSilas Gallery, Concordia College.

 Photo courtesy Bronxville PTA

Bronxville School Students Selected to Perform With All-County Band, Orchestra and Chorus PDF Print Email


By Michael Ganci, Syntax for The Bronxville School

Feb. 19, 2020: A group of talented Bronxville School singers and instrumentalists have been selected to perform for All-County music ensembles by the prestigious Westchester County School Music Association for its 2020 festival concerts.

Members of the Elementary All-County Chorus will include fifth graders Jackson Fino (alto), Oliver Goulden (soprano), Charlotte Haller (soprano) and Josie Leddy (alto) and sixth graders Grayson Curran (alto), Anabella Davis (soprano), Katie Fezza (alto) and Peyton Gallo (soprano). Seventh graders Nora Eddib (soprano), Catalina Gallipoli (soprano), Mollie Macfadyen (alto), and Lena Vermette (alto), eighth grader Roman Rosenberg (tenor/baritone) and freshman Jake Berman (tenor/baritone) were selected to perform with the Intermediate All-County Chorus.  

Fifth graders Henry Scholes (euphonium) and Sean Spillane (tuba) and sixth grader Masha Lekovic (flute) were selected to participate in the Elementary All-County Band. Seventh graders Bruno Kahraman (trombone) and Max Stein (oboe) and ninth grader Aidan McBride (French horn) were selected to participate in the Intermediate All-County Band

Fifth graders Abigail Fong (violin), Maya Mincak (viola), Elizabeth Reidy (string bass), and Ava Toolan (violin) and fourth grader Ainslea Hong (cello) will perform with the Elementary All-County Orchestra. 

Sixth grader Sam Bright (double bass) and seventh graders Aidan Gegenwarth (violin) and Sophia Ikiri (violin) will perform with the Junior All-County Orchestra.

Eighth graders Madeline Lescott (viola) and Ria Mueller (cello) will perform with the Intermediate All-County Orchestra. 

“Earning a place in the All-County music ensembles requires hours of practice, musical skill, and the courage and discipline to pursue a challenging goal,” said Denise Lutter, the orchestra director and performing arts department curriculum leader. “The music faculty is very proud of the young musicians who met the challenge, and we look forward to hearing their concerts.” 

The Elementary and Intermediate All-County Chorus concerts will take place on Saturday, March 7, at 4 p.m. The Elementary, Junior, and Intermediate All-County Orchestra concerts will take place on Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m. The Elementary and Intermediate All-County Band concerts will take place on Sunday, March 8, at 11 a.m. All concerts will take place at SUNY Purchase.

Pictured in rotation:  Bronxville students who will perform in the All-County Orchestra & All-County Band and All-County Chorus

Photos courtesy of the Bronxville Union Free School District 

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

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