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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July Milestones

Written by Kirk Baird

Amelia Earhart

This month marks the 75th anniversary of celebrated pilot Amelia Earhart’s mysterious disappearance during her attempt to circumnavigate the world. There have been numerous attempts to determine her fate, including a new expedition by researchers. Here are some film and documentary options to learn more about Earhart and her amazing feats in the air.

The Extraordinary Life of Amelia Earhart (2010)
Amelia (2010)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Amelia Earhart — Queen of the Air (2009)
Where's Amelia Earhart? (2009)
Biographies of Famous People — Amelia Earhart (2005)
For younger viewers:
Amelia Earhart (part of the Great Americans for Children series) (2003)

Andy Warhol—Pop Art Milestone

Fifty years ago this month, Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition was featured at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. To help celebrate this milestone in the pop art movement, check out these fascinating documentaries examining the life of one of the great artists of the 20th century.

Andy Warhol (in German) (2009)
Andy Warhol (part of the American Masters series) (2006)
Artists of the 20th Century: Andy Warhol (2004)
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990)
And for younger viewers:
Getting to Know — Andy Warhol (2006)
Dropping in on Andy Warhol (2006)

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