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The New Yorker Presents 1 Season

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Season 1
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From award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, Amazon Prime Video presents a groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to the screen with documentaries, short narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons from the hands of acclaimed filmmakers and artists. Produced by Jigsaw Productions and Cond Nast Entertainment.

Starring:
Farley Katz, Roz Chast

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Season 1
1. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 1

Filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear) tells how the FBI could have prevented the 9/11 attacks - if it weren't for the CIA. LE CAF de BALZAC: Paul Giamatti plays 19th-century French author Honore de Balzac, who drank 50 cups of coffee each day. UNREALITY STAR: Patients with "The Truman Show delusion" believe their lives are being watched on TV. CARTOON by Roz Chast

TV-MA CC Runtime: 34 minutes Release date: February 15, 2016
2. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 2

THE RIDE OF THEIR LIVES: Filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams) profiles two young people in the world's most dangerous sport - bull riding. BLACK BODIES IN MOTION AND IN PAIN: Writer Edwidge Danticat looks at racist violence in America through art. THE DEATH AND LIFE OF ATLANTIC CITY: Writer Nick Paumgarten on the closure of the Revel casino. CARTOONS by Roz Chast and Liana Finck.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: February 15, 2016
3. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 3

WHAT'S MOTIVATING HAYES: Filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) profiles biologist Tyrone Hayes. When a pesticide manufacturer hired Hayes to test the effects of their product on frogs, Hayes discovered shocking results. A SKETCH starring Alan Cumming and Brett Gelman. A CONVERSATION with artist Marina Abramovic. A POEM written by Matthew Dickman. CARTOONS by Emily Flake.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 15, 2015
4. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 4

THE MAN WITHOUT A MASK: Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda; Life, Animated) profiles Cassandro, the flamboyant gay star of Mexican wrestling. SYMBOLS AND FACTS: GUNS, CARS, AND AMERICA: An essay by Adam Gopnik. BRAZENHEAD, C'EST MOI: Michael Seidenberg operated a secret bookstore in a Manhattan apartment...until he got an eviction notice. CARTOONS by Roz Chast and Farley Katz.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 29 minutes Release date: February 22, 2016
5. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 5

WOLVESMOUTH: Filmmaker Lucy Walker (The Crash Reel) profiles renegade chef Craig Thornton. THE FRIED CHICKEN KING OF HARLEM: Chef Charles Gabriel is an uptown institution. COUPLE'S FIRST DINNER PARTY, SERVES SIX: Director Janicza Bravo gives us the recipe for a dinner gone wrong. REINCARNATION: A poem by Ellen Bass. CARTOONS by Roz Chast & Benjamin Schwartz.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 29 minutes Release date: February 22, 2016
6. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 6

ROY SPIVEY: An ordinary woman meets a movie star during an airplane flight. Adapted from a short story by Miranda July; starring Murray Bartlett and Allison Price. LA GLOWS: Writer Lawrence Weschler explores the unique light of Los Angeles. THE CAGING OF AMERICA: Writer Adam Gopnik takes on the epidemic of mass incarceration in the United States. CARTOON by Liana Finck.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: February 29, 2016
7. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 7

LONE STAR NURSE: Filmmaker Dawn Porter (Gideon's Army; Trapped) follows a dedicated nurse working with some of the poorest families in America. AVANT GARDENER: Acclaimed singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has a photography show. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SPACE: Architect Craig Dykers is redesigning a notoriously dysfunctional location - Times Square. CARTOONS by Liana Finck and Farley Katz.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 27 minutes Release date: February 29, 2016
8. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 8

THE HELL RAISER: Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Celluloid Closet) profile apostate preacher Rob Bell. EUREKA! WITH BASIL TWIST: Meet genius puppeteer Basil Twist. FRIEND OF BILL: When you least expect it, Bill Murray may appear to you. LAST SESSION: Charles Grodin and John Turturro play a therapist and a patient who wants to end therapy. CARTOONS by Liana Finck and Farley Katz.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 31 minutes Release date: March 7, 2016
9. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 9

THE SILVER THIEF: Filmmakers Chapman Way and Maclain Way (The Battered Bastards of Baseball) profile master thief Blane Nordahl. UP AND THEN DOWN: Writer Nick Paumgarten explains why life as we know it depends on elevators. TOM OF FINLAND: The artist called Tom of Finland changed the image of gay men forever. Is his work porn, or is it art? CARTOONS by Farley Katz and Benjamin Schwartz.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 31 minutes Release date: March 7, 2016
10. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 10

THE CYCLIST (EL CICLISTA): Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) learns about Cuba by becoming a perp there. SNOOPS: Welcome to the monthly dinner of the Society of Professional Investigators. THE BREATH OF THE WORLD: Pulitzer-winning composer John Luther Adams moved from Alaska to New York, but his music still reflects his original surroundings. CARTOONS by Farley Katz and Benjamin Schwartz.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 29 minutes Release date: March 14, 2016
11. The New Yorker Presents - Episode 11

PROTECT AND SERVE: Filmmaker Jesse Moss (The Overnighters) examines the Albuquerque Police Department, which has killed 28 civilians since 2010. WHO'S YOUR DADDY: Meet Kenny Burck, the proud father of The Naked Cowboy. NEVER ALONE: The Iupiat tribe needed a way to preserve their culture and language. So they created a video game. CARTOON by Benjamin Schwartz.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 31 minutes Release date: March 14, 2016
Bonus: The New Yorker Presents Season 1 - Official Trailer

From award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, Amazon Prime Video presents a groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to the screen with documentaries, short narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons from the hands of acclaimed filmmakers and artists. Produced by Jigsaw Productions and Cond Nast Entertainment.

CC Runtime: 2 minutes Release date: January 11, 2016

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With all of the ridiculousness and nonsense on TV today, this show makes me feel as if I'm being linked to a real part of the world. I really hope Amazon is able to continue with The New Yorker because its one of the best I've seen in a long time. From funny to serious, it documents some extremely interesting people and information.
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The New Yorker Presents is filled with witty humor, critical thinking, thoughtful art, and moving poetry. I truly hope this series endures through the gauntlet of reviews because I've never seen a docu-series quite like it. Where else would you see a short film with Alan Cumming as God or a documentary on biologist challenging Syngenta, a powerful pesticide corporation, within a 25 minute time-frame? Now, just like any docu-series or documentary, there are obvious biases (for example, the short documentary on the biologist Tyrone Hayes vs. Syngenta), but so what? Even if you disagree, keep an open mind and you may learn something. I haven't even told you about the segment with Marina Abramović....
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Highly intelligent documentary shorts that are poignant and thought provoking. Looking forward to more!
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What a great show! I really enjoyed learning about new things. I've always considered performance art kind of pretentious, but my mind was changed seeing the segment on Maria Abramovic, and I also really enjoyed the piece about the scientist Tyrone Hayes and his research about pesticides. I haven't seen poetry performed since college - what a great reading! And I loved the comics (which are the only parts of The New Yorker magazine that I read) drawn to life. This is a wonderful show - very smart but not pretentious. I want to see more!
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I have never written a review (or "blurb" if you will) on Amazon before. However, when I saw the docu-series "The New Yorker Presents" available on Amazon, not only was I instantly compelled to watch, but immediately felt moved to respond and promote it as soon as it concluded. The New Yorker is a wonderful magazine that focuses on reflective and pensive news reporting as well as visual, literary, and performing arts. Plus they have cartoons. This docu-series is a fantastic adaptation from print to video, carrying the thoughtfulness of the original magazine carefully into the realms of time-based film and animation storytelling.

Highly recommended.
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The New Yorker magazine has long been a favorite of mine because of their excellent reporting and coverage of stories too complex for mass-market journalism. This video shows good promise for an interesting curated blend of "60 minutes" and a well-done podcast. I hope we can see more.

The cartoons were a very nice treat and a great way to "buffer" the different segments.
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Wow! What an experience for a southern girl with no knowledge or exposure to these artists. I call them all artists because even the Doctor sings a song of wake up America. The New Yorker in Technicolor. What a novel idea. I love it.
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By Jay on January 15, 2015
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This is amazing. please please please continue with it.
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