Slant, inspired by an Emily Dickinson poem, tells the story of a college professor in his early 50s, looking for connection long after the loss of his partner to AIDS.
From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle, the Slanted Screen examines the portrayal Asian men in film and television, and how new filmmakers are now re-defining age-old stereotypes.
Host Ted Husing provides his slant on three different sports. The first is cricket. The main action takes place on what is called the pitch, which is the playing field. The bowler tries to knock the bales off the wickets with the ball, while the batter tries to prevent that by hitting the ball. The fielders - called the longs and the shorts - can also try to knock off the bales. The batting team can score by the batter hitting the ball and running the length of the pitch to the opposite crease without being dismissed. The second is sailing. Husing follows the sailing boat, the Fifi, as it competes in a regatta on Long Island Sound. It ends up being an exciting and difficult race because of the high winds. The third is polo. The game, which entails players mounted on horse, trying to score by hitting a ball with a mallet into the opposing team's goal. Husing follows a match on International Field in Westbury...