One Life to Live
65 million years ago the Chicxulub meteor collided with the earth and erased 75% of all living species. Tonight, Ted and Maureen receive a phone call that their daughter has been hit by a car. These two tragedies begin to intertwine. Ted and Maureen are about to rediscover the power of fate. Written and directed by Malona Voigt. Chicxulub is based on the New Yorker magazine short story by T.C. Boyle. Principal cast: Joel Swetow and Susan Tierney.
To learn more about the movie and to read the short story visit chicxulubmovie.com.
To watch an interview with the filmmaker visit youtube.com.
To learn more about the author T.C. Boyle visit tcboyle.com.
Manon on the Asphalt
What will flash before your eyes at the end of your life? It's a lovely spring day and Manon is on her way to a rendezvous with her boyfriend until an unexpected bump in the road has her seeing life from an entirely different perspective. As everyone gathers around the accident, Manon's thoughts wander. It must be easy to die in Paris in the springtime. Written and directed by Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont. This 2009 Academy Award nominee won top prize at the Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival in 2008. Principal cast: Aude Leger, Bastien Ehouzan, Yves Lecoz, Edouard Raix and Michele Leger.
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Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.