The ALL ARTS broadcast channel and streaming app have plenty of arts-related shows and films to choose from — including original productions and archival content. Here’s a roundup of standout programs available to watch this week online, or on the ALL ARTS app on Roku and anywhere else you stream.
The Set List: Topaz Jones at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
In this episode of The Set List, Brooklyn-based artist Topaz Jones hypes up the crowd at BRIC’s annual outdoor summer concert series. Jones’s funk-inspired melodies meet his modern lyrics in a musical synthesis that he hopes inspires listeners to let loose and dance.
1962: History of a World Cup, Ep. 1
This drama series from Chile’s public media station tells the underdog tale of how Chile fought to host the 1962 World Cup. It required teamwork, charisma and vision to be chosen over Argentina, which was wealthier and had better infrastructure. The human-centered story focuses on the characters who made sacrifices to achieve their herculean goal.
Zuzana: Music is Life
Harpsichordist Zuzana Ruzickova recounts a life of tyranny and triumph in this documentary. After surviving the Holocaust, she refused to join the Czech Communist Party, and she gives credit to Bach and a hundred miracles for her survival. Despite constant persecution, Zuzana became the only person in the world to record all the keyboard works of Bach.
Borgen: Men Who Love Women, Ep. 5
In episode 5 of the Danish political drama, Birgitte attempts to mandate gender equity in business leadership positions across Denmark. When she and her Minister of Economic Affairs introduce a historic gender bill, they face backlash from the media and from the country’s most powerful businessman.
The Perfect American
At the age of 75, Philip Glass composed the opera “The Perfect American” for the Teatro Real in Madrid. Based on a novel about Walt Disney, it examines the particularly American mythologizing of the man and his time. Glass describes the opera not as a portrait but “a journey poetic and tragic” through the final years of a deeply flawed and complicated artist.