Screenings & Showings: December 2016

Go beyond the broadcast and join the American Masters community in person! Whether it’s a theatrical screening or a gallery showing, your favorite documentaries can come to life right in your neighborhood. Here are a few upcoming opportunities to join the conversation in November: SCREENINGS Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Friday, Dec. 2 | […]

Feast It Forward Provides Major Funding for “Chefs Flight” in May 2017

Feast it Forward™ has provided major funding for an American Masters “Chefs Flight,” four documentaries on iconic chefs James Beard, Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, and Alice Waters. The documentaries will premiere May 2017 on PBS as part of the series’ 31st season. New documentaries American Masters – James Beard: America’s First Foodie and American Masters: Jacques […]

American Masters Tribute at the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival

The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, or H2FF, will present an American Masters tribute this year, featuring a reception with series founder Susan Lacy and current series producer Michael Kantor. “Profiling Artists and Visionaries for 30 Years,” American Masters will highlight two upcoming films on Friday, Dec. 2 at the festival. A screening of Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who […]

WNYC’s “The Takeaway” Discusses “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter defeats, so we can know who the hell we are.” Maya Angelou’s powerful words introduce her personality and her work in the new American Masters documentary, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. John Hockenberry recently spoke with […]

Thankful for American Masters

Thanksgiving is a time to remember how lucky we are – and here at American Masters, we are the luckiest. We’re surrounded by the most powerful and insightful masters of our generation. Whether they share words of wisdom or simply funny and intimate moments, we wanted to express how thankful we are for these visionaries and their candor. […]

Screenings & Showings: November 2016

Go beyond the broadcast and join the American Masters community in person! Whether it’s a theatrical screening or a gallery showing, your favorite documentaries can come to life right in your neighborhood. Here are a few upcoming opportunities to join the conversation in November: SCREENINGS Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Sunday, Nov. 6 | […]

American Masters Pictures: “By Sidney Lumet” Premiere

Come to the Lincoln Plaza Cinema for the Premiere of American Masters Pictures: By Sidney Lumet. With candor, humor and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being. The documentary features clips from Lumet’s films – 44 films made in 50 years – including Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, 12 […]

Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch Completed Today in 1965

One of Eero Saarinen’s most iconic designs, the Gateway Arch, was completed today, October 28, in 1965. While the arch’s sleek design is unforgettable, the story behind the towering, graceful 630-foot structure is less known. The Gateway Arch’s design came out of an architectural competition in 1947-48 that both Eero and his father, Eliel – an […]

Interview with Norman Lear

Earlier this year we had the opportunity to sit down with Norman Lear, revered pioneer of television, and feature of the upcoming American Masters documentary “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,” which premieres on air tomorrow night, Tuesday, at 9 p.m. Learn more about the film here, and be sure to tune in. You can check […]

Pearl Jam and Joan Baez Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Joan Baez and Pearl Jam, both featured as American Masters, have been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Baez, famous for her activism, powerful contributions to folk music, and for her support of both the civil rights and anti-war movements, was recently featured in the American Masters Podcast. Check out the full […]