Screenings & Showings: December 2017

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 December:

“Inspiring Woman” is Positively Charged at Preview Screening & Panel Event

On November 7, 2017, American Masters held a preview event for its inaugural web series, Inspiring Woman at Electropositive, a co-working space that focuses on social innovation and impact. The evening included a panel discussion with three women featured: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the visual artist behind the street art campaign “Stop Telling Women to Smile;” Rakia Reynolds, founder and CEO of Skai Blue Media; and Sara […]

“American Masters” Launches Inaugural Web Series “Inspiring Woman”

Today is the series premiere of Inspiring Woman, the first web series by American Masters. In Inspiring Woman, six innovators tell their own stories and explain how they’re changing their respective industries: podcast host Tracy Clayton, Chef Angie Mar, JavaScript developer Sara Chipps, web-cam performance artist Molly Soda, entrepreneur Rakia Reynolds, and visual artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. “Our digital platforms give us a chance to spotlight […]

Screenings & Showings: November 2017

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: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me Saturday, November 5 | 1:20 […]

Three American Masters Pictures Films Selected for DOC NYC Film Festival

When the largest documentary film festival in the U.S. kicks off in November, three American Masters Pictures productions will be among the 200-plus films showcased. All New York City premieres, these films about violinist Itzhak Perlman, entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., and playwright Lorraine Hansberry are all funded in part by the National Endowment for the […]

American Masters Pictures Co-Producing Oliver Sacks Documentary

Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, Steeplechase Films, American Masters Pictures, Motto Pictures, Passion Pictures and Tangled Bank Studios are producing the feature documentary Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, which reveals the profoundly moving life and work of the world-renowned neurologist, clinician and author, who was described by The New York Times as the “poet laureate […]

Screenings & Showings: October 2017

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 October: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Saturday, October 21 | 7:30 p.m. AMC […]

Five Surprising Facts About Billie Jean King

[Editor’s Note: The following post is part of American Masters’ #InspiringWomanPBS campaign, which highlights the powerful, creative, and innovative women in our lives. Visit the Inspiring Woman page to join the campaign and submit the story of a woman who inspires you.] 1) As a child, she wanted to grow up to be a preacher. […]