Black History Month: Fats Domino and B.B. King

Black History Month: Fats Domino and B.B. King

American Masters is proud to present the broadcast premieres of B.B. King: The Life of Riley and Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock N' Roll during Black History Month this February. The iconic musicians B.B. King and Fats Domino define the very genres of music invented in America --- the blues and rock n' roll, respectively.

Theatrical Release of Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

Theatrical Release of <em>Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You</em>

On January 29, PBS and American Masters Pictures announced at the Sundance Film Festival that they have sold Theatrical rights to Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, to Music Box Films. The highly visual and dynamic film is the definitive chronicle of Lear’s storied career and premiered […]

Announcing American Masters Pictures

Announcing American Masters Pictures

Announced today at the Sundance Film Festival: The new theatrical imprint for documentaries, American Masters Pictures, will be co-produced by the American Masters series, executive produced by Michael Kantor. The first three films under the banner have their world premieres at Sundance: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You; Louis Black and Karen Bernstein’s Richard Linklater – Dream is Destiny; […]

David Bowie: In Memoriam

David Bowie: In Memoriam

In this never-before-seen interview made for Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998), David Bowie speaks with filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders about working with Lou Reed, their respective literary influences, writing lyrics, and what New York City means to Bowie. In a tribute statement, the filmmaker also shares how Bowie influenced Reed.

Loretta Lynn — American Master in 2016 — to Release New Album “Full Circle”

Loretta Lynn — American Master in 2016 — to Release New Album “Full Circle”

Loretta Lynn's first new studio album in over ten years, Full Circle, will be released on March 4, 2016, the same day as the premiere of AMERICAN MASTERS Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. The album featuring a duet with Willie Nelson and guest vocals by Elvis Costello was produced by Patsy Lynn Russell (Lynn's daughter) and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash […]