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 […]
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 […]
The new American Masters Pictures documentary "Itzhak" world premieres at the 25th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) as the festival’s opening night film on Thursday, October 5, at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York. Itzhak Perlman, an East End resident, will be in attendance.
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 […]
[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. […]
On March 11, 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway and changed the face of American theater forever. Depicting the limitations of the American dream through the lives of a black family on Chicago’s South Side, the play’s richly drawn characters and unprecedented subject matter attracted record crowds and earned it the coveted top prize from the New York Drama Critics’ […]
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.
Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast, “Revolutionary Writers,” features new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, Reductress), and includes 10 episodes that look at the artists that challenge and shape our thoughts through the power of the written word: playwrights, comedy writers, horror writers, songwriters and poets. […]
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) screening dates are available here. American Masters Pictures’ Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart will also have its world premiere at TIFF. Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress […]
THIRTEEN’s American Masters Series, Major League Baseball, David Ortiz’ Big Papi Productions, Nick Davis Productions, and Albert M. Tapper co-producing documentary about baseball hall of famer Ted Williams for PBS