American Masters: This is Bob Hope... presents a candid look at a remarkable life with unprecedented access to Hope’s personal archives, including writings voiced by Billy Crystal, as well as new interviews with daughter Linda Hope, Margaret Cho, Kermit the Frog, film critic/historian Leonard Maltin, Conan O’Brien, Tom Selleck, Brooke Shields, and more.
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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]