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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Full Film

The first documentary about the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson premiered in February 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Wilson’s birth, the 10th anniversary of his death and Black History Month.

Feb 21st, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Costume Design for August Wilson's Plays

Constanza Romero was the costume designer for many August Wilson plays, and also the playwright's widow. She shares how design came about for several plays.

Feb 19th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Behind the Scenes with James Earl Jones

See behind-the-scenes footage of film director Sam Pollard meeting with actor James Earl Jones, who won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Fences

Feb 13th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - 10-Play Cycle Scenes and Synopses

Nine of August Wilson's 10 cycle plays were mounted on Broadway, and each were nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Two won Pulitizer Prizes. Examining African-American history in the 20th century, the plays are "ultimately about love, honor, duty, betrayal," according to Wilson. Watch play scenes and learn about each in a short synopsis.

Feb 5th, 2015 | 0 comments

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Biography and Timeline

Playwright August Wilson (1945 - 2005) rose from humble beginnings to become a celebrated Broadway fixture with his 10-play cycle chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century. His awards include Tony, two Pulitzers and seven New York Drama Critics Circle Awards.

Jan 28th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Filmmaker Interview with Molly Bernstein

Seeing Ricky Jay perform led the filmmaker to learn more about sleight-of-hand and the history of magic. Bernstein and her partner eventually earned Jay's trust and began the documentary film that was more than a decade in the making.

Jan 8th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Sleight of Hand and Three-Card Monte

Watch Ricky Jay demonstrate three-card monte in his one-man show, Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants, which originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1994.

Jan 5th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Film Preview

Explore the life and legacy of the playwright some call America's Shakespeare, who chronicled the 20th-century black experience. Features James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne, Viola Davis, new dramatic readings and rare footage.

Dec 18th, 2014 | 0 comments

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Film Trailer and Synopsis

This portrait of the inimitable magician Ricky Jay delves into the mysterious world of sleight-of-hand and its small circle of eccentric devotees.

Dec 3rd, 2014 | 0 comments
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