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American Ballet Theatre - Filmmaker Interview with Ric Burns

Ric Burns describes what camera techniques he used to capture the ephemeral nature of dance on film, as well as how he came to discover ballet through the process of filmmaking.

May 28th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Jascha Heifetz - Filmmaker Statement: Three Key Assets for the Documentary

Peter Rosen describes the three key assets that led him to makeJascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler: the home movies by Heifetz that Rosen discovered; Heifetz's reconstructed music studio; and the person of musician Ayke Agus, Heifetz's student, accompanist and longtime companion.

Apr 2nd, 2015 | 0 comments

Judy Garland - Top Performers Pay Tribute to Judy Garland

Top performers who also sing Judy Garland tribute concerts share what inspires them most about the legendary entertainer.

Mar 16th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Sun Records - Director Bruce Sinofsky: An In Memoriam Tribute

Bruce Sinofsky (1956 - 2015) wrote, directed and produced the two-hour American Masters documentary Good Rockin’ Tonight: The Legacy Of Sun Records (2001). In this interview he shares his reason for making the film.

Feb 24th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Filmmaker Interview with Sam Pollard

"He stands head and shoulders with Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller," says Pollard of the playwright. "People know their works and I want them to know the works of August Wilson."

Feb 18th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Music in August Wilson's Work

Learn how Kathryn Bostic scored August Wilson's plays and the film August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand; what songs Wynton Marsalis played at Wilson's funeral; and how actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson became a blues harmonica player.

Feb 12th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - Art Spiegelman and Ricky Jay in Conversation: Web Exclusive

Cartoonist and author Art Spiegelman and sleight-of-hand magician Ricky Jay share amazement and laughs at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on the occasion of the exhibition of Ricky Jay's collection of broadsides.

Jan 22nd, 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

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice - The New Yorker Profile of Ricky Jay

An in-depth profile that reveals the magician's personal history, mentors, scholarship, collections, and pet peeves.

Dec 5th, 2014 | 0 comments
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