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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

The Boomer List - Filmmaker Interview with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

The director of The Boomer List describes the challenges of the latest film in his "list series," which he calls "portraiture come to life."

Sep 16th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Dorothea Lange - Director Dyanna Taylor on Making the Film

See Dyanna Taylor at work on the American Masters documentary, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, which she directed, produced, wrote and narrated.

Aug 18th, 2014 | 0 comments

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George Plimpton - Collaborative Filmmaking with Two Directors

Luke Poling and Tom Bean talk about collaborative documentary filmmaking, from archival research to editing. Poling and Bean are co-directors, co-writers and co-producers of Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself.

Apr 10th, 2014 | 0 comments

A Fierce Green Fire - How to Make a Film on the Environment

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell shares the process and struggles of making his environmental film, A Fierce Green Fire, which documents the environmental movement of the 20th century.

Mar 25th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Alice Walker - Interview with Film Director Pratibha Parmar

Parmar talks about Walker's literary canon, the challenge of visual storytelling when the topic is literature, and what Parmar wanted to achieve, both artistically and as a record of Walker's contributions to women's history.

Feb 6th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Pete Seeger - In Memoriam. Exclusive Clips and Interviews from The Power of Song (2008).

In memoriam: Pete Seeger (1919 - 2014), an American Master. Watch archival footage of Seeger performing and exclusive interviews with Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Natalie Maines. American Masters Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2008) will be rebroadcast on PBS starting starting January 30, 2014. Check local listings.

Jan 28th, 2014 | 4 comments
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