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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

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
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