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

JD Salinger - Shane Salerno, Filmmaker Interview

Filmmaker Shane Salerno dedicated ten years of his life to answering three questions about the elusive, yet famous writer, J.D. Salinger. In this interview with the writer and director of Salinger, find out what inspired Salerno, and what it took to find the answers.

Jan 6th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Mel Brooks - #ComedyFest Live: Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner with Judd Apatow

Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner in conversation with director and writer Judd Apatow, marking the day on which the 2000 Year Old Man joins Twitter.

Apr 29th, 2013 | 4 comments
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