Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Interview with Film Director Pratibha Parmar

Pratibha Parmar is the writer, director and producer of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. This first film biography about writer and activist Alice Walker tells Walker’s dramatic life story with poetry and lyricism. Watch Interview with Pratibha Parmar Parmar was drawn to the “incredibly compelling life” of Walker, who was born and raised on a […]

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

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

Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – Jan. 27, 2014) helped introduce America to its own musical heritage, devoting his life to using the power of song as a force for social change. Standing strong for deeply-held beliefs, Seeger went from the top of the pop charts to the top of the blacklist and was banned […]


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. The director’s cut of Salinger, with 15 minutes of new material, […]

Philip Roth: Unmasked

Film Comment: William Karel, Co-Writer & Co-Director

An interview with Philip Roth: Unmasked co-writer and co-director William Karel, a French film director and author known for his historical and political documentaries, including Dark Side of the Moon, Looking for Nicolas Sarkozy, The World According to Bush, 1929, Poison d’avril, La fille du juge.

Inventing David Geffen

Film Comment: Susan Lacy on David Geffen

Susan Lacy, creator and executive producer of American Masters, explains the drive behind telling David Geffen’s story, as well as the obstacles of capturing the life of a behind the scenes man. Lacy also takes time to answer viewers’ questions about the film.

Philip Roth: Unmasked

Film Comment: Livia Manera, Co-Writer & Co-Director

An interview with co-writer and co-director Livia Manera, an Italian literary journalist and contributing editor to the literary pages of the leading Italian daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera.

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

Podcast: Joffrey Mavericks

It’s American Masters radio: the other AM, on the podcast dial.

To expand the story beyond what could be included in the film, the producers of Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance started this audio interview series to record the many stories and perspectives from the people who were associated with the Joffrey Ballet over its 56 year history.

Listen to the interviews and go deeper into the history of the company.