I.M. Pei has completed numerous buildings in the last 60 years aggregating an astounding body of international work. You may have set foot in one of his masterpieces without knowing it.
Executive Producer and Producer and Eugene B. Shirley, Jr. talks about the making of his thirteenth film with WNET.ORG. IHe discusses how he initially became interested in the work of I. M. Pei, the multiple trips to China needed to realize the film, and the unique challenges of long term documentary projects.
Anne Makepeace, who previously worked with American Masters as writer/producer/director of Robert Capa: In Love and War as well as Edward Curtis: Coming to Light, answers questions about the making-of I.M. Pei: Building China Modern. In this interview she talks about the challenges of filming in China, her creative process when interviewing subjects and documenting […]
Actor (and narrator of Sam Cooke: Crossing Over) Danny Glover discusses the first time he heard Sam Cooke’s music, the social context in which Sam released his records, and the collective journey on which Sam’s music takes us. Interview conducted by John Antonelli
Avon Kirkland, Executive Producer of Sam Cooke: Crossing Over, explains the impact and importance of the legendary singer. Interview conducted by John Antonelli
D. Channsin Berry, Co-Producer of Sam Cooke: Crossing Over, discusses his motivation for making a documentary about “the man who invented soul.” Interview conducted by John Antonelli
The following essay comes from Specialty Records’ 1991 collection, “Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers,” currently available through Concord Music Group. Sam Cooke has arguably been the most influential singer of the past four decades. Today, 26 years after his tragic death, elements of his unique style continue to reverberate through pop, soul, gospel, reggae, […]