Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues morphed into rock and roll, appealing to black and white audiences alike. The film tells the story of his journey from a poor childhood in the Lower Ninth Ward to a key figure in rock ‘n’ roll, using vintage performances of Domino and his band interwoven with reminiscences of fellow architects of rock ‘n’ roll.
Delve into the hit singer-songwriter’s life and career from 1960s New York to the music mecca of 1970s Los Angeles to the present. King joins collaborators and family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances and photos complete the tapestry.
King’s story of struggle and triumph, with original interviews with the blues guitarist himself, as well as Bono, George Benson, Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, Johnny Winter and more.
Winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, four Emmys, nine Tonys, three BAFTAs and many other awards, director, actor, writer, producer and comedian Mike Nichols was an artistic trailblazer. As the comedy duo Nichols and May, Nichols and his partner Elaine May revolutionized comedy in the late 1950s.
American Masters teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of the ballet company’s 75th anniversary.
American Masters: The Women’s List focuses on 15 individuals’ exceptional achievements, struggles and identities. All trailblazers in their respective fields, these women share their experiences struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard and their influence felt. Toni Morrison opens the film with a reading of an introduction she wrote specifically for The Women’s List.