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Woody Allen: A Documentary

Young Woody Allen Realizes He’s Mortal

Woody describes how he turned sour at 6 when he realized he’ll vanish one day in an excerpt from Woody Allen: A Documentary. Woody Allen: A Documentary premieres nationally Sunday, November 20 from 9-11 p.m. and Monday, November 21 from 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the 25th anniversary season of […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Behind the Scenes: The Cutting Room Floor

In this mini documentary, originally produced for ITVS, see how the directors chose which scenes and storylines to cut from the final edit of the film and see footage from one of the cuts that was made. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Jamyl’s Jump

Jamyl Dobson, the actor in the production, describes how he adapted to Jones’s physically-demanding staging, as well as how his experience with voice helped the dancers approach their speaking roles. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Wardrobe

In this outtake from Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, see the dancers in their initial costume fitting with designer Liz Prince and the following critique by Bill T. Jones. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Interview: Co-directors Bob Hercules and Gordon Quinn

Co-directors Bob Hercules of Media Process Group and Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films discuss their verite approach, how they learned to shoot dance-theater, and their favorite moments from the documentary. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS […]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Interview with Pearl Jam and Director Cameron Crowe

Footage from the “Pearl Jam Twenty” Toronto International Film Festival press conference with filmmaker Cameron Crowe and Pearl Jam. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premierec nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 as part of the first PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Pearl Jam Twenty

Preview Chris Cornell on Temple of the Dog

In this excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty, Chris Cornell explains how the camaraderie and competition between Pearl Jam and his band, Soundgarden, in the 90s led to Temple of the Dog. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Interview: Bill T. Jones

Bill T. Jones discusses his creative process, the origins of the documentary Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, and how President Abraham Lincoln and related subject matter has inspired his work for Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) […]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Preview Come Together

This exclusive excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty reveals how the seminal Seattle band formed and features “Footsteps” from the original “Momma-Son” demo tape Eddie Vedder sent Stone Gossard as his audition for the band. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as […]

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

About the Film

The 90-minute film chronicles the intense creative journey of Bill T. Jones – a 2010 Kennedy Center Honors recipient and two-time Tony® Award winner for Best Choreography – as he tackles the most ambitious work of his career and leads the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in the creation of Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently […]