documentary

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Interview with filmmaker Gail Levin

Levin discusses what it was like working with the legendary Jeff Bridges for American Masters’ Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides, an actor whose appeal, she points out, spans the generations. “I was surprised to learn that what seems to be an easygoing guy is kind of a guy who frets a bit. He appears to be so easy and “dude-ish” in a way, but he’s not that laid back. He’s not uptight, be he’s intense and he thinks about things…”

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Full Episode

American Masters congratulates Morgan Neville, director of the 2011 American Masters film Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, for winning the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for 20 Feet from Stardom. Watch the full 90-minute documentary Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, below. The […]

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Interview with filmmaker Morgan Neville

Neville discusses his editing process and the relationship it has to the way he makes a mix-tape; elements of the film that serve as a ode to Los Angeles; and more.

John Muir in the New World

About the Documentary Film

This documentary delves into John Muir’s life with reenactments throughout the majestic landscapes he visited: Wisconsin, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, the Alhambra Valley of California, and the glaciers of Alaska. This Scottish American is remembered as the father of the environmental movement. John Muir in the New World airs nationally Monday, April 18 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

About the Film

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Carole King’s landmark album Tapestry and signature song “You’ve Got a Friend,” a Grammy®-winner for both King and James Taylor, whose friendship and performance legacy was cemented at Doug Weston’s famed West Hollywood club the Troubadour. American Masters continues its 25th anniversary season with Troubadours: Carole King / […]

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Full Episode

Watch the full documentary of actor Jeff Bridges who is called “the most natural and least self-conscious screen actor that has ever lived.”

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Jeff Bridges answers a question from Facebook

Jeff Bridges is the subject of an American Masters documentary (airing on PBS 1/12/2011). In connection with that broadcast, we asked PBS’s Facebook fans and Twitter followers what *they* would want to ask him. Here is his answer to one of the most interesting questions we received.

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Outtakes: Little League

Jeff Bridges talks about pitching in the Little League and being coached by his brother, Beau Bridges.