documentary

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Interview with Filmmakers Peter Raymont & Michèle Hozer

Read an interview with the filmmakers of American Masters Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould about the process making the film, editing a documentary, and interviewing people with passionate stories to tell about the iconic musician.

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Preview Clip

In this clip from “Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides” airing nationally Wednesday, January 12 at 8 p.m. (check local listings), Bridges visits the shop in New York’s Greenwich Village called The Little Lebowski dedicated to collector items for The Big Lebowski and explains how he first got involved acting for the Coen Brothers.

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

About the Film

American Masters opens its 25th season with Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides giving viewers an unexpected window into the life of the actor whose easy going style has endeared him to audiences for almost 40 years. The 90-minute film, airing nationally Wednesday, January 12 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings), debuts less […]

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

About the Film

A profoundly enigmatic musical poet, there have been many documentaries about Glenn Gould, but they were typically sidetracked, focusing on the pills and fashions – missing the man, the magic and the message of music. American Masters pierces through the misconceptions in Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould airing nationally, Monday, December 27 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings).

LENNONYC

John and Yoko Walk in Central Park

Watch archival footage from 1980 of John and Yoko walking in Central Park. Hear John talk about the personal freedom he has found living New York City.

Cachao: Uno Más

Sobre la Película

El bajista Israel “Cachao” López, ganador de múltiples premios Grammy, murió en Coral Gables, Florida en marzo de 2008, a la edad de casi 90 años. Un maestro legendario a nivel internacional y considerado uno de los músicos más grandes del género afro-cubano de todos los tiempos, él había hecho su hogar en los Estados Unidos durante las últimas cuatro décadas.

Cachao: Uno Más

Interview with Producer Steve Ujlaki

Stephen Ujlaki, Cinema Department Chair at San Francisco State University and producer of Cachao: Uno Más for American Masters answered some questions about his interest in Afro-Cuban jazz and the making of the documentary.

Cachao: Uno Más

Memories of Cachao

In these outtakes from the film, Gloria Estefen, Andy Garcia, and John Santos tell their favorite stories and recall memories of Cachao. They describe the ways his music influenced their lives and tell anecdotes from his life, including one of Cachao’s favorite jokes about how to kill a cat.

Cachao: Uno Más

About the Film

The Grammy-winning bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez died on March 2008, almost 90-years old. A maestro of legendary status ultimately considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time, he had made his home in the United States for the past four decades. American Masters’ bilingual film, Cachao: Uno Mas premieres Monday, September 20, 2010 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings.)

LENNONYC

Preview Excerpt

Watch a clip from the AMERICAN MASTERS: LENNONYC, a new film that takes an intimate look at the time Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent living in New York City during the 1970s.  The film premieres nationally Monday, November 22 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings). In this clip see archival performance […]