All Posts Tagged With: "Season 27"

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George Plimpton - Watch Full Film: Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

Watch the full film. The participatory journalist and co-founder of The Paris Review was a fascinated and fascinating man who lived fully, strangely and incredibly. With George Plimpton’s own narration, the film includes extensive archival footage of his sport stunts and interviews with friends, family and contemporaries.

May 16th, 2014 | 0 comments

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A Fierce Green Fire - Watch the Film

Oscar-nominee Mark Kitchell’s documentary explores 50 years of the environmental movement, featuring narration by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende.

Apr 22nd, 2014 | 0 comments

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Alice Walker - Film: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Writer and activist Alice Walker (b. Feb. 9, 1944) made history as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her seminal novel The Color Purple (1982). Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth premieres nationally Friday, February 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS in honor of Walker's 70th birthday and Black History Month.

Jan 27th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Marvin Hamlisch - Film: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love

Composer, conductor, genius, mensch: Marvin Hamlisch earned four Grammys, four Emmys, three Oscars, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award, and a Pulitzer Prize before his untimely death, making him one of only two PEGOT winners ever. Hit after hit — “The Way We Were,” “Nobody Does It Better” and scores for The Sting, Sophie’s Choice and the Broadway juggernaut A Chorus Line — made him the go-to composer and performer for film, Broadway, every U.S. President since Reagan, and concert halls worldwide. With exclusive access to Hamlisch’s personal archival treasure trove, American Masters explores his prolific life and career.

Nov 23rd, 2013 | 0 comments

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Jimi Hendrix - Film: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'

Watch Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, which unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies taken by Hendrix and drummer Mitch Mitchell while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician’s personality and genius.

Nov 6th, 2013 | 0 comments

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Billie Jean King - Film: Billie Jean King

For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure: Billie Jean King, a determined woman who has been a major force in changing and democratizing the cultural landscape.

Sep 10th, 2013 | 0 comments

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JD Salinger - Film: Salinger

Filmmaker Shane Salerno’s 10-year investigation culminates in the first work to get beyond The Catcher in the Rye author's impenetrable wall of privacy and seclusion. American Masters presents the exclusive, never-before-seen director’s cut of Salinger as the series’ 200th episode, featuring 15 minutes of new material. Salinger is an intricately structured mystery that reveals the author’s private world: how World War II influenced his life and work, his painstaking writing methods, his many relationships with young women, and the literary secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.

Sep 3rd, 2013 | 0 comments

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