American Masters

Director Amy Berg Brings Janis Back to Life

Preview: Season 30 Episode 6 | 1m 30s

"I feel like her legacy has been so much about her death to this point, and I hope that people understand her life a little bit more and how much she loved life and performing and being Janis Joplin." Director Amy Berg had the ability to give the audience the public Janis and the private Janis - bringing the singer back to life.

Aired: 04/14/16

Rating: NR

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