American Masters

American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

01:53:02

Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.



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Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll

53:13

How Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm & blues morphed into rock 'n' roll.

B.B. King: The Life of Riley

53:09

B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most celebrated blues musicians of all time.

The Women's List

54:14

Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Greenfield-Sanders’ new film.

Althea

01:23:10

The story of Althea Gibson, queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s.

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

53:10

Discover the violin virtuoso through Itzhak Perlman, students and archival performances.

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

01:24:40

The first documentary about the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson.