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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Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives


Experience the power of song in the struggle for equality through feminist Holly Near.

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story


This film explores how Lamarr’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer.

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart


Explore the life of activist and playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

The Women's List


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

Julia! America's Favorite Chef


Julia was a larger-than-life figure who revolutionized the way that Americans ate.