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


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

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Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl


"The Queen of Country Music” is still going strong after more than 50 years of music.

Carole King: Natural Woman


King tells her story in a new documentary with previously unseen and rare performances.

The Women's List


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



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

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film


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

The Boomer List


Meet 19 iconic baby boomers from this influential generation born between 1946 and 1964.