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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Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll


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

B.B. King: The Life of Riley


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

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.

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand


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