Joe Papp, founder of The Public Theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park and producer of groundbreaking plays like "Hair," "A Chorus Line" and "for colored girls," created a 'theater of inclusion' based on the belief that great art is for everyone.
Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha, narrated by Jason Momoa, shares the inspiring story and considerable impact of five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku. He shattered swimming records and globalized surfing while overcoming racism in a lifetime of personal challenges.
AMERICAN MASTERS tells the story of international art sensation Keith Haring, who blazed a trail through the art scene of 1980s New York and beyond. Haring’s style revolutionized the worlds of pop culture and fine art before his early death at age 31. The film features previously unheard interviews with the artist and those who knew him.
The inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers – Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.
Sammy Davis, Jr., known as "Mr. Entertainment," was a show-business meteor who blazed across the twentieth century. With a career that was indisputably legendary and a life that was complex, complicated and contradictory, "Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me" explores Davis' journey to create his own identity.
A pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, this special features new performances and interviews with John Mayer, Carlos Santana and more.
An intimate portrait of the groundbreaking writer that interweaves archival imagery, including home movies and personal photographs, animation and original interviews to tell the inspiring story of Tan’s life and career.
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.
After more than 30 years as the colorful bandleader of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, master trumpeter Doc Severinsen continues to defy nature well into his 90s with a grueling schedule of touring, performing and teaching. American Masters traces the life and groundbreaking career of the unstoppable musical icon, revealing his personal trials and underscoring a remarkable journey of inspiration.
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