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American Masters

An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars.

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Fri., September 1, 2017
9:00 pm
(90 minutes)

American Masters  

An unconventional look at the fiercely independent filmmaking style that emerged in the late 1980s and 1990s sparked by filmmaker Richard Linklater ("Boyhood"). The documentary features excerpts from Linklater's journals; cinéma vérité footage from the set of "Everybody Wants Some!!"; and remarks from such actors and collaborators as Matthew McConaughey, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Julie Delpy and Kevin Smith.

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Fri., September 1, 2017
9:00 pm
(90 minutes)

American Masters  

An unconventional look at the fiercely independent filmmaking style that emerged in the late 1980s and 1990s sparked by filmmaker Richard Linklater ("Boyhood"). The documentary features excerpts from Linklater's journals; cinéma vérité footage from the set of "Everybody Wants Some!!"; and remarks from such actors and collaborators as Matthew McConaughey, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Julie Delpy and Kevin Smith.

Full Episodes

S31 Ep5: Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

WETA PassportS31 Ep5: Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Today he is known as a kitchen supernova, but Jacques Pépin's career began humbly.

S31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

WETA PassportS31 Ep4: James Beard: America's First Foodie

Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.

S31 Ep2: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

WETA PassportS31 Ep2: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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

S31 Ep1: By Sidney Lumet

WETA PassportS31 Ep1: By Sidney Lumet

With candor and grace, Sidney Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist a human.

Clips

S31 Ep6: Watching "Boyhood" Come to Life

S31 Ep6: Watching "Boyhood" Come to Life

Richard Linklater and the cast of "Boyhood" discuss how the film developed over time.

S31 Ep6: Making "School of Rock" with Richard Linklater

S31 Ep6: Making "School of Rock" with Richard Linklater

Jack Black and Richard Linklater talk about the making of "School of Rock"

S31 Ep6: Richard Linklater's Roots with the Austin Film Soci

S31 Ep6: Richard Linklater's Roots with the Austin Film Soci

Because of Linklater's unstoppable energy, the Austin Film Society was born.

S31 Ep4: Discovered the doll designed to look like James Bea

S31 Ep4: Discovered the doll designed to look like James Bea

Caroline Stuart discovered a doll that was designed to look like James Beard.

Previews

S31 Ep8: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive - Trailer

S31 Ep8: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive - Trailer

See a new side of innovative writer Edgar Allan Poe, best known for Gothic horror tales.

S31 Ep7: Tyrus - Trailer

S31 Ep7: Tyrus - Trailer

Tyrus Wong's pioneering artwork led to iconic works like Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause.