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American Masters: Mike Nichols - The Career of a Legendary Filmmaker
This documentary chronicles the life and career of director Mike Nichols, one of only two people in history who have won Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. AMERICAN MASTERS; MIKE NICHOLS was directed by Nichols' longtime comedy partner and…
California Typewriter - A Love Letter to a Dying Technology
Cultural historians, collectors, and various celebrity obsessives, including Tom Hanks and John Mayer, launch us into the bittersweet moment when a beloved-but-dying technology, the typewriter, faces extinction. Nominated for Best First Documentary, Best Documentary, and Best Director at the Critics'…
Ken Burns: The Mayo Clinic - Faith, Hope and Science
PBS
This is the story of the renowned institution that has been called the "place for hope when there is no hope." By combining the history of the institution with stories about present-day patients, the film makes an important contribution to…
Everything is Copy - Nora Ephron: Scripted and Unscripted
EVERYTHING IS COPY profiles the life of Nora Ephron, the writer/director who was known for her acerbic wit and whose films include such cultural touchstones as Silkwood , When Harry Met Sally , and Sleepless in Seattle . Written and…
Boatlift - An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience
From the midst of 9/11, one of the darkest moments in American history, comes this inspiring and relatively unknown story. When the twin towers fell, hundreds of thousands of people ran to the water's edge. They soon realized that Manhattan…
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War - An American Couple Work to Save Lives During WWII
PBS
This is the never-before-told story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over…