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AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.

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Friday, Jul 12, 2013 - 10:00 PM    "A Letter to Elia" Martin Scorsese and co-director-writer Kent Jones fashion a film about director Elia Kazan that reveals the man through his work. Clips from his films are layered and juxtaposed with archival footage of Kazan himself being interviewed. This is interspersed with straight-to-camera exposition from Scorsese. The script emphasizes Kazan's use of realism, locations and subtlety of performances. G
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