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American Epic

Posted: April 8th, 2015
In the late 1920s, record company scouts toured America with a recording machine for the first time and captured the raw expression of an emerging culture. The filmmakers follow the scouts’ trail to rediscover the families whose music was recorded: early blues, country, gospel, Hawaiian, Cajun and folk, without which there would be no rock, pop, ...

American Epic Sessions, The

Posted: April 8th, 2015
For The American Epic Sessions the filmmakers have re-assembled the machine that allowed America to first hear itself. They have replicated the atmosphere of America’s seminal 1920s field recordings down to the smallest detail, with top American artists recording straight to wax, using all the original microphones, amplifiers, and other ...

American Masters – James Beard: America’s First Foodie

Posted: April 3rd, 2017
Experience a century of food through the life of one man, James Beard (1903-1985). Dubbed the “Dean of American Cookery” by The New York Times, Beard was a Portland, Ore., native who loved and celebrated the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. He spoke of the importance of localism and sustainability long before those terms had entered the ...

American Masters – Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Posted: April 17th, 2017
Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pépin (b. December 18, 1935), a young immigrant with movie-star looks, a charming Gallic accent, and a mastery of cooking and teaching so breathtaking he became an early food icon—joining James Beard and Julia Child among the handful of Americans who transformed the way the country views the food world. Not ...

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