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Behind the Scenes of American Masters' Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

By Michelle Michalos
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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Bill T. Jones (Photo courtesy of Keith Walker)

In Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, American Masters explores the creative journey of acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones. The film follows Jones as he embarks on the most ambitious work of his career and leads the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in the creation of Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray, an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial commissioned by Ravinia Festival.

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN. Go behind-the-scenes of the documentary with these video interviews and scenes that didn’t make the film:

Interview with Bill T. Jones: Bill T. Jones discusses his creative process, the origins of the documentary Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, and how President Abraham Lincoln and related subject matter has inspired his work for Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray.

Filmmaker interview: Co-directors Bob Hercules and Gordon Quinn discuss making the documentary.

The Cutting Room Floor: In this mini documentary, originally produced for ITVS, see how the directors chose which scenes and storylines to cut from the final edit of the film and see footage from one of the cuts that was made.