Watch Hollywood Chinese on Monday, May 6, at 7:30pm on WGBH World
Hollywood Chinese is a captivating revelation on a little-known chapter of cinema: the Chinese in American feature films. From the first Chinese-American film produced in 1916, to Ang Lee’s triumphant Brokeback Mountain almost a century later, Hollywood Chinese brings together a fascinating portrait of actors, directors, writers and iconic images to show how the Chinese have been imagined in movies, and how filmmakers have and continue to navigate an industry that was often ignorant about race, but at times paradoxically receptive. People interviewed include Christopher Lee, Wayne Wang, Nancy Kwan, Amy Tan and B.D. Wong. Stephen Gong, Executive Director of the Center for Asian American Media is the featured historian in the documentary.
Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train a Comin'
A profile of Jimi Hendrix (1942-70).
Trailer: Billie Jean King
For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure: Billie Jean King. 9/10/13.
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise - Preview
Premieres Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
Premieres May 20 at 9pm on WGBH 2.
Mel Brooks: Mel Brooks' Debut
Mel Brooks ad-libbed his first stage appearance. The crowd loved it. The director did not.
Mel Brooks: Mel Brooks, a Bullhorn & Some German Soldiers
Even while fighting in WWII, Mel Brooks went for the laugh.