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‘American Masters’ sets air date for Mike Nichols doc

Elaine May's documentary about her late comedy partner and collaborator Mike Nichols (pictured) will kick off the 30th season of PBS arts strand 'American Masters' on January 29.
December 11, 2015

Elaine May’s documentary about her late comedy partner and collaborator Mike Nichols (pictured) will kick off the 30th season of PBS arts strand ‘American Masters’ on January 29.

Mike Nichols: American Masters looks back at the late filmmaker’s 50-year career and includes interviews with Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Simon and others.

The interviews were conducted by film, TV and theater producer Julian Schlossberg, who also did an exclusive interview with Nichols for the film.

The season will also include documentaries about musicians B.B. King (February 12), Carole King (February 19), Fats Domino (February 26), Loretta Lynn (March 4) and The Highwaymen (May 27).

Amy Berg‘s documentary biopic about late rocker Janis Joplin will have its U.S. television premiere on the strand on May 3. Janis: Little Girl Blue bowed at the Venice Film Festival in August and had a limited theatrical run in the U.S. earlier this fall. Read realscreen‘s interview with Berg about the making of the doc here.

For the complete ‘American Masters’ schedule, visit PBS’ website.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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