American Masters, By Sidney Lumet
Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 2 a.m.
Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 8, at noon
Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations. Considered a quintessential New York filmmaker, Lumet frequently used New York City’s urban mettle to infuse his films with a realism and intensity that kept audiences in suspense while prodding them to consider their own morality.
In this documentary, Lumet tells his own story in a never-before-seen interview shot in 2008 by late filmmaker Daniel Anker and producer Thane Rosenbaum. With candor, humor and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being.
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