Meet 15 women who have created and defined contemporary American culture in the newest chapter of filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' List film series (The Boomer List, The Black List, The Latino List, The Out List), American Masters: The Women's List, premiering nationwide Friday, September 25, 9:00-10:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and available the same day on DVD via Perfect Day Films Inc.
This documentary features intimate interviews with Madeleine Albright, Gloria Allred, Laurie Anderson, Sara Blakely, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Elizabeth Holmes, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Aimee Mullins, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Shonda Rhimes, Wendy Williams and Nia Wordlaw. All trailblazers in their respective fields, these women share their experiences struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard and their influence felt.
Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001
Gloria Allred, lawyer
Laurie Anderson, artist
Sara Blakely, entrepreneur
Margaret Cho, comedian
Edie Falco, actor
Elizabeth Holmes, scientist and entrepreneur
Betsey Johnson, fashion designer
Alicia Keys, singer-songwriter
Aimee Mullins, athlete and fashion model
Nancy Pelosi, politician
Rosie Perez, actor
Shonda Rhimes, writer-producer
Wendy Williams, talk show host
Nia Wordlaw, pilot
American Masters: The Women's List focuses on these individuals' exceptional achievements, struggles and identities. Toni Morrison opens the film with a reading of an introduction she wrote specifically for The Women's List.
"As a lifelong feminist, I'm proud to have made The Women's List and excited to have another one of my films join the American Masters library," said Greenfield-Sanders.
To take American Masters beyond the television broadcast and further explore the themes, stories and personalities of masters past and present, the series' companion website (http://pbs.org/americanmasters) offers streaming video of select films, interviews, photos, outtakes, essays and more.
Exclusive corporate support for The Women's List is provided by Fidelity Investments. Additional funding for American Masters is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation.
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