A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge as seizures with devastating results.
When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser's limbs are amputated, his life is derailed and he turns to stand-up comedy as therapy. Meanwhile, a world-famous medical team is performing transplants ... See full summary »
Marie José Benjamin
Maynard Jackson Jr, became Atlanta's first black mayor in 1973. Raised in the segregated and confederate South, he became the Father of Affirmative Action and transformed ATL into a progressive and world class city.
Samuel D. Pollard
Maynard H. Jackson III,
Excellence....which is what I've come to expect from "American Masters"
"I've Gotta Be Me" is an installment of "American Masters"...a consistently good PBS series about a wide variety of folks in the arts. However, I saw this one in a very usual place...at the Philadelphia Film Festival!
The show is about the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. and because it's on "American Experience" they try to generate a bit of controversy at the outset of the program. In this case, Davis supported Richard Nixon...which actually made sense when you later learn how abysmally JFK treated Davis...uninviting him to the inaugural party even though Davis was a huge supporter of the President. That aside, the rest of the show chronicles his life from about age 5...with a strong emphasis on his career achievements as opposed to his personal life. This is the style of "American Experience" episodes...and if you want a more personal look at the man you might have to look elsewhere. Overall, well worth seeing and a show that will give you an appreciation of the man's many talents.
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