Explore American cinema through the decades & the cultural, societal & political shifts that framed its evolution. Combining archival footage & interviews w/ leading actors, directors, producers, critics & historians, the series showcases the most pivotal moments in film that have stirred the imagination & influenced our culture.
6pm PT (2 hrs.) *The 2000s* As the new century begins, beloved books & comic-book crusaders become box-office gold, musicals & cartoons win audiences and Oscars. Also, coarse comedies & epic dramas showcase Hollywood's biggest stars.
8pm PT (2 hrs.) *The Nineties* As America falls for stars like Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington & Will Smith, masters like Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Jane Campion & the Coen Brothers direct some of their best-loved work.
10pm PT (2 hrs.) *The Eighties* In the eighties, stars like Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep & Eddie Murphy explode on the screen. Aliens, time travelers, ghosts & road warriors shared the cineplex w/ troubled teens, battered boxers, classical composers & career girls.