At the Sundance Film Festival this year, American literary and music icons will shine bright with the World Premier of three documentaries from American Masters Pictures. The documentaries are Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, and N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear. Building on their reputation of offering an in-depth look into the lives of American cultural artists and thought leaders, American Masters Pictures has set the standard for documentary films about inspirational, historic figures. Both Toni Morrison and Navarro Scott Momaday are Pulitzer Prize winning authors of classic American literature. And Miles Davis might just be the most influential figure in Jazz music.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, is directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and examines the life and work of the iconic, ground-breaking storyteller, Toni Morrison. The film offers insight into the powerful themes throughout her literary career. Kiowa author, Navarro Scott Momaday is known as the father of the Native American Literature Renaissance and Words from a Bear takes us into the world that inspire his prose and literary work. N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear is produced by Jeffrey Palmer. Directed and produced by Stanley Nelson, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool offers an in-depth look into the unconventional life of this incredible talent and American icon.
Since being founded by executive producer Michael Kantor in 2016, American Masters has premiered six films in the festival. The Sundance Film Festival 2019 will run from January 24 – February 3 in Park City, Utah.