PBS Sites:

site_icon_pbssite_icon_parentssite_icon_learning

LIFECASTERS

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

Check your local listings
Lifecasters EpMain

Follow three inspiring artists who use strength, creativity and determination to reach their goals.

  • Airdate(s): 2/7/2013 - 9:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Original Broadcast: 2/7/13
CC HD

Program Description

Contacts

  • Carol Varney
  • Bay Area Video Coalition
  • (415) 861-3282

LIFECASTERS unites fiction and documentary filmmakers to tell stories of Americans who use their strength, creativity and determination to reach their goals – a bit later in life. Filmmakers Adam McKay and Shira Piven follow former MC5 guitarist and punk pioneer Wayne Kramer, who finds hope and comfort through music; Oscar-nominees Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert observe African-American dancer Sheri "Sparkle" Williams, one of the oldest female professional dancers still practicing in the U.S.; and Emmy-nominees Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly share the story of Albert Hurwit, a retired doctor who couldn’t read or write music, yet composed an award-winning symphony.

Press Materials

  • AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKERS HIGHLIGHT INSPIRING PROFILES OF SECOND CHANCES FOR LIFECASTERS ON PBS PREMIERES FEBRUARY 7 ON PBS (check local listings) and PBS.org

    Program Release
  • LIFECASTERS Producer Biographies

    Bio

Find us on:

FacebookTwitterPinterestFlickrInstagramYoutubeTumblrLinkedInGoogle+