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PBS' PHILIP ROTH w Livia Manera, Claudia Roth Pierpont

PBS' PHILIP ROTH w Livia Manera, Claudia Roth Pierpont

PBS' American Masters series presents Philip Roth: Unmasked, the first film biography of the acclaimed novelist in honor of his 80th birthday.

The film explores the life and career of the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer.
Roth for the first time allowed a journalist to spend 10 days interviewing him on camera at his homes in NYC and Conn. The result is a 90-minute documentary with Roth freely discussing intimate aspects of his life and art as never before, including his unliterary upbringing in Newark, writing process, his psychoanalysis, and the inspiration behind his most famous characters -- Nathan Zuckerman, David Kepesh, Alexander Portnoy, and Mickey Sabbath -- and historical novels.

The film premieres Friday, March 29 on PBS.
Film Co-writer/Co-director Livia Manera is an Italian literary journalist specializing in Anglo-American literature. She has interviewed major British and Ame

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