American Masters: Philip Roth Unmasked


Photo by Francois Reumont
Photo by Francois Reumont

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office on day of show only.

Daily at 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:20, 8:10, 10:10

Explore the life of the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist, often referred to as the greatest living American writer. In candid interviews, Philip Roth discusses intimate aspects of his life and art as he has never done before: his unliterary upbringing in Newark, N.J., his writing process, the inspiration behind his most famous novels, and the many controversies he stirred throughout his career. With 31 books to his credit, including “Goodbye, Columbus;” “Portnoy’s Complaint;” “Sabbath’s Theater;” “American Pastoral;” and “The Human Stain.” Roth practically invented the genre of factual-fictional autobiography and commands ownership of the Jewish-American novel. Interviews include Mia Farrow, Jonathan Franzen and Nicole Krauss. 90 minutes.

American Masters Philip Roth: Unmasked” premieres Friday, March 29, 9-10:30 pm on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Roth’s 80th birthday (3/19/1933).

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New York, NY 10014

(212) 727-8112

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Film Forum

A three-screen arthouse cinema in Lower Manhattan, Film Forum screens new independent and foreign films as well as thematically organized series of older films.