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American Masters: Woody Allen: A Documentary, Parts One & Two

Airs Monday, Nov. 21 & Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Gaining unprecedented access to the notoriously private film legend, Emmy Award-winner Robert Weide delves into Woody Allen’s (pictured) life and creative process, from his childhood and early career through to his most recent film "Midnight in Paris," in this new, two-part documentary.

Gaining unprecedented access to the notoriously private film legend, Emmy Award-winner Robert Weide delves into Woody Allen’s life and creative process, from his childhood and early career through to his most recent film "Midnight in Paris," in this new, two-part documentary.

Exploring the ultimate “independent filmmaker’s” writing habits, casting, directing and relationship with his actors, Weide traveled with Allen from the London set of his upcoming film "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" to Allen's home, the editing room and his childhood haunts in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.

New interviews also provide insight and backstory: actors Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Penelope Cruz, John Cusack, Larry David, Mariel Hemingway, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, Martin Landau, Louise Lasser, Sean Penn, Tony Roberts, Chris Rock, Mira Sorvino, Naomi Watts, Dianne Wiest, and Owen Wilson; writing collaborators Marshall Brickman, Mickey Rose and Doug McGrath; cinematographers Gordon Willis and Vilmos Zsigmond; Allen’s sister Letty Aronson; longtime manager Jack Rollins; casting director Juliet Taylor; pals Dick Cavett and Martin Scorsese; and others.

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Preview: American Masters: Woody Allen: A Documentary

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Interview: Filmmaker Robert B. Weide

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Above: Robert Weide followed the notoriously private Woody Allen over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography. In this interview, find out how Weide gained access for filming and what he learned about Woody Allen’s creative process.

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Clip: Young Woody Allen Realizes He's Mortal

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Above: Woody Allen describes how he turned sour at 6 when he realized he’ll vanish one day in an excerpt from "Woody Allen: A Documentary."

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