Today's short is the trailer for the documentary August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand. The film is the first about Wilson, winner of Tony and Pulitzer prizes. It draws from the playwright's theatrical archives and includes interviews and readings by Viola Davis, James Earl Jones, and other film and theatre actors.
The documentary was broadcast on PBS's American Masters program on February 20. It was co-producced by WQED. A DVD of the documentary is available as of February 24 via PBS Distribution.
August Wilson, 1945-2005, American Playwright
Also see "August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand — Behind the Scenes with James Earl Jones"; "Music in August Wilson's Work"; "Panel Discussion"; "August Wilson in Seattle"; "August Wilson's Youth"; and "10-Play Cycle Scenes and Synopses".