Jon Else, Bonni Cohen; a co-production of Jon Else, Actual Films, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by CPB.
San Francisco, CA
When most people think of opera, they imagine classical epics with portly characters belting out Italian arias. This film follows composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars as they create an opera that changes all the rules—Doctor Atomic, an explosive tale about the two weeks leading up to the first atomic bomb test.
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Independent Television Service (ITVS), San Francisco, California—ITVS is the private, not-for-profit organization created in 1991 to serve as the independent production service that CPB is directed by statute to fund as a re-granting organization, fostering the development of independent producers and production organizations.