Photographer, painter, filmmaker, poet, essayist, philosopher – Man Ray was an extraordinary man with extraordinary talents. One of the primary leaders of the American modernist movement, he single-handedly pioneered some of the 20th century’s most important arts innovations. AMERICAN MASTERS explores the creative and personal passions of this inspiring genius in Man Ray - Prophet of the Avant-Garde. Narrated by Stockard Channing, the film traces Ray’s remarkable legacy from his humble beginnings in New York City to his distinctive achievements in Paris and, finally, to his impact upon future generations across the
spectrum of creative arts. Recovered archival materials include candid film footage, personally shot by ManRay; a never released video interview, unearthed in the vaults of the Rotterdam Museum; and long lost drawings from Ray’s days as a student, which have not been seen since 1908.