Jeremy Piven in person! Live musical performance by MC5’s Wayne Kramer!

Lifecasters is an innovative public television program that unites fiction and documentary filmmakers to tell the stories of Americans who have discovered creative ways of realizing their dreams—a bit later in life. Lifecasters is produced by the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) and Sunny Side Up Films and supported by PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Adam McKay (Anchorman, “Funny or Die”) and Shira Piven (Fully Loaded) produced and directed The Beast and the Angel, a short film profiling former MC5 guitarist and punk pioneer Wayne Kramer, chronicling his journey of finding hope and comfort through the gift of music.

Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert (The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, A Lion in the House) created Sparkle, the story of African-American dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams, one of the oldest female professional dancers still practicing in the United States.

Emmy-nominated filmmakers, Gaudet and Pullapilly (The Way We Get By) produced The Gambling Man, a portrait of Albert Hurwit, an 80-year-old retired doctor who could not read or write music, yet composed an award-winning symphony.