American Masters

PBS | 9:00 pm

Filmmaker James Redford's last completed documentary before his death from cancer in 2020, "Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir" profiles the groundbreaking Chinese-American author whose debut novel "The Joy Luck Club" catapulted her to commercial and international success. Her subsequent works, including "The Kitchen God's Wife" and "The Bonesetter's Daughter," helped turn Tan into a global icon for Asian Americans, and she is lead singer of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band that also includes such bestselling writers as Stephen King, Scott Turow and Dave Barry.