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Friday, October 10, 2008

We kick off with some of the world's leading filmmakers: Mike Leigh, and then Wong Kar Wai and his longtime cinematographer Christopher Doyle. Also: a look at J.B. Priestley’s 1957 play "The Glass Cage." And Please Explain is all about photosynthesis, and why it brings us beautiful fall foliage this time of year!

Check out our Redraw the Electoral Map challenge. Submissions are due October 17, so get going!

Guests:

Christopher Doyle, Mike Leigh and Wong Kar Wai

Mike Leigh’s “Happy-Go-Lucky”

Director Mike Leigh talks about his new film, “Happy-Go-Lucky,” which critics have noted is more upbeat than is usual for him! It’s about the life of Poppy, a North London schoolteacher whose optimism is sometimes exasperating. It opens on Fri. Oct. 10 at the Landmark Sunshine and Lincoln Plaza cinemas. ...

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Wong Kar Wai and Christopher Doyle, Longtime Collaborators

Filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and his long-time cinematographer Christopher Doyle discuss their new film, "Ashes of Time Redux." It’s a remake of one of their earlier films, and it opens Fri. Oct. 10 at the Landmark Sunshine and Lincoln Plaza cinemas.

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The Glass Cage

J.B. Priestley’s 1957 play, "The Glass Cage," warns of the dangers of letting old family wounds go untended. It’s now in a revival at the Mint Theater (311 W. 43rd St.). Leonard talks to actor Gerry Bamman and director Lou Jacob.

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Uighurs in Guantanamo

Earlier this week, a U.S. federal judge ordered that 17 Chinese Muslim Uighurs held at Guantanamo Bay prison camp be released into the U.S. Now a 3-judge panel has blocked the ruling. Human Rights Watch Senior Counterterrorism Council Jennifer Daskal tells us why the Uighurs aren’t being released, ...

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Please Explain: Photosynthesis

Find out how photosynthesis works, and why it brings us beautiful fall foliage this time of year. Leonard talks to educator Dr. James Boyer and research scientist Dr. Amy Litt.

Weigh in: Where in the New York area have you spotted dramatic fall foliage so far this season?

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