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People With Disabilities, On Screen And Sans Clichés

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Films that focus on disability are frequently overlooked by festivals and audiences. Reelabilities, a 15-city festival, is bucking the trend, showcasing films by and about people with disabilities.

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These Nightclub Entertainers Paved The Way For Asian-Americans In Showbiz

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Forbidden City was part of a Chinese-American nightclub scene that flourished in 1940s and '50s San Francisco. But between racial taunts and scandalized parents, its performers didn't have it easy.

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'Midnight Rider' Director Gets Two-Year Sentence In Camera Assistant's Death

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Los Angeles Times' Richard Verrier about Sarah Jones, who died on the Midnight Rider set. Director Randall Miller will serve two years for involuntary manslaughter.

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All Things Considered

What's Familiar Becomes Unnerving In 'It Follows'

Friday, March 13, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews It Follows, a film that he says works some interesting changes on the horror genre.

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Fresh Air

Horror Film Fans Beware: 'It Follows' Isn't The Fun Kind Of Scare

Friday, March 13, 2015

The film is about a teenage girl who sleeps with a boy and is suddenly under a curse. Critic David Edelstein says he didn't enjoy feeling "sick with dread," but the ending is unexpectedly moving.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, March 13, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See & Avoid This Weekend

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast team reviews this weekend’s releases, which include “Run All Night," "Cinderella," and "It Follows.”

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A Girl, A Shoe, A Prince: The Endlessly Evolving Cinderella

Friday, March 13, 2015

We take a stroll through just a little of the cultural history of Cinderella, the shoe-wearing, prince-finding, stepmother-vexing heroine who's been around for hundreds of years — at least.

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Morning Edition

Documentary Spotlights 'Wrecking Crew' Behind Hits of '60s, '70s

Friday, March 13, 2015

Director Denny Tedesco began filming in 1996 when his father, Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, was diagnosed with cancer. Many of the people he talked to, including his father, have since died.

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Morning Edition

Kenneth Branagh Directs Live-Action Version Of 'Cinderella' For Disney

Friday, March 13, 2015

Disney's dream is that Cinderella will sweep up at the box office just like the live-action Alice and Maleficent did before her. Disney aims to make $100 million at the global box office this weekend.

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Two Sisters And One Tax Inspector Make Up '3 Hearts'

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Director and writer Benoit Jacquot has spent decades making both period and contemporary pieces. His latest, about a man who meets one of two sisters and then the other, begins with a chance meeting.

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Take One Monster And Pass It On

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The uneasy horror film It Follows relies upon a stalker that cannot be killed or defeated — only avoided or, if necessary, passed on.

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There's Nothing New In The Enchanted Pumpkin For 'Cinderella'

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Kenneth Branagh directed this serviceable but expected live-action version of the 1950 Disney cartoon and the old fairy tale.

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Lesser-Known Players Get Their Bows In 'The Wrecking Crew'

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The west coast studio musicians behind some of the best music of the '60s and '70s have rarely been recognized, but a new documentary aims to set that right.

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All Things Considered

Richard Glatzer, Indie Film Director Behind 'Still Alice,' Dies

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, who directed a number of well regarded indie films with his husband, Wash Westmoreland, has died. Glatzer had Lou Gehrig's disease but chose to keep working.

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Disney Announces Title Of Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

Thursday, March 12, 2015

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.

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Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, Who Wrote And Directed 'Still Alice,' Dies At 63

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The cause was complications of ALS. He is survived by his husband, Wash Westmoreland, who co-wrote and co-directed Still Alice. They are also known for their 2006 film Quinceanera.

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Coming Out In A Galaxy Far Far Away: Star Wars Gets Its First LGBT Character

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Star Wars has had a complicated relationship with LGBT issues in the past. A new character, Moff Mors, might change that.

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The Takeaway

Hollywood's Competition: China's Booming Film Industry

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The film industry is booming in China. In February, China's domestic box office revenue surpassed that of the U.S. for the first time. 

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The Takeaway

Ethan Hawke on Mentorship, Artistic Identity and Directing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ethan Hawke discusses his latest project, "Seymour: An Introduction," a documentary about the life and work of pianist Seymour Bernstein. 

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