Bilal Qureshi

Bilal Qureshi appears in the following:

Artist Kehinde Wiley's 'Rumors Of War' Now Stands In Former Capital Of The Confederacy

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Kehinde Wiley's sculpture, "Rumors of War," was unveiled at its permanent home outside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond on Tuesday.

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'Atlantics' Is A Haunting Refugee Story — Of The Women Left Behind In Senegal

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Mati Diop is the first black woman to compete at the Cannes Film Festival — where her first feature won the Grand Prix. The movie about women left behind by refugees is coming soon to Netflix.

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How Spanish Filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar Drew From His Own Life For 'Pain And Glory'

Friday, October 04, 2019

Pain and Glory is the latest from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. It tells the story of an aging filmmaker unable to make films — to tell his stories — until the past nudges him forward.

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An Unauthorized Biopic Of Silvio Berlusconi, Already Stranger Than Fiction

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Loro, directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Toni Servillo, is a movie about the TV tycoon turned Italian prime minister — and the sycophants who helped build his cult of personality.

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Silvio Berlusconi Biopic: 'Loro'

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Loro is the latest from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino and tells the story of businessman and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's last comeback.

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Toronto International Film Festival 2019 Preview: The Films We're Most Excited About

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The NPR Movies Team picks the 12 films they're most looking forward to seeing — movies that will likely end up in theaters or on streaming services sometime in the next few months.

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The World Of Paris Publishing In 'Non-Fiction'

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Non-Fiction is being billed as a comedy of adultery in the publishing industry. But it poses some serious questions about the effects of the digital age on all of us.

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In 'Birds Of Passage,' A New Lens On The Narcotrafficking Drama

Monday, February 18, 2019

Colombia's submission to the Oscars this year addresses the beginnings of the drug trade in rural Columbia — and how it shattered the traditions and families of the indigenous Wayúu people.

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Confronting Germany's Past In Oscar-Nominated 'Never Look Away'

Monday, February 04, 2019

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's newest historical epic tells the story of an artist after World War II. It touches on the sensitive subject of national guilt — and not without controversy.

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How 'Dixie' Became And Endured As An Anthem

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Despite its origins in the popular music of the North, the song "Dixie" became the unofficial anthem of the Confederacy during the Civil War and still endures as a divisive symbol in modern America.

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In 'Capernaum,' The Chaos Of Lebanon From A Homeless Child's Perspective

Sunday, December 16, 2018

In Beirut, a young boy sues his parents for giving birth to him in poverty. That's the premise of a new film from director Nadine Labaki which features her most unapologetically activist agenda.

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The Anthemic Allure Of 'Dixie,' An Enduring Confederate Monument

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Despite its origins in the popular music of the North, the song became the unofficial anthem of the Confederacy during the Civil War and still endures as a divisive symbol in modern America.

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Widening The Lens: Integrating The Toronto International Film Festival

Monday, September 17, 2018

The reckoning that is reshaping Hollywood is finally making its way to the critic's perch.

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What We're Looking Forward To At The Toronto International Film Festival

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The NPR Movies team is off to Toronto, where they'll sit in the dark for days at a time watching films that you'll get to see in the coming weeks and months. Here's some of what they're excited about.

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Encore: Randy Weston Has Always Played For Africa

Sunday, September 02, 2018

The great American jazz pianist Randy Weston died this weekend. Weston helped trace the links between African music and jazz.

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Gregory Porter On Channeling Nat King Cole: 'Nat Got Me Through Some Moments'

Friday, June 29, 2018

Whether it's through jazz, soul or an electronic music collaboration, Gregory Porter wants to spread Nat King Cole's message that "the greatest thing you'll learn is to love and be loved in return."

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This Photographer Wants To Put A Museum In Your Pocket

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

When Dayanita Singh grew frustrated with the conventional gallery format, she created Museum Bhavan, an exhibition of almost 300 photos housed in a small box.

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Staging Muslims: Identity Angst In American Theater

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hammaad Chaudry's new play An Ordinary Muslim pushes against limited perceptions of Muslim-Americans, but it may be pushing against too much all at once.

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A Lavish Bollywood Musical Is Fueling A Culture War In India

Thursday, January 25, 2018

From the moment Padmaavat went into production, it's been plagued by violent protests over its depiction of Queen Padmavati, a legendary Hindu royal.

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In 'The Insult,' All Politics Is A Local Neighborhood Squabble

Monday, January 15, 2018

Ziad Doueiri's new Oscar-shortlisted film is about the religious and tribal divisions in contemporary Lebanon — and how a small altercation in Beirut can spiral out of control.

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