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Independent Theater Owner In D.C. Gets Ready To Screen 'The Interview'

West End Cinema's Josh Levin, preparing to show The Interview, speaks with Audie Cornish about what sparked a decision to host the controversial film (Sony Pictures had canceled the release).
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'Selma' Manages To Be Both Passion-Inspiring And Measured

Critic Bob Mondello reviews Selma, Ava DuVernay's film chronicling Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic voting-rights march in 1965. Mondello notes that recent protests make the film resonate today.
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In A 'Depressing' Year For Films, Edelstein Finds Some Greats

Film critic David Edelstein says in 2014 none of the great material came from Hollywood studios. But, he says, it was a "wonderful year" for indie films. He names Boyhood as the best of the year.
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Sony To Stream 'The Interview' On YouTube, Other Sites Starting Today

The studio said the comedy will also be available to rent on Google Play, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a dedicated website at a price of $5.99. It's also being shown in more than 200 theaters.
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In Its Strange Journey, 'The Interview' Becomes An Art House Film

In what scenario does a $44 million slapstick comedy become a good fit for independent theaters? Only one involving geopolitical intrigue, a humiliating hack and terror threats from North Korea.
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More Than 200 Theaters To Show 'The Interview' On Christmas Day

The controversial buddy flick The Interview will be shown on Christmas Day after all, in a small group of theaters. We explore the film's journey from major Hollywood release to art house film.
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Sony Will Show 'The Interview' In Some Theaters

After criticism for pulling the release of its comedy film, Sony announced Tuesday that the movie will have a limited release on Christmas Day. The first takers for the film were independent theaters.
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How To Compose Music For A Movie About Music

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to film composer Justin Hurwitz, 29, about his first major movie score, for the movie Whiplash. Hurwitz talks about using music to heighten tension.
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Some Theaters To Show 'The Interview' On Christmas Day

Sony had pulled the controversial comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after ominous threats were made, allegedly by a group that hacked the studio's emails.
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Satirizing Dictators Is Nothing New — Just Ask Charlie Chaplin

The Interview is hardly the first time a dictator has been portrayed on the big screen — Bugs Bunny, Mel Brooks and South Park have all taken aim at fearsome world leaders.

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