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In 'Kings Point,' The Sunny Promise Of Retirement Gathers Clouds

Audie Cornish talks with Sari Gillman, director of Kings Point, a documentary that shows the lonely and raw lives of retirees in Florida. The short film has been nominated for an Oscar.
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Movies Showcase Mississippi's Villainous Role

Quentin Tarantino's slavery revenge story Django Unchained, has been nominated for a number of Oscars. The spaghetti western is up for best picture, original screenplay and actor Christoph Waltz has been nominated for his supporting role in the film. The state of Mississippi plays a supporting role too, but Mississippians are tired of being typecast.
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The Movie Connie Britton Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actress Connie Britton could watch Colin Higgins' comedy Foul Play a million times. "From watching a movie like Foul Play, I have always wanted to bring a sense of humor to really every role that I'm playing," she says.
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Jacki Weaver, Looking For Oscar Gold With 'Silver Linings'

The actress's turn as the tough but loving matriarch in Silver Linings Playbook gave her the chance to act alongside Robert De Niro — and earned her a second Academy Award nomination.
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'Argo': What Really Happened In Tehran? A CIA Agent Remembers

The political drama Argo is based on the real story of a CIA-planned rescue in revolutionary Iran. Experts say it gets most of the story right — but two men who were actually there say the end of the story was more complicated than Hollywood might think.
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Say Yes To 'No': Retro Political Thriller Packs A Timely Punch

Imbued with a retro, classic feel, the stunning Chilean drama No takes a powerful look at the positive effects of political advertising. It's a message American audiences might marvel at, but this Oscar-nominated film definitely delivers. (Recommended)
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'Many Worlds': A Film That Keeps Its Eye On The Audience

Many Worlds is a 15-minute drama from Alexis Kirke, of the Interdisciplinary Center for Computer Music Research at Plymouth University in England. The film, about a bizarre physics experiment cooked up by a depressed girl and unleashed on her friends, "reads the minds" and the bodies of the audience, and changes its plot while they watch it.

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