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Sundance Subsidy Stirs Conservative Pushback

Robert Redford's annual Sundance Film Festival draws thousands of filmgoers and millions of dollars to snowy Park City, Utah. But a state subsidy contributing to the event is drawing controversy from some conservatives, who say films screened at the festival don't reflect the values of the state.
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The Movie Anthony Mackie's 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Anthony Mackie talks about the movie he's seen a million times, Top Gun. This story originally aired on weekends on All Things Considered on June 24, 2012.
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'Mama': A Good Old-Fashioned Horror Movie

In an age of werewolves, hormonal vampires and endless sequels, horror movies have lost some edge. But Mama, starring Jessica Chastain, is an entertaining step in the right — which is to say backward — direction.
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"The Gatekeepers"

For decades the Israeli internal security service known as Shin Bet has labored in the shadows to thwart terrorist attacks. We explore "The Gatekeepers," a new documentary.

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In A Fragmented Cultureverse, Can Pop References Still Pop?

In film and TV, pop culture references are meant to give a knowing nod to those in the audience who understand the joke. But in an increasingly segmented and diverse country, those jokes may be pulling in fewer laughs.
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'Quartet': Dustin Hoffman, Behind The Camera

The veteran actor makes his directorial debut with a film about four aging opera singers who stage a concert at their retirement home. Starring Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay, the film explores friendship, memory and the time that remains.

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