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Julie Delpy, Keeping It Real In '2 Days In New York'

In her new directorial effort, the actress — who also co-wrote the script — plays a neurotic woman whose French family is coming to New York. Delpy talks to All Things Considered's Audie Cornish about her roles behind and before the camera.
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An Inner-City School With Gallery-Like Halls

Chicago's Dixon School looks more like an African-American art gallery than a public school. In the largely black blue-collar neighborhood of Chatham, a school where art plays a central role in the lives of students is a rarity. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with director Pamela Sherrod Anderson about her documentary, The Curators of Dixon School.
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Al Freeman Jr. Remembered For Soaps To Spike Lee

Actor, director, and professor Al Freeman Jr. died on Friday at the age of 78. He's best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film, Malcolm X. But many may not know that he was the first African-American to win a Daytime Emmy Award. Guest host Jacki Lyden remembers Freeman's life and legacy.
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The Movie Peter Hedges Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Writer-director Peter Hedges could watch Hal Ashby's 1971 film Harold and Maude a million times. He says the totality of the film is "much greater" than other, more perfect films.
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Jeremy Renner Is 'Bourne's' New Lead Character

The Bourne Legacy is the fourth film in a franchise with the name Bourne in the title, but it's the first one without Matt Damon in the starring role. It seems like a radical change, but fans shouldn't be worried.
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In Times Of Drought, Movies Show Tenacity Of Life

The current nationwide drought won't let up — it's being compared to other drawn-out dry spells in the '30s and '50s. NPR's Bob Mondello looks at how droughts have inspired Hollywood over the decades. The results vary in tone but always highlight people's resilience — the simple stubbornness of life.

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