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In China, A Persistent Thorn In The State's Side

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry follows the famous artist around the world as he repeatedly irks Chinese authorities with his art and political critiques. Fresh Air's John Powers says the documentary casts important light on the fight for greater freedom in China.
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Inside Actor Anthony Mackie's Love For 'Top Gun'

All summer long, fellow NPR program Weekends on All Things Considered is asking directors, actors and producers what movie they could watch over and over again. Today, actor Anthony Mackie talks about why "Top Gun" will always hold a special place in his heart.
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For Ai Weiwei, Politics And Arts Always Mix

Alison Klayman's documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry shows the famous Chinese artist's struggle against authorities. Klayman spoke to NPR's Robert Siegel about her film as well as Ai's artwork and politics.
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Navajo Teens Make Tough Choices In 'Heartbreak'

Thomas Martinez and Tamara Hardy dreamed of leaving home and going to college. But they grew up on a Navajo reservation and were torn, between those aspirations and their ties to their poverty-stricken community. Up Heartbreak Hill follows the high school seniors as they struggle with the decision.
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'Dark Knight Rises' Tops Weekend Box Office

The Dark Knight Rises was No. 1 at the box office over the weekend. The debut of the latest Batman film was in doubt after the deadly shooting at a midnight showing in Aurora, Colo.
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Watch This: William Friedkin's Unlikely Inspirations

The director of The Exorcist and The French Connection recommends three of his favorite Hollywood classics, all of which differ dramatically from the films Friedkin is known for.

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