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'Rover' Blends Quiet Character Moments Amid Societal Collapse

The Rover is a bleak film set in a very particular future. It's 10 years after a world-wide economic collapse, and the Australian outback is populated by unhinged people exhausted by heat and despair.
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In 'My Name Is Salt,' The Toil And Joy Of India's Salt Harvest

A documentary follows three generations of a family as they harvest the essential seasoning in the blazing desert heat of Gujarat, India. But rather than decry their hard labor, the film honors it.
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Man Freed After Confessing To Killing Son During Interrogation

After years in prison, Adrian Thomas was found not guilty for the murder of his infant son. His story was told in Scenes of a Crime. In this encore broadcast, the film's co-director explains the case.
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'How To Train Your Dragon' Sound Designer Explains The Movie's Roars

Randy Thom, the Oscar-winning sound designer for How to Train Your Dragon 2, tells NPR's Scott Simon how he and his team created voices and special effects for the dragons, such as the "fire sabre."
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A Tip From Ben Stiller: On Set, A 'Chicken' Is Not What It Seems

To kick off the series "Trade Lingo," the actor decodes terms distinctive to filmmaking. He shares the meanings behind such cryptic phrases as "10-100" and "chicken in the gate."
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It's A Summer Sequel Spectacular With 'Dragon' And 'Jump Street'

There are 16 movie sequels coming out this summer. Critic Bob Mondello singles out two that handle sequel-hood in vastly different (but successful) ways: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street.
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'Obvious Child': A Momentous Film Of Small, Embarrassing Truths

The indie film depicts a standup comic who decides to have an abortion after a one-night stand. David Edelstein lauds director Gillian Robespierre's courage.
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Remembering Ruby Dee: 'Think Of Me And Feel Encouraged'

In remembrance of the life of actress and activist Ruby Dee, Tell Me More presents an encore broadcast of Michel Martin's 2007 interview with the legendary actress and activist.
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Stories Of President George H.W. Bush, From 41 Closest Friends

President George H.W. Bush turned 90 this week. A new CNN documentary 41 On 41 speaks to 41 of his closest family and colleagues. Michel Martin learns more from Executive Producer Mary Kate Cary.
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'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Is More Growly And Snarly (And Wise) Than Ever

How to Train Your Dragon 2 — one of the most anticipated family movies of the summer — opens Friday. Elizabeth Blair says the animation is more detailed, the stakes higher and the lessons amplified.

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