Robert Siegel talks with Director Lee Hirsch about his new documentary Bully. The film follow several middle and high school students who are victims of bullying. Recently, the Motion Picture Association of America gave Bully an R-rating for its language content. Almost 300,000 people so far have signed an online petition asking the MPAA to change the rating to a PG-13. Hirsch talks about the ratings controversy and the film.
Director Mike Nichols' story can be traced from Nazi Germany to Hollywood and Broadway. Over more than 50 years in show business, he's done serious (The Graduate), he's done shtick (Spamalot) and now he's doing a revival. Nichols' production of Death of a Salesman opens March 15.
In Friends with Kids, Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt play two best friends who decide to have a baby together while keeping their relationship platonic — so the baby doesn't interfere with their romantic lives. Critic David Edelstein says the film is simply marvelous. (Recommended)
The story of budding love between two Chicana teens, it's the first narrative feature by a Chicana director to screen at the Sundance Film Festival. Nishat Kurwa of Turnstyle News reports on the movie's personal and community origins.
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