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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, On Life And The Lenses We Look Through

The actor chatted with NPR's Rachel Martin about his writing and directing debut Don Jon. The film, which also stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza, is about porn addict trying to make it in a relationship.
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Film Industry Gives Virginia Economic Boost

Virginia's film industry is making millions of dollars for the state while employing residents.

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'Don Jon': Smooth Move There, Mr. Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's writing and directing debut is a modern look at a Don Juan who's got a bit of a porn problem. NPR's Bob Mondello says it's an assured first film from an actor who's clearly been paying attention to what makes a movie work.
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A Brutal Movie From China, Ripped From The Headlines

A Touch of Sin, from director Jia Zhangke, is a tangle of four violent vignettes — all based on true stories — that made it past China's famously strict censors with hardly any cuts. It gets its U.S. premiere this weekend at the New York Film Festival.
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Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' Is An Openhearted Directorial Debut

Joseph Gordon-Levitt also wrote and stars in the film, about a prolific seducer and porn addict who changes his ways when Scarlett Johansson's character enters the picture. Critic David Edelstein says Don Jon is smart, with a subversive touch.
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'Trials' Relives Painful Past Of Muhammad Ali

Three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali has been the subject of many documentaries. But a new one has arrived in theaters: The Trials of Muhammad Ali looks at the former champion's religious and political beliefs.
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Arabian Sights Film Festival

Arabian Sights will feature films from several countries including Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine.

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States Ponder Costs, Benefits Of Film Incentives

Targeted fiscal policies lure high-profile Hollywood productions — and the jobs and cash that come with them — to certain states. But in many cases, film companies get far more money from the state's coffers than they actually pay in sales and payroll taxes.
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'12 Years' Star Alfre Woodard: 'You're Never Too Young For The Truth'

Actress Alfre Woodard missed out on an Emmy last night for her role in 'Steel Magnolias,' but she's got plenty of other golden statues to comfort her. She's also generating buzz for the upcoming film '12 Years a Slave.' Woodard takes us behind the scenes of that film, and offers some wisdom about the acting business.
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Disney Experiments With 2-Screen Experience Involves iPads

The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live has opened in select theaters across the country. Children are encouraged to bring their iPad to the theater, and during the movie they become part of the story, play games and compete with the audience."

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