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Laurie Anderson Reflects On Life And Loss In 'Heart Of A Dog'

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson talks to Fresh Air's Terry Gross about her late dog, Lolabelle, her mother's death and the accident that nearly killed her. Anderson's new film is Heart of a Dog.

In 'Just Eat It,' Filmmakers Feast For 6 Months On Discarded Food

Roughly 133 billion pounds of food go uneaten each year — much of it still edible. So for a half-year, the two filmmakers behind Just Eat It vowed to eat nothing but food entering the waste stream.

In 'Good Dinosaur,' Director Peter Sohn Helps An Herbivore Conquer His Fears

Arlo the dinosaur is scared of a lot things, and that's something Sohn says he can relate to. "That test has been with me my whole life — trying to find ways to get through these little fears."

'Brooklyn' Chronicles The Heartache Of The Irish-American Immigrant Experience

Director John Crowley and actress Saoirse Ronan join Fresh Air to discuss Brooklyn, a film about a homesick immigrant forced to choose between her familiar hometown and an unpredictable new life.
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How Scientific Fact Informs Science Fiction

Tech Tuesday explores the complicated relationship between science fiction, popular culture and scientific fact.


Documenting The Documenters In Afghanistan: 'Not An Easy Job'

The documentary Frame by Frame tells the story of four photographers working in Afghanistan. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with director Alexandria Bombach and, from Kabul, photojournalist Farzana Wahidy.

Governors Awards Recognize Career-Long Achievements

Sunday, there are three new winners of the Governors Award. The honorary Oscars were awarded last night to Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds.

Arrested Development Meets Adulthood In 'James White'

James White is an indie drama about a slacker dealing with the death of one parent and the decline of another. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's both intimate and intense.

Old And New Worlds Collide In An Unpredictable, Lovely 'Brooklyn'

Saoirse Ronan plays a homesick Irish immigrant forced to choose between two suitors – and two countries — in the new film, Brooklyn. Critic David Edelstein says the movie "plays like a dream."

Indie Filmmaker Brings Story Of Chile's '33' Miners To The Big Screen

Before making the film, Patricia Riggen met with the real miners and heard their stories. She says she aimed to "portray the heart of these guys and what they went through emotionally."