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.
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.
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.
Actor Donald Faison could watch Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back a million times. "We spent a lot of money at the movie theaters," he says, "I want to say I saw it at the movie theaters 30 times."
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