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'Friends,' Kids And Beating The System

Renee Montagne talks to Jennifer Westfeldt, known for writing and starring in the indie hit Kissing Jessica Stein, about her new comedy Friends with Kids, which she wrote, directed and stars in.
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In 'Mosquita Y Mari,' A Tale Of Self And Community

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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Spurred By Success, Publishers Look For The Next 'Hunger Games'

The Hunger Games has been a huge success, and the film adaptation is only weeks away. Now, publishers are looking for the next big dystopian hit.
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'Being Flynn' Takes On Father-Son Relationships

Filmmaker Paul Weitz's new film, Being Flynn, is about a struggling writer who meets his estranged father while working at a homeless shelter. The movie stars Robert De Niro and Paul Dano, and it's based on a 2004 memoir by Nick Flynn. Host Rachel Martin talks with Weitz.
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'Being Flynn': Taking In A Prodigal Father

A fractious, self-deluding writer (Robert De Niro) reaches out to his adult son (Paul Dano) after almost two decades of estrangement. Critic Bob Mondello says the movie could have been precious in the wrong hands, but director Paul Weitz and his cast tell an emotionally real story.
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DeVito Speaks For The Trees In 'The Lorax'

Danny DeVito's a short and funny guy with a long and winding career in movies, TV, on-stage and online. His latest project transports him to the land of Truffula trees and singing fish. Host Scott Simon speaks to DeVito about voicing the title character in the new adaptation of Dr. Seuss's book, The Lorax.

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