The documentary Bully caught national attention when it received an R rating for harsh language from the Motion Picture Association of America. Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company — which distributed the film — discusses the decision to re-edit the film for release with a PG-13 rating.
Philippe Falardeau weaves issues of social taboos and authority in his Oscar-nominated film Monsieur Lazhar. Falardeau's films blend comedy and tragedy in a way that can ruffle audiences, and Lazhar is no exception.
The Canadian drama Monsieur Lazhar, about a teacher who steps into a job no one else wants, was nominated for this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. NPR's Bob Mondello says the Montreal middle school at the film's center is populated with intriguingly complicated characters. (Recommended)
Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the creators of the Harold and Kumar franchise, recently directed American Reunion. In the latest installment of Morning Edition's "Watch This" series, Steve Inskeep talks with the filmmakers about their picks for home entertainment.
He's a true global icon, despite having died more than forty years ago. We explore how Pan Africanism in Jamaica and the challenging history of the Rasta spiritual path influenced musical legend Bob Marley.
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