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'Indie Darling' Greta Gerwig, Making A Bigger Splash

The star of Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress has made a name for herself in supporting roles in independent films like Greenberg, and for a style that stands out for its naturalism. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the writer, director and actress about her movie career.
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Greta Gerwig: 'Hollywood's Indie Darling'

Robert Siegel talks to writer, director, actress Greta Gerwig about her movie career and her latest film, Damsels in Distress. The Barnard College alum has had some small roles in pictures such as Greenberg where she shone, despite the films' less than stellar reviews. She has a style that seems a departure from glamor, and stands out for its naturalistic style.
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Film Festival Turns Lens To African Homeland

The 19th New York African Film Festival kicks off Wednesday, with a wide selection of films exploring ideas of home and homeland. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with the festival's founder Mahen Bonetti, and documentary filmmaker Laura Gamse, who is showing her film The Creators about South African artists.
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To Be Or Not To Be (The Pope) Is The Question

The Vatican is thrown into crisis when the just-elected pontiff doubts he can do the job. NPR's Bob Mondello says We Have A Pope director Nanni Moretti leavens the institutional and emotional stress with humor, and star Michel Piccoli delivers a sweetly sympathetic performance. (Recommended)
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A Sublime, Impressionistic 'Deep Blue Sea'

Terence Davies' newest film is a free adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play The Deep Blue Sea, starring Rachel Weisz as a woman who leaves her older, aristocratic husband for a young and penniless ex-officer. (Recommended)
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Get Your Geek On With 'Comic-Con Episode IV'

Movie maker Morgan Spurlock, director and star of Supersize Me and The Greatest Story Ever Sold, has a documentary opening on the West Coast this weekend: Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope. It introduces a group of determined popular culture enthusiasts who've come to San Diego's enormous convention in the summer of 2010 to pursue their different but connected dreams.

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