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'Cameraperson' Captures A Filmmaker's Memoir Through Snippets Of Her Subjects

Kirsten Johnson has spent a quarter of a century as a documentary filmmaker. She joins NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about her own documentary that tells the story of her life behind the camera.

Robert Glasper Talks 'ArtScience,' The Latest From His Adventurous Jazz Crew

The Robert Glasper Experiment includes Casey Benjamin on sax, Derrick Hodge on bass and Mark Colenburg on drums. Their new album was created over just a few weeks in New Orleans.

Justin Tipping's Directorial Debut Follows Young Man's Pursuit Of His 'Kicks'

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to director Justin Tipping, whose debut feature film Kicks is out now. The movie focuses on a young black man living in an inner-city neighborhood in California, and the lengths he goes to retrieve his stolen vintage sneakers.

An Unforgettable 208-Second Flight Creates A Bureaucratic Frenzy In 'Sully'

A new film stars Tom Hanks as the airline captain who made an emergency landing on the Hudson in 2009. Critic David Edelstein says that Sully's flight sequence is by far the best part of the film.
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First Documentary About Pentagon 9/11 Attack Is 'Only Partly A Military Story'

The film's executive producer explains some of the reasons why a documentary solely about the Pentagon's Sept. 11 story was a hard sell.


Hollywood Offers New Batch Of Likely Awards Contenders For Fall

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a selective preview of likely blockbusters and awards contenders that Hollywood has in store for the fall.

Ava Duvernay And 'Queen Sugar': Celebrating Diversity, Inclusivity In TV

Ava Duvernay, director of the acclaimed film Selma, brings her talents to TV in Queen Sugar, an original drama series for Oprah's OWN network premiering Sept. 6.

Ray Liotta On 'Goodfellas,' Acting And His Return To TV

"My career has been up and down, and I like it much better being up," Liotta says. He plays a corrupt NYC police lieutenant on the NBC series Shades of Blue. Originally broadcast Jan. 12, 2016.

Movie Review: 'The Light Between Oceans'

Steve Inskeep talks to Justin Chang about the new movie: The Light Between Oceans — which is adapted from the novel by M.L. Stedman. Chang reviews movies for the Los Angeles Times.

S. Korea's Hit Zombie Film Is Also A Searing Critique Of Korean Society

The film's themes reflect the strains of modern Korea: distrust of government and institutions, disdain for corporate leaders and a sense everyone's in it for themselves.