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Richard Glatzer, Indie Film Director Behind 'Still Alice,' Dies

Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, who directed a number of well regarded indie films with his husband, Wash Westmoreland, has died. Glatzer had Lou Gehrig's disease but chose to keep working.
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Disney Announces Title Of Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.
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Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, Who Wrote And Directed 'Still Alice,' Dies At 63

The cause was complications of ALS. He is survived by his husband, Wash Westmoreland, who co-wrote and co-directed Still Alice. They are also known for their 2006 film Quinceanera.
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No Joke: Hollywood Comedy Producer Finds Career In Prison Reform

Scott Budnick hit it big in Hollywood as an executive producer of the Hangover movies. Then, in 2013, he decided to leave it all behind and focus full time on helping young people in prison.
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Movie Chains Balk At Netflix's Plan For Simultaneous Release

The streaming service plans to release Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, in theaters and online at the same time. But at least four major movie theater chains won't be showing it.
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Grace Hopper, 'The Queen Of Code,' Would Have Hated That Title

Gillian Jacobs, known for her role as Britta Perry on Community, directed a short documentary on the computer programming pioneer. She says Hopper wasn't fond of the hype over her accomplishments.
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'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Stays True To Its Name

Maggie Smith and Judi Dench reunite in Jaipur, India, for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which came to theaters Friday.
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Albert Maysles, Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker, Dies

Albert Maysles, a documentary filmmaker behind the films "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens" died Thursday at the age of 88. He was one of the fathers of what was called "direct cinema."
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'Merchants Of Doubt' Explores Work Of Climate Change Deniers

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to director Robert Kenner about his documentary, "Merchants of Doubt," which examines the work of climate change skeptics and their campaign to sway public opinion.
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Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies At 88

He is perhaps best known for the films Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter. The Oscar-nominated director died Thursday in New York.

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