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Coming Out, Coming Of Age As A Teen 'Pariah'

A black 17-year-old struggles with how to be in the world in a new film directed by Dee Rees. Pariah charmed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival in Januaryand Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper say the film has been cathartic for their own families as well.
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In 'Pariah,' High Stakes Of Being Gay Black Teens

Opening in select U.S. theaters Wednesday, Pariah follows the story of Alike, a 17-year-old lesbian who tries coming to terms with her conflicting identities. Along her journey, Alike's bonds with friends and families are thrown into jeopardy. Host Michel Martin speaks with leading actress Adepero Oduye and director Dee Rees.
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Oscar Ballots To Start Arriving In Mailboxes

The end is nearing for an unusual year at the movies — no single film has dominated the conversation in Hollywood. Thousands of people in the industry will get a chance to say what they think of this year's films when the first Academy Award ballots are mailed out Tuesday.
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The Fact, And Fiction, Of 'My Week With Marilyn'

The new bio-pic My Week with Marilyn chronicles the making of The Prince and the Showgirl, in which Laurence Olivier acted with and directed Marilyn Monroe. Sarah Churchwell, author of The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, talks to Robert Siegel about what elements of the film ring true.
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A Sunday Christmas Means A Change For Holiday Movies

The Christmas holidays always mean big money for Hollywood. The week between Christmas and New Year's Eve is traditionally the biggest box-office week of the year. But this year something weird is going on: more movies are opening on Sunday instead of the traditional Friday. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello about what this will mean for the holiday movie season.
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Comparing Favorite Holiday Flicks With A Pro

What are the best movies to watch during the holidays? Depends on whom you ask. Host Scott Simon talks with director Cameron Crowe, whose films include Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire and the just-released We Bought a Zoo, about some of his personal favorites.

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