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Muhammed Ali Vs. Sonny Liston: The 'Worst Mess In History Of Sports'

In remembrance of Muhammed Ali, NPR looks back at Robert Siegel's conversation with filmmaker Gary Robinov, director of Raising Ali, about the 50th anniversary of the heavyweight boxing match between Ali and Sonny Liston in Lewiston, Maine. This story originally aired on May 22, 2015, on All Things Considered.
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Syrian Teen's 9-Minute Doc Hits Cannes, Sundance, L.A. Film Fest

After her family fled to a refugee camp, she took a workshop in making videos. Her film about day-to-day life is now making the festival rounds.
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Los Angeles Film Festival Highlights Diversity In Film Industry

The Los Angeles Film Festival opened this week, showcasing the work of its most diverse roster of filmmakers yet. Film critic Carla Renata offers her take on the festival lineup.
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'Art Bastard': A Rebel With A Canvas

Robert Cenedella established himself in the 1960s as the anti-Warhol. A new documentary goes through his years fighting against the New York art establishment by being, well, what the title says.
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Track Star Alexi Pappas Chases Olympic Dreams In Her New Feature Film

Pappas co-wrote, co-directed and stars in Tracktown, which follows a young runner trying to make it to the Olympics. Pappas will be competing for Greece at this summer's games.
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The 'Best Fake Rappers Out There' Satirize Breakout Success In 'Popstar'

Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer describe themselves as "frappers" — fake rappers. Working together as The Lonely Island, they created a comic film about pop-music documentaries.
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From Sequels To Reboots, Familiar Faces Return To The Multiplex This Summer

NPR's Bob Mondello has a selective preview of summer movies from superhero blockbusters to music documentaries and everything in between.
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In 'Unlocking The Cage,' A Man Fights To Achieve Legal Rights For Animals

Unlocking the Cage is the latest from filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. Pennebaker made his name with the Bob Dylan documentary, Don't Look Back, and Monterey Pop. For some 40 years, he and Hegedus, his wife, have collaborated on award-winning films such as The War Room, about Bill Clinton's presidential campaign.
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'The Witness' Tells A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder

As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Solomon and William Genovese explore in their new film.
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Military Veterans Take On Zombies In 'Range 15'

Range 15 is a new zombie movie made by war veterans for veterans. It's a dark comedy with a cast that includes a Navy Cross recipient, amputees and William Shatner.

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