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A Mouse Watches Film Noir And Offers Clues To Human Consciousness

Researchers in Seattle have created a public observatory for studying the visual circuitry in a mouse's brain. Among the attractions: watching 18,000 neurons respond to Orson Welles' Touch of Evil.
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'Just Another Version Of You' Celebrates Norman Lear's TV Legacy

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to legendary television producer Norman Lear about some insights into his character featured in a new documentary about his life called Just Another Version of You.
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'He Had Many More Films To Make': Remembering Iranian Director Abbas Kiarostami

Kiarostami began making films in 1970 and continued after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. His work helped make Iranian cinema a major international force. The director died Monday in Paris at age 76.
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A Boy With Autism Makes Connections Through Cartoons In 'Life, Animated'

A new documentary tells the story of Owen Suskind, a boy with autism whose love of Disney helps him navigate the world. David Edelstein calls Life, Animated "heartbreaking and exhilarating."
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Movie Review: 'Our Little Sister'

Japanese dramas don't get the publicity of that country's animated films but our reviewer says there is a new drama that deserves our attention. He says Our Little Sister must be seen to be believed.
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In 'Ten Years,' A Dystopian Vision Of Hong Kong's Future Under China

The Hong Kong movie industry is best known for martial arts and crime thrillers, but this year's hottest film is a dark meditation on what Hong Kong could be like in 2025.
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Documentary Explores The Cyber-War Secrets Of Stuxnet

Alex Gibney's new documentary, Zero Days, looks at the Stuxnet worm — a cyber weapon developed by the U.S. and Israel. Gibney talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about the film and the future of cyber warfare.
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What's Worth Watching In Movie Theaters This Summer?

New installments in the X-Men, Ghostbusters, Star Trek and Captain America franchises are hitting the big screen this summer. NPR film critic Bob Mondello talks about what to see.
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Michael Cimino, Director Of 'The Deer Hunter,' Dies At 77

Cimino received broad critical acclaim for the 1978 Vietnam War epic The Deer Hunter, which won five Oscars. He followed it up with Heaven's Gate, one of the most famous flops in film history.
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'Ant' Is A Movie About Ants — Or Is It?

The director, a young man from Tajikistan, says he wanted to show a day in the life of an ant. But there may be more to it than that.

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