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Cate Blanchett Swears On Australian TV; Flap Ensues

When Cate Blanchett was interviewed about her role in Cinderella last week, the interview came to an abrupt end with some inappropriate language. Oh, my! What would Prince Charming think?
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'The Breakfast Club' At 30: '80s Classic Still Relatable Today

The Breakfast Club turned 30 this year. A look at the John Hughes-directed movie and how teenagers today can still relate.
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Photography, Misery And Beauty In 'The Salt Of The Earth'

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews The Salt Of The Earth, a documentary directed by Wim Wenders about Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.
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In 'While We're Young,' The Border Between Ridicule And Sympathy Is Thin

Noah Baumbach's new comedy is about a couple in their 40s who befriend 20-something hipsters and go wild. It gets off to a fun start, but two-thirds of the way through takes a surprising turn.
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Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of "blind faith." The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.

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Family Secret And Cultural Identity Revealed In 'Little White Lie'

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up believing she was white. Her latest documentary, Little White Lie, explores the secret that changed her life.
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'Seymour': A Loving Portrait Of An Acclaimed Classical Pianist

Seymour: An Introduction is an inspiring new documentary by the actor Ethan Hawke. It's about Seymour Bernstein, who quit a successful concert career at the age of 50 to become a piano teacher.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 19, 2015

You can see documentary shorts by local filmmakers or travel through time with a classical music concert.

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Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

For years, an anonymous Syrian group has been posting short, simple films on the Internet featuring people opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But their films feature Syrians with every point of view, even including some who support the Assad regime. And they rarely show Syria's destruction or images of death. Charif Kiwan, a spokesperson for the group, calls such depictions undignified.
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HBO Documentary 'The Jinx' Ends With Surprising Confession

In the bombshell finale Sunday night of HBO's six-part documentary "The Jinx," the film's subject, Robert Durst, appeared to confess to several murders.

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