Justin Timberlake arrives at the premiere of In Time on October 20.

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Strange, Even As Fiction: Rhys Ifans (right, with Vanessa Redgrave) plays the 17th Earl of Oxford in Anonymous, a political melodrama inspired by a discredited theory about who "really" wrote the plays of Shakespeare.

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A caretaker and his patient in the documentary Serving Life.

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The documentary Hell and Back Again follows U.S. Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris and his wife, Ashley, as the two grapple with the physical and emotional fallout of his injuries in Afghanistan.

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According to actress Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the film, Jerome Robbins' challenging choreography made the filming of West Side Story a grueling experience: "I think most dancers ... [worked] so bloody hard that the only way to live through some of the physical torture was just to, you know, employ your sense of humor."

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A scene from The Learning, a documentary about teachers from the Philippines who are working in Baltimore.

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Grace Amper came to the United States to teach in Baltimore. She had to leave her son Gadiel and husband Jojo Gonzales behind in the Philippines for the first year.

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Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who walks the Camino de Santiago, a historical pilgrimage across northern Spain. Along the way, he sprinkles the ashes of his son, who died on the 500-mile route.

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In 50/50, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Adam, a public radio host stricken with cancer who enlists his best friend, played by Seth Rogen, for moral and physical support. Chris Helcermanas-Benge/Summit Publicity hide caption

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