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Filmmaker Shoots At The Heart Of The Tornado

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Identity Crisis: Shabana Azmi stars in playwright Girish Karnad's Kennedy Center production of Broken Images, about a Hindu short-story writer who wonders if she has betrayed her language and identity by writing an English best-seller. Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Shabana Azmi, Acting On Her Convictions

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Filmmaker Chronicles The Reality Of U.S. Troops In Iraq

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Brad Pitt plays Mr.O'Brien, an archetypal 1950s patriarch who loves his family and can't help but imposes huge expectations on them. Merie Wallace/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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Pitt Plays The American Patriarch In 'Tree Of Life'

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'X-Men's' Michael Fassbender On His Magnetic Role

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John Waters darkens his mustache with an eyebrow pencil. "It's there," he says, "but it needs help, just like everything needs help that has some kind of style to it. It doesn't come naturally. It needs a little bit of help." Greg Gorman hide caption

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John Waters Reflects On His 'Role Models'

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The cast of Paul Feig's Bridesmaids: Melissa McCarthy (from left), Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and co-writer Kristen Wiig. Suzanne Hanover/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Putting The Bride (And The Laughs) In 'Bridesmaids'

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Chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer pictured in 1971, at age 28. /AP hide caption

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Bobby Fischer: A Chess Champ 'Against The World'

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Javier Bardem plays Uxbal, a hustler moving counterfeit goods, in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful. Jose Haro/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Javier Bardem Reflects On A 'Biutiful' Acting Career

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Small Town Navigates Demographic Shift

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Norman Jewison (right) on the set of the 1999 film The Hurricane, which starred Denzel Washington as a boxer wrongly convicted of murder. Getty Images hide caption

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Norman Jewison's 50 Years In Film: A True 'Superstar'

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NOW Ensemble's new album Awake features five so-called indie classical composers. New Amsterdam hide caption

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Tenors, Indie Sounds And Scarlatti: New Classical Albums

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Corey Stoll Takes On Literary Voice Of Hemingway

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Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer (left) and Ewan McGregor star as father and son in Mike Mills' Beginners. Focus Features hide caption

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'Beginners': A Son's 'Love Letter' To His Gay Father

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Susan Sarandon (left) as Louise and Geena Davis as Thelma in the 1991 film that won screenwriter Callie Khouri an Academy Award. MGM/Photofest hide caption

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Looking Back On 'Thelma & Louise' 20 Years Later

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