Broomfield, who moved to Palin's hometown of Wasilla, AK, while making the film, was ultimately unable to secure an interview with the former Republican vice-presidential candidate — so he appears with a cardboard stand-up of her in his documentary. Freestyle Releasing hide caption

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Dark Skies: Jeff Nichols' haunting Take Shelter centers on an Ohio man (Michael Shannon, with Tova Stewart) plagued with nightmares about a coming apocalypse. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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This photo, taken from a 2003 U.S. Department of Defense surveillance video, was released by Omar Khadr's lawyers. Khadr (pictured) is in an interrogation room at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Les Films Adobe hide caption

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Shock And Aw-Shucks: Adam's best friend, Kyle (Seth Rogen), bucks him up with black comedy — and a trip to the bar to troll for babes. Chris Helcermanas-Benge/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Cruz Reynoso was the first Latino justice on the California Supreme Court. Courtesy of California Supreme Court hide caption

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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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This image provided by Cinecitta studio's in Rome shows Charlton Heston in a scene from the movie Ben-Hur being shot in 1958. AP hide caption

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