October 20, 2012 The HBO film The Girl sets out to shed light on the complicated behind-the-scenes relationship between actress Tippi Hedren and director Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of The Birds in 1963. As Elizabeth Blair explains, Hitchcock's obsession with Hedren is the stuff of a Hollywood thriller.
October 15, 2012 Actor John Hawkes has played plenty of unusual characters, but the physical demands of his latest role required ingenuity and pain management. He speaks with All Things Considered about the difficulty of playing a character who is paralyzed from the neck down.
October 12, 2012 Publicist-turned-filmmaker Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere follows an inmate's wife's struggle to start over. It's part of a larger, indie film movement that aims to expand the audience for black cinema by telling stories that are "emotionally resonant [to] all."
October 9, 2012 Filmmaker Andrea Arnold has seen no lack of accolades for her previous work, especially her 2006 directorial debut, Red Road. She discussed the challenges and rewards of her latest undertaking, a new adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.
October 6, 2012 Ben Affleck transitioned from a celebrated career as an actor to an equally acclaimed role as the director of films such as The Town. His latest film, Argo, which he directed and stars in, takes on the Iran hostage crisis with a mix of comedy and thrills.
October 4, 2012 More than 30 years ago, a couple answered a scientist's newspaper ad — and spent two years searching for a monarch butterfly sanctuary in Mexico. The new IMAX film Flight of the Butterflies chronicles how they helped solve the mystery of the monarch's migration.