July 20, 2012 The Queen of Versailles documents the rise and fall of David and Jackie Siegel, who lost their billions in the recession while building the biggest house in the U.S. Director Lauren Greenfield spoke to NPR about the film — and how the Siegels are an allegory for the overreaching of America.
July 6, 2012 The actress turned director just released her second feature, Take This Waltz, a look at a young couple's suddenly flat marriage. Polley spoke with NPR's Melissa Block about the movie, Hollywood's portrayal of women, and the perspective that comes with being a female director.
July 4, 2012 Mike Nichols has won every major entertainment award over a long career in theater, comedy, TV and film. He returned to Broadway directing a revival of Death of a Salesman, which picked up seven Tony nominations. Nichols warns the production may be his last. Originally broadcast May 23, 2012.
June 27, 2012 The film Beasts of the Southern Wild won top honors at Sundance and took a prize for best first film at Cannes. NPR's Melissa Block talks to director Benh Zeitlin about the isolated community he's imagined — and the extraordinary girl who narrates the picture.