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Rebecca Hall (right) works on the set of Passing with actors Ruth Negga (left) and Tessa Thompson. Netflix hide caption

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'Passing' filmmaker Rebecca Hall shares the personal story behind her movie

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Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny and Woody Norman as Jesse in C'mon C'mon. Courtesy of Tobin Yelland/A24 hide caption

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Mike Mills' 'C'mon C'mon' feels like a shared memory

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Will Smith looks back on his life in the memoir, Will. "Those difficulties and those traumas and the mental anguish that I had to overcome was a big part of me growing into the person I am today," he says. Lorenzo Agius/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Will Smith says he crafted a joyful image to cover the pain of the past

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Paul McCartney, shown here in 1963, says the initial rush of Beatlemania "was the fulfillment of all our dreams." Fiona Adams/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul McCartney knew he'd never top The Beatles — and that's just fine with him

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Edgar Wright (center) works with actor Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith on the set of Last Night in Soho. Greg Williams/Focus Features hide caption

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Edgar Wright tells a different kind of ghost story in 'Last Night in Soho'

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In September 1971, prisoners at Attica prison in update New York revolted in protest of inhumane living conditions. Showtime/Firelight hide caption

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How the Attica prison uprising started — and why it still resonates today

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Oscar Isaac, shown here at the 2020 Academy Awards, credits his father with introducing him to acting: "I started making movies with his camcorder." Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images hide caption

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For Oscar Isaac, life — and acting — is all about impermanence

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The Rescue chronicles the 2018 rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. National Geographic hide caption

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Documentary follows the divers who risked it all in the Thailand cave rescue

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Ben Platt won a Tony award in 2017 for his starring role in Dear Evan Hansen. Now he's starring in a new film adaptation of the musical. Brian Ach/Invision/AP hide caption

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'Dear Evan Hansen' Actor Ben Platt Escapes From Anxiety By Being In The Spotlight

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Composer and sound artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, photographed during a screening of Candyman on Aug. 17, 2021 in New York. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Universal Pictu hide caption

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'Candyman' Composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe Sings, Scares The Body Electric

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Bob Ross hosted The Joy of Painting for 31 seasons in the 1980s and '90s. He died in 1995. The painter is now the subject of a new documentary, Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed. Netflix hide caption

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Bob Ross Documentary Filmmakers Ran Into Some Happy Little Legal Hurdles

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How Troy Kotsur of 'CODA' broke barriers as a deaf actor, on stage and on screen

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Randy Thomas, former executive vice president of Exodus International, denounces the group's actions and "conversion therapy" as a whole in the Netflix documentary Pray Away. Netflix hide caption

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Former 'Ex-Gay' Leaders Denounce 'Conversion Therapy' In A New Documentary

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At the beginning of the new movie The Green Knight, Dev Patel's Gawain is the young headstrong nephew of King Arthur. He isn't a knight yet and has a lot to prove. A24 hide caption

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Dev Patel Conquers 'The Green Knight' And Embraces Every Role As A Journey

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Questlove, here at the Grammys in January 2020, says the pandemic has changed him. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for the Recording Academy hide caption

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For Questlove, The Pandemic Meant Embracing Quiet — And Buying A Farm

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Sonequa Martin-Green attends the premiere of Warner Bros Space Jam: A New Legacy at Regal LA Live on July 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Amy Sussman/FilmMagic via Getty Images hide caption

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Sly Stone performs at the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, in a still from the film Summer of Soul. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Questlove Discusses His Must-See New Doc, 'Summer Of Soul'

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The new movie Zola is based on a viral Twitter thread. Taylour Paige (right) stars as Zola, and Riley Keough (left) plays Stefani, the exotic dancer who invites her on an ill-fated road trip to Florida. Courtesy A24 hide caption

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How Hollywood Translated The Epic Poetry Of The Viral 'Zola' Thread

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Riley Keough and Taylour Paige in Zola. Anna Kooris/A24 hide caption

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Riley Keough On 'Zola' And Finding Empathy For Anti-Heroes

Sam interviews Riley Keough, one of the stars of Zola— a new movie adapted from a viral 148-tweet thread story full of sex work, guns and plot twists. They talk about how Riley prepared her character's "blaccent," why she tends to play unlikeable characters, and how she became a death doula.

Riley Keough On 'Zola' And Finding Empathy For Anti-Heroes

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Megan Rapinoe and her teammates on the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team filed a lawsuit in 2019 over equal pay. Sean Fine/Courtesy HBO Max hide caption

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The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Struggle For Equal Pay Featured In New 'LFG' Documentary

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Using giant lollipops as paddles, Denise Nickerson, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole and Paris Themmen sail down the chocolate river. Arthur Sidey/Mirrorpix/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Ago, A Group Of Child Actors Helped To Make Movie History

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John Boyega attends the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on February 2, 2020 in London, England. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Presenting 'Fresh Air': Actor John Boyega On Hollywood, Police And 'Star Wars'

Sam sits in the Fresh Air host chair to talk to actor John Boyega. Since finishing his star-making role in the Star Wars franchise in 2019 and after the protests that followed the murder of George Floyd last year, Boyega has been outspoken about his treatment as a Black actor in Hollywood, and in the Star Wars franchise itself. He talked to Sam about why he was ready to talk about the "elephant in the room" that is racism in Hollywood and what he's doing to change things.

Presenting 'Fresh Air': Actor John Boyega On Hollywood, Police And 'Star Wars'

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