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U.S. soldiers stand guard along the perimeter at the international airport in Kabul Aug. 16, 2021. Shekib Rahmani/AP hide caption

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Our Film Critic Explores Why The Harrowing Afghanistan Images May Feel Familiar

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Jean Satterfield plays the revolutionary leader of an underground women's army in the 1983 feminist classic Born in Flames. Argenis Apolinario/The Bronx Museum of the Arts hide caption

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This 1983 Feminist Film Was Set In The Dystopian Future, So Basically Right Now

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From left: Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu and actors Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva at the Cannes Film Festival. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Rafiki': The Lesbian Love Story That Kenya Banned And Then Unbanned

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Chef Val James inspired her daughter to create a documentary about the challenges female chefs face, including access to capital, sexual harassment, and family time off. Robert Featherstone/A Fine Line hide caption

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Nigel Munyati, the director of the Zimbabwean International Film and Festival Trust, launched a film competition based on a single question: "What does it mean to be Zimbabwean?" The submissions came in slowly at first. "Young Zimbabweans are still tentative about taking advantage of that freedom of speech," he says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'Free But Not Free': Zimbabwe's Amateur Filmmakers Turn A Lens On Their Country

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Writer-director Jordan Peele says that making Get Out represents his "truest passion." Rich Fury/Invision/AP hide caption

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'Get Out' Sprang From An Effort To Master Fear, Says Director Jordan Peele

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From left to right, Salvatore Corsitto as Bonasera, James Caan as Santino 'Sonny' Corleone and Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in 'The Godfather'. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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'Take The Cannoli': 45 Years Spent Quoting 'The Godfather'

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Saba, 18, eloped with her fiance, which her family regarded as bringing shame upon them. So her father and uncle tried to kill her. Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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She Survived An 'Honor Killing': Oscar-Winning Documentary Airs Tonight

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Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film The Martian, center, makes hand prints in cement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Mars Yard in Pasadena, Calif. in Aug. 2015. Damon is shown with Mars Science Lab Project Manager Jim Erickson, left, and NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel. Bill Ingalls/AP hide caption

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Gone with the Wind has sold more than 200 million tickets — most of them back when there were far fewer people on the planet. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Superlatives Notwithstanding, Even 'The Force' Has Its Limits

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Samuel L. Jackson is one of the stars of Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight, which is showing in 100 theaters in 70-millimeter film — a nearly-obsolete premium format. Andrew Cooper/Courtesy of the Weinstein Company hide caption

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Old-School Projection Fans Are Grateful For 'Hateful Eight' In 70 Millimeter

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Everyone knows beavers can swim, but at one point they also soared through the skies in Idaho thanks to a novel relocation method involving parachutes. Mathieu Belanger/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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