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Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is being shown in cinemas across the U.S. — but for just a few weeks — before heading for Netflix streaming. Carlos Somonte/Netflix hide caption

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With An Eye On Oscars, Netflix Sent 'Roma' To Theaters First

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Cassie Langdon holds her MoviePass card outside AMC Indianapolis 17 theatre in Indianapolis on Jan. 30. MoviePass, the discount service for movie tickets, announced it will not be raising prices but will be capping theater visits at three per month. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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The AMC cinema in Riyadh hosted the first film screening in more than three decades on April 18. Movie theaters open to the wider public next month after Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas as part of a far-reaching liberalization drive. Bandar Al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities

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U.S. troops, in tan uniforms, look over maps with Afghan rebel commander Rashid Dostum (center) in October 2001. A dozen U.S. soldiers teamed up with Dostum's force to defeat the Taliban in northern Afghanistan. Courtesy of Bob Pennington hide caption

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'12 Strong': When The Afghan War Looked Like A Quick, Stirring Victory

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Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Florida Project, The Big Sick, Coco and Girls Trip all made NPR's top list. Sony Pitcures Classics/Universal Pictures/A24/Lionsgate/Disney Pixar/Universal Studios hide caption

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NPR's Favorite Movies Of 2017

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Dillon Smith gets popcorn for customers in the concession stand at the TK/Starlite Drive-In Theater in Nebraska. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait In Line

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Sonata Director Aparna Sen is a veteran of the small, artistic cinema. She says while mainstream films often "commodify" women, "the good news is that many different films are now being made about women" and by women who are starting their own production companies. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Feminist Films Push Boundaries In India

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Jonathan Demme speaks with an interviewer at a 25th anniversary showing of The Silence of the Lambs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City last year. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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The Palestinian-Israeli movie Bar Bahar has won acclaim for its intimate portrayal of three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv. Courtesy of Maysaloun Hamoud hide caption

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New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

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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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