Craig Foster spent a year diving — without oxygen or a wetsuit — into the frigid sea near Cape Town, South Africa. His documentary is now nominated for an Oscar. Originally broadcast Oct. 20, 2020.
The celebrated Korean actor plays a loving, mischievous grandma in Minari — a role that has earned her newfound fame in the U.S. She says the character brought back memories of her great-grandmother.
Judas and the Black Messiah has made Oscar history as the first Best Picture nominee with an all-Black producing team. And it's not the first time producer Charles D. King has made Hollywood history.
Izzard is the co-writer and director of a new movie, Six Minutes to Midnight, based on the real story of a 1930s British finishing school for the daughters of high-ranking Nazis.
Ahmed is nominated for an Oscar for his role as a drummer who loses his hearing in Sound of Metal. To prepare for the part, he immersed himself in deaf culture. Originally broadcast Dec. 15, 2020.
Up for Oscars for two different movies — The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm -- Cohen says he was influenced by Peter Sellers, Monty Python and French clown Philippe Gaulier.
The Oscar-nominated film imagines a place where souls are matched with unique passions. Pete Docter and Kemp Powers say their movie is meant to challenge conventional notions of success and failure.
Friday on Political Rewind, we step away from the headlines to have a conversation with one of the most respected and beloved artists to come out of the Atlanta theater community. Kenny Leon is a Tony award-winning director of Broadway theater, filmmaker and director of primetime television shows. His latest work is Robin Roberts Presents: The Mahalia Jackson Story.
The song "Strange Fruit" is the powerful and thematically horrifying centerpiece of the new film The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, which positions music as a powerful force for change.
Chung's semi-autobiographical film follows a Korean American father who moves his family to a farm in rural Arkansas. Minari began one afternoon when Chung wrote down 80 childhood memories.
The new movie Cherry follows an Iraq war vet who gets addicted to heroin and starts robbing banks. It's based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nico Walker, who was just released from prison.
At 83, Hopkins says he knew exactly how the play his role in the film The Father. "I just had a sense of it," he says. The film was directed by Florian Zeller, whose grandmother had dementia.
Director Lee Isaac Chung's film is loosely based on his childhood. He tells NPR he's not trying to refute the idea of the American dream, but to speak to the feeling of "maybe waking up from a dream."
Now 74, O'Brien didn't become a father until his late 50s. He reflects on writing, mortality and his experiences in Vietnam in the new documentary, The War and Peace of Tim O'Brien.
Baron Cohen has been chased, sued and nearly arrested while in character. A scary experience with a gun rights rally while filming Borat 2 solidified his decision: "At some point, your luck runs out."