The Emmy-award winning actor reflects on portraying the co-founder of the Black Panther Party in a new film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin about the landmark 1969 trial.
As a teen, Heidi Schreck debated the Constitution in competitions. A film of her Broadway play, What the Constitution Means to Me, is now available on Amazon Prime. Originally broadcast March 2019.
Craig Foster spent a year diving — without oxygen or a wetsuit — into the frigid sea near Cape Town, South Africa. One octopus began coming out of her den to hunt or explore while Foster watched.
Charm City Kings is a coming-of-age film based on the 2013 documentary 12 O'Clock Boys -- about riders who take to the city's streets on summer evenings, popping wheelies and performing daring stunts.
When Kirsten Johnson's dad started showing signs of dementia, she struggled to accept the impending loss. So she staged a series of imagined accidents in her new film, Dick Johnson Is Dead.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz about their new movie, Antebellum. It stars Janelle Monáe in a story that takes on the legacy of slavery in a surprising way.
Pepe the Frog is one of the most prolific images on the Internet. A new documentary follows the frog's creator, cartoonist Matt Furie, as he fights to regain control over his character.
Thirty years after they befriended Napoleon and beat the Grim Reaper in a game of Battleship, Bill S. Preston (Esq.) and Ted "Theodore" Logan are back — older, but not necessarily any wiser.
Freedom Summer, now streaming on PBS, focuses on the 1964 movement to get Black people to vote in Mississippi. Director Stanley Nelson and organizer Charles Cobb discussed the film in 2014.
"Female characters are not [usually] the center of the story," filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood says. Her new movie follows a diverse group of world-weary warriors who've been alive for centuries.
Rosamund Pike plays the Nobel Prize-winning scientist in the biopic Radioactive. She took chemistry lessons ahead of time, and says it was refreshing to prepare for a role by getting "mentally fit."
The 2019 documentary Always In Season looks at the history of racism and lynching in the U.S. and connects it to the racial climate and justice today. As part of this narrative, the film follows the annual reenactment of the killing of four people by a mob in Monroe, Georgia in 1946 — known as the Moore’s Ford lynchings. To mark the annual reenactment, On Second Thought revisits our February discussion with Jacqueline Olive, director of Always in Season.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to actress Erika Alexander, co-founder of Color Farm Media and producer of John Lewis: Good Trouble, about the late Georgia congressman's civil rights legacy.
The Emmy-winning actress is the executive producer of Disclosure, a new documentary on trans representation in Hollywood. Trans people were on film as early as 1914, but often misrepresented.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Dawn Porter about her latest film, John Lewis: Good Trouble.