"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.
A new documentary from Magnolia Pictures is called John Lewis: Good Trouble. It goes beyond the highlights reel of Congressman John Lewis' storied life and reveals more personal elements of the man and the figure. Director and producer Dawn Porter and producer Erika Alexander joined On Second Thought to share how the film connects his legacy of seeking justice from his youth to his role as a revered congressman today.
Best known for his roles in Moonlight and Castle Rock, Holland has a starring role in a new radio version of Shakespeare's Richard II. Originally broadcast in 2018.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival began on Feb. 10 and runs through Feb. 27. Now in its 20th year, it’s the largest film festival in not just Atlanta,...