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Shana Feste mines real family relationships in 'Boundaries'




Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga play father-and-daughter in
Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga play father-and-daughter in "Boundaries."

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Here's the lineup for today:

On the road with a charming but maddening dad 

(Starts at 9:15)

Shana Feste admits that her dad "doesn't look good on paper"; he spent his life in and out of jail, he was married multiple times, had multiple children and largely wasn't around for any of them. Still, there was something utterly charismatic about him. She remembers writing letters to parole boards, asking to give him a second chance at freedom. Now she's written and directed the movie “Boundaries," largely inspired by her relationship with him and her own experiences as a mom. (It stars Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer.) Feste talks with John Horn about the personal elements to making her family road trip dramedy.

Racially-tinged fish-out-of-water stories

(Starts at 1:14)

What does it mean to be a minority? A new Vice.com docu-series called "Minority Reports" explores that question with profiles of minorities operating in unexpected settings. The series follows people like Tiago Rachelson, a white freshman attending a historically black college, and Neil Holmes, a black bull rider in a predominantly white sport. The series host says he hopes the series starts a conversation about empathy and inclusion. 

Guest: Lee Adams, host of "Minority Reports" 

Harmony for disharmonious times

(Starts at 20:46)

Rosie & the Riveters are a folk trio from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — home to another folk singer, Joni Mitchell. Composed collaboratively in a remote cabin, their latest album "Ms. Behave" contains anthems of female-empowerment including their response to the #MeToo movement, “I Believe You.”