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Damien Chazelle follows up 'La La Land' with 'First Man'




Ryan Gosling (front) stars as astronaut Neil Armstrong in
Ryan Gosling (front) stars as astronaut Neil Armstrong in "First Man."

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Damien Chazelle shoots for the moon

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Chazelle won an Oscar for directing "La La Land," and now he has a much-anticipated film about Neil Armstrong, starring Ryan Gosling as the first man to land on the moon. Chazelle and "First Man" screenwriter Josh Singer talk with John Horn about their approach to the story.

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Racial tensions played out on stage

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"American Saga — Gunshot Medley: Part 1" is a new play about the struggle against systemic racism. Set in a haunted graveyard, this work brings past and present together in a tale of lives destroyed by the deep-seated racial tensions and conflicts that have marred America's history from Antebellum South to the present day. The Frame contributor Marcos Nájera reports on the production at the Watts Community Labor Action Committee building.