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Catherine Hardwicke takes her shot with 'Miss Bala'




Director Catherine Hardwicke working through a scene with actress Gina Rodriguez (left) on the set of
Director Catherine Hardwicke working through a scene with actress Gina Rodriguez (left) on the set of "Miss Bala."

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Her Aim is True

(Starts at 8:32)

Women aren't hired to direct many feature films, much less action thrillers. But director Catherine Hardwicke defies the odds with "Miss Bala," a remake of a Spanish-language film from 2012. She talks with John Horn about why she wanted to work in this genre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaI-4NepPfU

GLAAD has a list of its own

(Starts at 1:03)

Jeremy Blacklow, director of entertainment media for GLAAD, talks with guest host Steven Cuevas about his organization's partnership with The Black List for the inaugural GLAAD List, a catalog of the most promising unmade LGBTQ-inclusive film scripts in Hollywood.

'Of Fathers and Sons' is up for an Academy Award

(Starts at 20:02)

The documentary “Of Fathers and Sons” tells the story of Abu Osama, a bomb expert and founding member of the Al Nusra Front, an offshoot of Al Qaeda. Throughout the film, director Talal Derki watches as Abu Osama grooms his eldest sons – just 12 and 13 years old– to follow in his deadly footsteps. Derki is no stranger to conflict zones. He worked as a freelance war journalist for CNN and Thomson Reuters. His 2014 documentary about the Syrian Civil War, “The Return to Homs,” earned him the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. And "Of Fathers and Sons" has an Academy Award nomination this year. Derki lives in exile in Germany. He spoke with Steven Cuevas when he was recently in Los Angeles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaow0_e9loE