On today's show:
See Jane. See Jane run.
(Starts at 8:00)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made a big splash since being sworn in to Congress in January. Her rise to the House of Representatives is one of the stories told in the documentary, "Knock Down the House," which followed the campaigns of Ocasio-Cortez and three other women from different parts of the country. Director Rachel Lears followed their campaigns and spoke about the journey with John Horn at the Sundance Film Festival, where the film debuted. (The documentary is in select theaters and on Netflix on May 1.)
John Singleton, RIP
(Starts at :45)
The filmmaker John Singleton died today at the age of 51. He suffered a stroke on April 17 and today he was taken off life support. Singleton burst on the scene in 1991 with "Boyz in the Hood" — one of the first films to capture the reality of young men living in South Los Angeles at that time. Singleton was the first African-American to receive an Academy Award nomination for directing and — at age 24 — the youngest to be nominated for original screenplay. Joining John Horn to talk about John Singleton now is Franklin Leonard, he’s the founder of The Black List — the annual compilation of top screenplays that are not yet produced.
Is this really the 'Endgame' for The Avengers?
(Starts at 19:40)
With the Marvel finale obliterating box office records, what are Disney's plans for retaining the passionate fanbase for comic book movies? LAist.com editor and KPCC's resident comic book nerd, Mike Roe, gives John Horn the lowdown.