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Weekend: Adam Driver; 'Joker' music; Liz Phair; 'South Park' v. China; 'Parasite' director & more...




In <em>Paterson</em>, Adam Driver's character does the same thing every day.
In Paterson, Adam Driver's character does the same thing every day. "Routine is very liberating and nurturing for him," says director Jim Jarmusch.
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BEFORE ADAM DRIVER WAS IN HOLLYWOOD, HE WAS IN THE MARINES

The Frame’s John Horn spoke with actor Adam Driver at the Telluride Film Festival. After being presented with a career honor by Martin Scorsese, Driver discussed how going to acting school after the Marines opened his world. And why he and his wife now bring theater to active duty military. Driver opens up about his collaborations with directors Steven Soderbergh and Noah Baumbach. Next month he can be seen in Baumbach's "Marriage Story" and in "The Report" produced by Soderbergh.

SNL'S TAKES ON RACE

Saturday Night Live is back for the season 45. Washington Post pop-culture and television reporter, Bethonie Butler  says the show is finally writing insightful sketches about race. 

LIZ PHAIR HAS "HORROR STORIES" TO TELL 

For Liz Phair, being sexual was just one part of her identity, but in her new memoir "Horror Stories," the indie rocker recounts how that one thing came to define her. 

COMPOSING CHAOS FOR "JOKER"

Hildur Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic composer and cellist. She composes, performs and engineers both her solo music and film scores in a genre that straddles experimental pop and contemporary music. She's had a breakout year for her film work. Her score to HBO’s “Chernobyl" won her an Emmy Award, and she composed the music to Todd Phillips’ film, “Joker.” Frame producer Jonathan Shifflett spoke with Guðnadóttir about the difficulty of writing music that mirrors the Joker’s inner thoughts.

CHINA DELETES "SOUTH PARK"

“South Park” creators have skewered Scientology, and Canada, now they’ve targeted China-- and that country is fighting back. John Horn talks with Ryan Parker of The Hollywood Reporter about his story on South Park being erased in China ater the 'Band in China' episode mocked Hollywood for shaping its content to please the Chinese government.

"PARASITE" FILMMAKER BONG JOON-HO

South Korean director Bong Joon Ho's latest film, “Parasite,” blends horror, comedy and sci-fi into an entertaining story about class struggle. It was awarded the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first Korean film to receive that honor. John Horn spoke with Bong Joon-Ho, whose other movies include "Snowpiercer" and "Okja," at the Telluride Film Festival.

AN OBSESSION WITH BARRIERS

John Horn visits the Annenberg Space for Photography's exhibit, "WALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine" with guest curator Jen Sudul Edwards. The show collects the work of some 70 artists who have photographed barriers all over the world — from prisons to refugee camps to fences at the U.S./Mexico border. Edwards says that the urgency for the show, which was envisioned several years ago, increased as the debate over a wall along the U.S. southern border has escalated.