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FILE- In this June 26, 2016, photo, civil rights activist James Meredith sits in front of a 1966 photograph of himself during a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his 1966 March Against Fear at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. "Walk Against Fear: James Meredith," scheduled to air Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, on the Smithsonian Channel, examines the life of a U.S. Air Force veteran-turn-human right agitator whose admission into the University of Mississippi forced President John F. Kennedy to send federal troops into the state to quell a white supremacy uprising. It was one of the most violent moments of the Civil Rights Movement and it forever changed life in the American Deep South. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
James Meredith film weighs 'complicated' civil rights figureA new documentary is diving into the complicated and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi
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This image released by Netflix shows Dick Johnson, left, and Kirsten Johnson from "Dick Johnson is Dead," premiering Oct. 2, on Netflix. (Barbara Nitke/Netflix via AP)
Review: In 'Dick Johnson Is Dead,' a celebration of lifeCinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s extraordinary new film, “Dick Johnson Is Dead,” was spurred in part by what she never captured, says Associated Press Film Writer Jake Coyle in his review
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, file photo, actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character as Borat for the film premiere of "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Borat is back. Sacha Baron Cohen has filmed a sequel to his 2006 film “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” that Amazon plans to release before the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
'Borat' sequel to be released by Amazon before electionBorat is back
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This image released by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions shows Lorraine Toussaint as Flo Kennedy, left, and Julianne Moore as Gloria Steinem in a scene from "The Glorias." (Dan McFadden/LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions via AP)
Review: A smart portrait of a living legend in ‘The Glorias'Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander play the writer and feminist icon Gloria Steinem at various stages in “The Glorias,” an unconventional and ambitious biopic from director Julie Taymor
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FILE - Barry Jenkins arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2020. The Walt Disney Co. is developing a sequel to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” directing. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' follow-upThe Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set to direct
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This image released by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions shows Julianne Moore as Gloria Steinem, left, and Bette Midler as Bella Abzug in a scene from "The Glorias." (LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions via AP)
New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'This week’s new entertainment releases There's a starry film adaptation of the play “The Boys in the Band” on Netflix with Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Ava DuVernay arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, in Beverly Hills, Calif. DuVernay will be honored in October 2020 by MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to her media company and arts collective ARRAY. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, her company honored by MacDowellFilmmaker Ava DuVernay will be honored next month by MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to her media company and arts collective ARRAY
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US actress Gina Gershon poses during the opening ceremony at the 68th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
'Beginning' triumphs at San Sebastian Film Festival in SpainGeorgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, winning four top prizes including best film and best director
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This image provided by Showtime shows Holly Hunter, left, as Sally Yates and Jeff Daniels as James Comey in a scene from "The Comey Rule." Hunter plays former federal prosecutor Sally Yates in Showtime’s two-part drama, debuting Sunday and Monday, Sept. 27 and 28. (Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS Television Studios/Showtime via AP)
Holly Hunter suits up as US prosecutor in 'The Comey Rule'Oscar-winning actor Holly Hunter has been entrusted with playing an array of real-world women, from tennis great Billie Jean King to a cheerleading mom gone astray
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, BAFTA Chair of the Film Committee Marc Samuelson poses for photographers next to actor Hayley Squires in London. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after nominations for the 2020 awards were announced last January. No women were nominated as best director for the seventh year running, and all 20 nominees in the lead and supporting performer categories were white. “We said on the day, ‘We’re going to review everything,’” BAFTA film committee chairman Marc Samuelson said Thursday, Sept. 24. 2020 as the academy announced a slate of changes.  (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, file)
British Academy Film Awards change rules to boost diversityBritain’s film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix's "6 Underground" at The Shed at Hudson Yards on in New York. Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be getting into the soccer business. Wrexham is a Welsh team which plays in the fifth tier of English soccer. It has revealed on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 that Reynolds and McElhenney are the “two extremely well-known individuals” the club has previously said are interested in investing 2 million pounds ($2.5 million). (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file)
Actor Ryan Reynolds looking to invest in Welsh soccer clubHollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be getting into the soccer business
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This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios' shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Black Widow." The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including "Black Widow," while also postponing Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic. (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” a full year in the company’s latest recalibration due to the pandemic
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FILE - With the Capitol Dome in the background, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is seen on Capitol Hill on Oct. 10, 2007, in Washington. The success of CNN's 'RBG' film two years ago, about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, led the network on a search for a similar contemporary figure whose life could be examined in historical terms. CNN's Amy Entelis says that led them to Lewis, who died of cancer in July. The film "John Lewis: Good Trouble" will debut on CNN on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John LewisIn an indirect way, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was responsible for CNN's new documentary on the life of civil rights icon John Lewis
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This image released by Focus Features shows Gina Rodriguez , left, and Evan Rachel Wood in a scene from "Kajillionaire." (Matt Kennedy/Focus Features via AP)
Miranda July dreams up a con family in ‘Kajillionaire’“Kajilionaire” tells the story of a family of grifters living in Los Angeles
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This image released by Focus Features shows Gina Rodriguez  left, and Evan Rachel Wood in a scene from "Kajillionaire." (Matt Kennedy/Focus Features via AP)
Review: In July's 'Kajillionaire,' growing up a grifter We’ve been blessed, of late, with excellent movies about families of grifters
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