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Singer John Sebastian, founder of The Lovin' Spoonful, made an impromptu appearance at the Woodstock festival. Henry Diltz hide caption

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Woodstock At 50: The Unheard Recordings

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Carol (Angela Bassett) shows up unannounced in New York City for a surprise visit with her adult son, Matt (Sinqua Walls) in the new Netflix film Otherhood. Linda Kallerus/Netflix hide caption

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When The Kids Grow Up, Motherhood Becomes A State Of 'Otherhood'

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Journalist and filmmaker Waad al-Kateab filmed the documentary For Sama in her hometown of Aleppo, Syria. "You could be killed at any moment," Kateab says. You are always "expecting something worse." For Sama will be in theaters July 26 and distributed by Frontline and PBS. PBS hide caption

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A New Mother Stays In Syria: 'For Sama' Is The Movie She Made For Her Baby

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"Sometimes I just want to hide in my island home back in Hawaii and keep things simple," says surfer Bethany Hamilton. But she believes her story can be an example of "inspiration and hope" for young people. Aaron Lieber/Entertainment Studios hide caption

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For Bethany Hamilton, Surfing Is 'An Escape From All The Chaos On Land'

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In The Farewell, Billi (Awkwafina, left) returns to China to spend time with her grandmother — who doesn't know she is dying thanks to an elaborate ruse. A24 hide caption

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In 'The Farewell,' The Bad News Bearers Keep A Secret

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The Art of Self-Defense is both scathing cultural commentary and dark comedy. The script is "the funniest thing I've ever read," says star Jesse Eisenberg. Bleecker Street hide caption

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Jesse Eisenberg's 'Art Of Self-Defense' Is No Motivational Sports Montage

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In Phil, Greg Kinnear plays the title character, a dentist fixated on a former patient who killed himself. It is also his debut as a director. Farah Nosh/Quiver Distribution hide caption

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Greg Kinnear's 'Phil' Is Depressed, And Then Obsessed

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Douriean Fletcher made everything from earrings to armor for the 2018 film Black Panther. Fletcher spent time studying in South Africa, and learned that, for some, "what you wear is telling somebody who you are — whether it's the region you're from, the status you have within your family, or in your community. ... I wanted to make sure that I had applied that to my own work." Marvel Studios 2018 hide caption

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The Goal Is To Feel Strong, Says 'Black Panther' Jewelry Designer

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In Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle, Himesh Patel plays Jack Malik — the only person on Earth who remembers the existence (and the music) of The Beatles. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Danny Boyle On 'Yesterday,' A Magical Realism Mystery Tour Of Beatles Songs

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"We weren't surprised that there was resistance to an all-female crew in the race ..." says Tracy Edwards, who assembled the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race. "But I was shocked at the level of anger there was that we wanted to do this, because why is this making you angry?" Courtesy of Tracy Edwards and Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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With An All-Female Crew, 'Maiden' Sailed Around The World And Into History

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Mark Hamill is the new voice of Chucky — the murderous doll is coming back to life in a reboot of the 1988 horror classic Child's Play. Hamill is pictured above in London in December 2017. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Skywalker, The Joker, Now Chucky: Mark Hamill Takes On Another Iconic Character

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Back in 1995, Pixar hired Newman because of his warm, Americana sound and his witty bite. Pamela Springsteen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Randy Newman, The Musical Voice Of 'Toy Story'

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Mindy Kaling, right, wrote the lead role in Late Night with Emma Thompson in mind. They filmed the movie in a "white heat of passion" in 25 days, Thompson says. They are pictured above in London in May 2019. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Mindy Kaling And Emma Thompson Shatter The 'Late Night' Glass Ceiling

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Tessa Thompson as M and Chris Hemsworth as H in the new Men in Black: International. Giles Keyte/CTMG, Inc. hide caption

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Tessa Thompson, New 'Men In Black' Agent, Found Inspiration In The Originals

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Ali Wong and Randall Park say that Always Be My Maybe has long been in the works as their original spin on When Harry Met Sally. Ed Araquel/Netflix hide caption

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Ali Wong And Randall Park On Rapping, Rom-Com Tropes And (Keanu) Reeves

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Alec Baldwin plays the controversial automaker in the new film Framing John DeLorean. "I think that John was a narcissistic and overreaching Type A guy," Baldwin says. "He was one of those guys that wanted to have his own thing." Nicole Rivelli Photographie/Sundance Selects hide caption

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As John DeLorean, Alec Baldwin Revisits The Past Of A Car Made For The Future

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Taron Egerton stars as Elton John in Rocketman. David Appleby/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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The 'Nuanced, Complex Journey' Of Becoming Elton John

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Caleel Harris plays Antron McCray in Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries, When They See Us. "He was a part of a gorgeous small family unit — his mother, his father and himself — living in Harlem," DuVernay says. "He had dreams of being a baseball player." Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix hide caption

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Ava DuVernay Hopes You Hear 'The Heartbeat Of The Boys' In Central Park 5

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Beanie Feldstein, left, and Kaitlyn Dever, play Molly and Amy, two star students who decide they need to cram four years of high school partying into one night in Booksmart. Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Booksmart' Director Olivia Wilde: Teen Movies 'Made Me Excited To Be Young'

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Amy Poehler (center) is the director and producer of Wine Country and stars in the film along with friends Paula Pell (left) and Rachel Dratch. Colleen Hayes/Netflix hide caption

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Amy Poehler Leads A Girls' Trip With 'Some Of The Funniest People In The World'

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In Nailed It, director Adele Free Pham — whose father is a refugee from Vietnam — explores how Vietnamese entrepreneurs came to dominate the nail salon business in the United States. Adele Pham/Courtesy of 'Nailed It' hide caption

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How Vietnamese Americans Took Over The Nails Business: A Documentary

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