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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Video Interview: Ethan Hawke on "Born to Be Blue"

Jazz trumpeteer and vocalist Chet Baker was the epitome of cool, renowned as the pioneer of the 1950's West Coast jazz scene, but, by the 1960s, his life was in shambles due to years of heroin addiction and his career was virtually washed up. Canadian director Robert Budreau's "Born To Be Blue" is an innovative look at the musician's troubled life, turning the traditional bio pic into a medley of fact and fiction. Ethan Hawke may seem like an unusual choice to play the role of Baker, but he's riveting as he captures the essence of Baker. In this video interview, Hawke tells film journalist Katherine Tulich what drew him to the role.

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