In 2015, a dancer calling herself Zola tweeted a story of a road trip gone wrong. The story went mega-viral. Now, director Janicza Bravo and co-writer Jeremy O. Harris have turned it into a movie.
The film Zola is based on a 148-tweet thread from 2015 — involving a 48-hour wild journey of partying, stripping and gangsters. Riley Keough is one of the stars of Zola.
What began as an explosive social media thread about two women’s Florida road trip gone wrong, becomes a provocative and stylish comedy of errors on-screen.
NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with director Andrea Nix Fine and soccer player Jessica McDonald about their new documentary “LFG,” which follows the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team struggle for equal pay rights.
F9, the latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise set a pandemic era record this weekend. Does that mean audiences are ready to come back to theaters?
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was released in theaters on June 30, 1971. To celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary, NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with some of the actors who were in the film.
NPR’s Leila Fadel speaks with actor and comedian Iliza Shlesinger about her new movie, Good on Paper, airing on Netflix about the ultimate dating horror story.
Iván and Gerardo can’t be gay in Mexico, and can’t be undocumented in the U.S. Filmmaker Heidi Ewing tells this real-life story with documentary footage and a swooning fictionalized drama.
Hulu’s horror-thriller about a woman (Ilana Glazer) who begins to suspect there’s something sinister about her pregnancy grasps at many ideas without developing them.
F9, the latest film in the Fast & Furious franchise is also the film that’s supposed to restart the Hollywood blockbuster.
Critic Linda Holmes argues that as mindless as The Fast & The Furious may seem, it’s also brilliant for surviving and thriving in Hollywood for 20 years.
NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to film critics Wesley Morris and Mark Harris about the movies that have shaped how Americans think of democracy for our series “We Hold These Truths.”
Beatty, who died June 13, made his film debut in Deliverance and then went on to appear in scores of movies, including Network, All the President’s Men and Superman. Originally broadcast in 1987.
Two sea creatures go undercover as boys in an Italian Riviera town in the charming Pixar film Luca. In the German drama Undine, a water sprite must take the life of human lovers who betray her.
NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with The Root producer Felice León about colorism and the lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latinx representation in the film In the Heights.
NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with director Chana Gazit and dancer Peter Anastos about the new film Ballerina Boys, which details the history of an all-male ballerina troupe founded in the ’70s.
Film critic Monica Castillo reflects on the glaring absence of Afro-Latino actors from the new screen adaptation of In the Heights and how colorism still affects Latino representation on screen.
Banes was struck by a scooter or motorcycle June 4 while crossing a street to visit the Juilliard School, her alma mater. Police have made no arrests.
In a Twitter message, the co-creator of In The Heights wrote: “In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short. I’m truly sorry.”
The screen adaptation of In the Heights opened to less-than-expected box office results. Those numbers may indicate what audiences are looking for as theaters reopen this summer.
Ned Beatty, a veteran character actor who worked in film, television and theater, has died at age 83. He was best known for his memorable performances in Deliverance, Network and Superman.
Ramos says Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical In the Heights filled him with hope. Now he’s starring — and singing and dancing and rapping — in the film adaptation.
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with director Jon M. Chu about his new movie musical, In The Heights. It was adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical.
The Oscar-nominated actor is launching an initiative on Muslim representation in movies, after a new study showed less than 10% of the top films between 2017 and 2019 depicted Muslims on screen.
A new Netflix movie called Skater Girl chronicles the journey of an Indian teenage girl who discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding. It’s also the story of Asha Gond.
NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and screenwriter Quiara Alegria Hudes about their new film In the Heights, based off the Tony-award winning musical Miranda created and starred in.
Williams, who died June 4, acted on Broadway before moving on to TV and film roles, including The Mod Squad, Purple Rain, Half Baked and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Hollywood director Jon M. Chu got his start splicing VHS tapes of home videos, but it took him two decades — and acceptance of his cultural identity — to realize what stories he really wanted to tell.
In the Heights is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-Hamilton Broadway musical directed by Jon Chu for the big screen. The story celebrates not a founding father, but a New York neighborhood.
Set during a record-breaking New York City heat wave, this vibrant screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s stage musical pulses with musical numbers that blend of hip-hop, Latin pop and salsa.