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.