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VIDEO: 2013 Indie Picks: The Spectacular Now, Fruitvale Station, and the Way Way Back

On our last episode of our fourth season, we offer up a special encore performance of three indie movies from 2013 that were among our favorites and deserves a second look: THE SPECTACULAR NOW, FRUITVALE STATION & THE WAY WAY BACK. watch

VIDEO: Addiction

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Subscription | Netflix
Length: 43:56
Aired: 1/1/2004

A seemingly random carjacking turns out to be anything but when a young woman's gambling addiction becomes more than the family business can support. watch

VIDEO: The House of Steinbrenner

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The House of Steinbrenner
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Length: 54:12
Aired: 9/21/2010

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that George Steinbrenner has been one of the most colorful and successful owners in contemporary sports. Heading up a group that bought the New York Yankees in 1973 for $10 million, “King George” emphatically branded the world’s most celebrated sports franchise as his own. The Boss has boasted 10 pennants, 6 World Series trophies and a corporate net worth more than $1 billion. But for all the glory and riches, the Steinbrenner legacy is also mixed with wasteful and embarrassing spending and countless episodes of tabloid-style soap. Now with George’s health seriously failing, the Steinbrenner heirs are finally beginning to emerge from their father’s larger-than-life shadow as they collectively move his franchise into a new home and a new era. With unprecedented access to the Steinbrenner family, two-time Oscar-winning director Barbara Kopple examines this challenging and intriguing transfer of power of baseball’s ultimate Family Business. watch


Interview With Barbara Kopple: Director of Running from Crazy
Harlan County, U.S.A. -- (Movie Clip) Dark As A Dungeon
Wild Man Blues
Shut Up & Sing - Death Threat – Video Clip | Spike

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Harlan County, USA
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Year Title Description
2013 Running From Crazy Movie, Exec. Producer
2013 Running From Crazy Movie, Director
2013 Running From Crazy Movie, Producer
2009 Woodstock TV Show Series, Producer
2009 Woodstock TV Show Series, Director

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I just saw a direct-to-video ...

Question: I just saw a direct-to-video movie called Havoc that was dedicated to Jessica Kaplan (1979-2003). Who was she and why is the movie dedicated to her?

Answer: When Los Angeles-born Jessica Kaplan was a 17-year-old high-school student at Santa Monica's famous Crossroads School, she sold a screenplay called The Powers that Be — about privileged white California kids who were into gangbanging ghetto culture until they run into the real thing — to New Line Cinema for a cool $150,000. This happened a full three years before 13-year-old Nikki Reed wrote a screenplay called Thirteen about her experiences as a wayward child of privilege, but Reed got far more publicity because her script was quickly produced and she costarred in the movie. Kaplan read more

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