Benita Raphan, Maker of Lyrical Short Films, Is Dead at 58

Her dreamlike “genius” films about figures like Emily Dickinson and Buckminster Fuller hovered between documentary and experimental cinema.

#art, #deaths-obituaries, #documentary-films-and-programs, #movies, #raphan-benita, #walker-art-center

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Chloé Zhao Becomes Second Woman to Win Top Directors Guild Award

The “Nomadland” filmmaker is the first woman of color to take the feature-film directing prize. She’s now the prohibitive front-runner for the Oscar.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #dweck-michael, #fogel-susanna, #glatter-lesli-linka, #homeland-movie, #kershaw-gregory-filmmaker, #marder-darius, #movies, #nomadland-movie, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #schatz-amy-filmmaker, #sound-of-metal-movie, #television, #the-queens-gambit-tv-program, #zhao-chloe

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Martina Batan, New York Art Dealer Consumed by a Cold Case, Dies at 62

Finding answers to the unsolved murder of her 14-year-old brother became a lifelong quest, ultimately chronicled in a documentary film.

#art, #batan-jeffrey-d-1978, #batan-martina-1958-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #documentary-films-and-programs, #ferdinand-roy-1959-2004, #missing-people-movie, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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‘Worn Stories’ Treats Clothing as the Fabric of Memory. I Can Relate.

Inspired by the new Netflix documentary series, a writer takes a journey through his own closet as a means of processing grief.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #fashion-and-apparel, #grief-emotion, #netflix-inc, #spivack-emily, #television, #worn-stories-book, #worn-stories-tv-program

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In ‘Exterminate All the Brutes,’ Raoul Peck Takes Aim at White Supremacy

After the success of “I Am Not Your Negro,” HBO gave Peck carte blanche for his next big project. What resulted is a sweeping meditation on colonialism and the nature of truth itself.

#black-people, #colonization, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #exterminate-all-the-brutes-tv-program, #hartnett-josh, #home-box-office, #peck-raoul, #television, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Hemingway’ and ‘The People v. the Klan’

Lynn Novick and Ken Burns revisit the life of Ernest Hemingway on PBS. And a documentary about a civil suit against the Ku Klux Klan airs on CNN.

#bbc-america, #cnn, #documentary-films-and-programs, #four-weddings-and-a-funeral-tv-program, #hemingway-2021-tv-program, #ku-klux-klan, #movies, #nomadland-movie, #oliver-sacks-his-own-life-movie, #public-broadcasting-service, #puzo-mario, #rocks-movie, #television, #the-godfather-coda-movie, #turner-classic-movies

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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO Max, Hulu and More in April

Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for some of April’s most promising new titles.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hbo-max, #hulu-com, #movies, #television

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‘WeWork’ Review: The Sharing Economy or a Shared Delusion?

This documentary on the workspace start-up is a fast-paced, entertaining saga of relentless self-selling and a curious corporate culture.

#co-working, #documentary-films-and-programs, #neumann-adam, #rothstein-jed, #start-ups, #wework-companies-inc, #wework-or-the-making-and-breaking-of-a-47-billion-unicorn-movie

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They Are Giving Hemingway Another Look, So You Can, Too

Lynn Novick and Ken Burns consider the seminal writer in all his complexity and controversy in their new PBS documentary series.

#books-and-literature, #burns-ken, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hemingway-movie, #hemingway-ernest, #novick-lynn, #television, #writing-and-writers

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A French Monument Remains Every Bit as Grand on Film

The Palais Garnier, which inspired the first “Phantom” in 1910, is silent at the moment, but it continues to hold the imagination.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #marie-antoinette-movie, #movies, #nureyev-rudolf, #palais-garnier, #paris-france, #paris-opera-ballet, #the-phantom-of-the-opera-play, #the-white-crow-movie

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‘Kid 90’ and the Days When Even Wild TV Teens Had Privacy

A documentary from Soleil Moon Frye, star of “Punky Brewster,” and a reunion of “The Real World” remind us that Gen X didn’t curate themselves for mass consumption.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #generation-x, #gosselaar-mark-paul, #hulu-com, #kid-90-movie, #los-angeles-calif, #millennial-generation, #moon-frye-soleil, #movies, #mtv-networks, #new-york-city, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #the-real-world-tv-program, #the-real-world-homecoming-new-york-tv-program

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‘Tina’ Review: A Music Icon Looks Back With Grace

The documentary about Tina Turner, who is now in her 80s, is not just a summing up of her life, but a kind of farewell.

#content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #lindsay-daniel-filmmaker, #martin-t-j, #pop-and-rock-music, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #tina-movie, #turner-ike, #turner-tina

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Her Film on Sex Assault Depicts Her Own and Fuels a #MeToo Moment

Danijela Stajnfeld included her account of being assaulted in a film that has led to contentious debate in Serbia and prompted other women to come forward to say they were sexually abused.

#metoo-movement, #actors-and-actresses, #belgrade-serbia, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hold-me-right-movie, #lecic-branislav, #movies, #serbia, #sex-crimes, #stajnfeld-danijela, #women-and-girls

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With Fewer Ads on Streaming, Brands Make More Movies

As streaming video has gained in importance during the pandemic, advertisers have put more focus on Hollywood-level branded content as a way to reach viewers.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #imagine-entertainment-co, #movies, #online-advertising, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Filmmaker’s Suit Says A&E Networks Suppressed ‘Watergate’ Series

The director, Charles Ferguson, said in a lawsuit that an executive was concerned about the “negative reaction it would provoke among Trump supporters and the Trump administration.”

#artsentertainment-network, #censorship, #documentary-films-and-programs, #ferguson-charles-h, #history-channel, #lehrer-eli-television-executive, #sharenow-robert, #stiller-michael-television-executive, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television, #thompson-molly-television-executive, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watergate-movie, #watergate-affair

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‘Busy Inside,’ a New Documentary, Explores Dissociative Identity Disorder

The condition, formerly called multiple personality disorder, affects a surprising 1 percent of the population.

#brody-jane-e, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #memory, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #spiegel-david-1945, #sybil-book, #world-channel-tv-network

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Twyla Tharp and Her Body of Perpetual Motion

“American Masters: Twyla Moves,” a new PBS documentary, is also a portrait of a singular dancer over time.

#american-masters-twyla-moves-tv-program, #cantor-steven-film-director, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #documentary-films-and-programs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tharp-twyla

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What Does the Dylan Farrow Home Video Reveal?

The shocking centerpiece to the new HBO documentary “Allen v. Farrow” shows how mothers struggle to be believed.

#allen-woody, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #farrow-mia, #parenting, #photography

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Demi Lovato Opens Up About ‘Dancing With the Devil’ and Her Overdose

The singer is opening up about her queerness, her near fatal overdose and her journey to living her truth. “I’m ready to feel like myself,” she said.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dancing-with-the-devil-the-art-of-starting-over-album, #documentary-films-and-programs, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #lovato-demi, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pop-and-rock-music

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I Lived Through the AIDS Crisis and Now Covid. N.Y.C. Got Me Through.

In this new short film, an artist finds hope in an unlikely place — the city’s storefront gates, rolling up day after day.

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #digital-video-recorders, #documentary-films-and-programs, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 4 Recap: An Adult Dylan Farrow Speaks Out

The finale of the HBO docuseries delves into the changing perception of Woody Allen and Ms. Farrow’s decision to go public with her allegations of sexual abuse.

#metoo-movement, #allen-v-farrow-tv-program, #allen-woody, #apropos-of-nothing-book, #books-and-literature, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #farrow-malone-dylan, #farrow-mia, #farrow-moses, #farrow-ronan, #home-box-office, #maco-frank-s, #previn-soon-yi, #sex-crimes, #television

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Leon Gast, Director of ‘When We Were Kings,’ Dies at 84

He spent 22 years making an Oscar-winning movie about the 1974 Ali-Foreman boxing match, considered one of the greatest sporting events of all time.

#ali-muhammad, #boxing, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #deaths-obituaries, #documentary-films-and-programs, #foreman-george, #gast-leon, #rumble-in-the-jungle, #when-we-were-kings-movie, #zaire

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‘Markie in Milwaukee’ Review: Acknowledging Painful Transitions

This documentary presents a portrait of a transgender woman’s life, her faith as an evangelical Christian and her strained relationship with her family.

#content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #kliegman-matt, #markie-in-milwaukee-movie, #milwaukee-wis, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #wenzel-markie

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Spike Lee Predicts the Future

The director of “Da 5 Bloods” talks about why his old movies still resonate, whether an awards snub even matters and how it’s not his job to end racism.

#academy-awards-oscars, #blackkklansman-movie, #da-5-bloods-movie, #do-the-right-thing-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #golden-globes-awards, #lee-spike, #movies, #netflix-inc, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 3 Recap: Investigations and a Custody Trial

Filmmakers delve into dozens of boxes of records that documented the investigations into Dylan Farrow’s accusation of sexual abuse.

#allen-v-farrow-tv-program, #allen-woody, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-custody-and-support, #connecticut, #documentary-films-and-programs, #farrow-malone-dylan, #farrow-mia, #home-box-office, #maco-frank-s, #new-york-city-child-welfare-administration, #previn-soon-yi, #sex-crimes, #television, #yale-new-haven-hospital

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Why My Teenage Self Gave Woody Allen a Pass

The urbane paradise of “Manhattan” looks a lot different through the lens of the new HBO documentary, “Allen v. Farrow.”

#allen-woody, #documentary-films-and-programs, #farrow-mia, #hemingway-mariel, #lonstein-shoshanna, #seinfeld-jerry

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Two Oscar Contenders to Stream

“A Concerto Is a Conversation” and “Hysterical Girl” are among 10 shortlisted films in the Best Documentary Short Subject category.

#academy-awards-oscars, #classical-music, #documentary-films-and-programs, #duvernay-ava, #florida, #freud-sigmund, #hollywood-calif

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‘Lost Course’ Review: When a Village Fights Back

A 2011 revolt in Wukan, China, is the subject of a sobering, sprawling documentary.

#china, #corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #documentary-films-and-programs, #li-jill-filmmaker, #lost-course-movie, #politics-and-government, #wukan-china

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‘F.T.A.’: When Jane Fonda Rocked the U.S. Army

A newly exhumed documentary delves into the actress’s anti-Vietnam vaudeville tour of American military bases in 1972.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #documentary-films-and-programs, #fonda-jane, #fta-movie, #parker-francine-1925-2007, #sutherland-donald, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vietnam-war

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Britney Spears’s Father Says He Hopes She Won’t Need a Conservatorship

The father’s lawyer shared his opinions on the conservatorship on CNN and NBC News recently, almost a month after a documentary examining the arrangement was released.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

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Children’s Film Festival Pushes Boundaries, Mixing Somber and Sweet

From a feature just for teenagers to short movies for toddlers, this groundbreaking New York event will stream for the first time nationwide.

#beans-movie, #black-boy-joy-movie, #bulado-movie, #children-and-childhood, #city-of-ghosts-tv-program, #deer-tracey, #documentary-films-and-programs, #ito-elizabeth, #lee-martina-mossell, #movies, #new-york-international-childrens-film-festival, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A ‘Rent’ Reunion Measures 25 Years of Love and Loss

A fund-raiser, a tribute, a documentary — and a reminder that Jonathan Larson’s musical remains especially inspiring in hard times.

#25-years-of-rent-measured-in-love-play, #actors-and-actresses, #documentary-films-and-programs, #larson-jonathan, #new-york-theater-workshop, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rent-play, #senor-andy, #theater

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Woody Allen, Mia Farrow and What Popular Culture Wants to Believe

The new HBO documentary revisits a 1990s scandal. What viewers take away from it may depend on the stories they trust about women and why.

#allen-v-farrow-tv-program, #allen-woody, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #farrow-malone-dylan, #farrow-mia, #television, #women-and-girls

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Love Factory: Becoming a Social Media Star in China

Livestreaming your life to a devoted audience is big business. A new short film explores what happens when the cameras are off.

#china, #content-type-service, #documentary-films-and-programs, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Biggie Smalls, the Human Behind the Legend

The new Netflix documentary “Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell” captures the rapper before fame, and history, got hold of him.

#biggie-i-got-a-story-to-tell-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #music, #netflix-inc, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shakur-tupac, #wallace-christopher-g

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‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 2 Recap: A Family Torn Apart

Seven months after the shocking discovery of Woody Allen’s relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, he was accused of sexually abusing Dylan Farrow.

#allen-v-farrow-tv-program, #allen-woody, #apropos-of-nothing-book, #archives-and-records, #connecticut, #documentary-films-and-programs, #farrow-malone-dylan, #farrow-mia, #farrow-moses, #home-box-office, #previn-soon-yi, #sex-crimes, #television

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Britney Spears and the Era of Celebrity Reappraisals

Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

#metoo-movement, #bullies, #celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hilton-paris, #houston-whitney, #jackson-janet, #lohan-lindsay, #magazines, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-selfcare

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From Britney Spears to Janet Jackson, the Era of the Celebrity Reappraisal

Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

#metoo-movement, #bullies, #celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hilton-paris, #houston-whitney, #jackson-janet, #lohan-lindsay, #magazines, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-selfcare

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‘’Til Kingdom Come’ Review: An Unusual Religious Bond

Maya Zinshtein’s revelatory documentary explores the political and philanthropic alliance of American evangelical Christians and Israeli Jews.

#til-kingdom-come-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #evangelical-movement, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #kentucky, #zinshtein-maya

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American Evangelicals, Israeli Settlers and a Skeptical Filmmaker

A new documentary illuminates what the director calls an “unholy alliance” that sharply altered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the Trump administration.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #evangelical-movement, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #republican-study-committee

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‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’ Review: Fame and Family

A documentary captures the creation of Eilish’s multiple-Grammy-winning debut album, recorded at home but poised to go global.

#apple-tv-plus, #billie-eilish-the-worlds-a-little-blurry-movie, #content-type-personal-profile, #cutler-r-j, #documentary-films-and-programs, #eilish-billie, #oconnell-finneas, #pop-and-rock-music, #when-we-all-fall-asleep-where-do-we-go-album

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The Villages Promotes Paradise

“Why would I want to hear about death and destruction? I’d rather hear somebody made a hole in one yesterday.”

#area-planning-and-renewal, #documentary-films-and-programs, #elderly, #florida, #orlando-fla, #some-kind-of-heaven-movie, #villages-the-fla

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‘This Is the Life’ Review: A Valuable Part of Hip-Hop History

Ava DuVernay’s 2008 documentary, now streaming on Netflix, is a personal love letter to a slice of Los Angeles’s 1990s hip-hop scene.

#black-people, #california, #documentary-films-and-programs, #duvernay-ava, #los-angeles-calif, #rap-and-hip-hop, #this-is-the-life-movie

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Billie Eilish Is in the Mood for Love (and a Weighted Blanket)

The singer-songwriter gets candid about her new documentary, her dream first date and her perfume obsession.

#apple-tv-plus, #billie-eilish-the-worlds-a-little-blurry-movie, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #eilish-billie, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn Call HBO Docuseries a ‘Shoddy Hit Piece’

The series, “Allen v. Farrow,” takes a fresh look at Dylan Farrow’s sexual abuse allegations against Mr. Allen, her adoptive father.

#allen-v-farrow-tv-program, #allen-woody, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #farrow-malone-dylan, #farrow-mia, #previn-soon-yi, #sex-crimes, #television

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‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 1 Recap: ‘Inappropriately Intense’ Behavior

The new HBO documentary series takes another look at Dylan Farrow’s sexual abuse allegations against her adoptive father, Woody Allen.

#metoo-movement, #allen-woody, #dick-kirby, #documentary-films-and-programs, #families-and-family-life, #farrow-malone-dylan, #farrow-mia, #farrow-ronan, #previn-soon-yi, #sex-crimes, #television, #ziering-amy

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In ‘Crime Scene,’ Joe Berlinger Investigates True-Crime Obsession

In his latest Netflix docu-series, the director of foundational works like “Paradise Lost” turned his lens to the fans and web sleuths who are changing the stakes of true crime.

#berlinger-joe, #cecil-hotel-los-angeles-calif, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #crime-and-criminals, #crime-scene-the-vanishing-at-the-cecil-hotel-tv-program, #documentary-films-and-programs, #lam-elisa-1991-2013, #los-angeles-calif, #netflix-inc, #television

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‘Sorry, Britney’: Media Is Criticized for Past Coverage, and Some Own Up

Conversations about the relentless focus on the pop star’s mental health, mothering and sexuality have begun anew following The New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears.”

#celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #glamour-magazine, #magazines, #media, #mental-health-and-disorders, #people-magazine, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #us-weekly

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Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson

“I understand that I fell short,” he said on Instagram, adding that he “benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”

#apologies, #documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #fx-tv-network, #hulu-com, #jackson-janet, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #timberlake-justin

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How a Neurosurgeon (and Netflix Star) Spends His Sundays

“I exhaust myself mentally during the week,” said Dr. David Langer, whose down time includes reading and walks in Central Park.

#content-type-personal-profile, #doctors, #documentary-films-and-programs, #langer-david-1963, #lenox-hill-tv-program, #lenox-hill-hospital, #netflix-inc, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

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