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'The Souvenir' Is A Piercing Portrait Of A Woman Learning To Become An Artist

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'Dementia Reimagined' Asks: Can There Be Happiness For Those With Memory Loss?

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(Clockwise from top left) Toy Story 4, Aladdin, The Kitchen, Dark Phoenix, Men In Black: International, Late Night. Disney/Pixar, Daniel Smith/Walt Disney Studios, Alison Cohen Rosa/Warner Bros. Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Giles Keyte/Sony Pictures, Emily Aragones/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Filmmaker John Waters, 73, has plenty of advice for his fellow elders: "Whenever any magazine says, 'What photographer do you want to shoot you?' I always just say, 'The one that has the biggest retouch budget!' " Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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'Filth Elder' John Waters Says There Are Still 'Plenty Of Rules' Left To Break

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Comedian Sammy Shore arrives at the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS" production at the Aria Resort & Casino on Feb. 19, 2010 in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil hide caption

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In Nailed It, director Adele Free Pham — whose father is a refugee from Vietnam — explores how Vietnamese entrepreneurs came to dominate the nail salon business in the United States. Adele Pham/Courtesy of 'Nailed It' hide caption

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How Vietnamese Americans Took Over The Nails Business: A Documentary

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Anukul Ghosh (left), 63, and Rabin Kumar Majhi, 51, pose as a newly married couple. Ghosh used to play female characters in the 1970s and 1980s. He has now retired from Jatra. Soumya Sankar Bose hide caption

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