Lisa, Sandra and Kristen Go to the Movies

Lisa, Sandra and Kristen Go to the Movies

Join Lisa France, Sandra Gonzalez and Kristen Meinzer in conversation with award-winning actors, directors, screenwriters, costume designers and more. Hear them discuss their work, and share their favorite movies and movie moments from throughout the decades! Then be sure to visit www.cnn.com/themovies for more memorable moments in film, and check out CNN's new TV series "The Movies" -- from Executive Producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog. Airing Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern and Pacific on CNN and cnn.com/go, it's a fascinating exploration of movies throughout the decades, and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed the evolution of American cinema.

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August 15, 2019 38 min
Best-selling author and WSJ West Coast bureau chief Ben Fritz joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen to talk about superheroes making leaps and bounds in the movie industry, streaming services competing for content and Hollywood betting on franchises over independent films. Also, Kristen tells us why she'll lasso the moon for 'It's A Wonderful Life', and Sandra takes us down the yellow brick road with her dream recast for &...

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ALMA award-winning director Linda Mendoza joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen to talk about directing hit TV comedies, the scarcity of women of color behind the camera and how she's creating her own career opportunities. Also, Sandra reflects on what makes composer Ennio Morricone's score from 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' so memorable, and Kristen refuses to put Baby in a corner in her recasting of 'Dirty Dancing...

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Emmy award-winning host, actor and producer LeVar Burton joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen to talk about meeting his heroes on the set of 'Roots,' finding optimism in science fiction, and introducing the 'Reading Rainbow' generation to new authors through his podcast 'LeVar Burton Reads.' Also, Lisa takes a stab at recasting 'The Godfather' (Will she make us an offer we can't refuse?), and we find o...

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Writer, actress, and 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Ego Nwodim joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen to talk about her early days performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, making room for more women of color in comedy, and whose biopic she'd want to star in. Also, we think you'll have what Kristen's having once you hear her #my5movies picks, and Lisa diagnoses Hollywood with "sequel-itis." For more memorab...

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July 17, 2019 35 min
Trailblazing actress and producer Trace Lysette, from the Golden Globe award-winning series 'Transparent,' joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen during NYC Pride, to talk about the 'Transparent Musicale Finale,' starring alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B in the upcoming movie 'Hustlers,' and leveling the playing field for trans actors in Hollywood. Also, Sandra takes the #my5movies challenge, and Lisa reveals wh...

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Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth Carter has worked on over 40 films, including 'Black Panther,' 'Selma' and 'Do the Right Thing.' She joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen to talk about the first time she met Spike Lee, designing a 3-D printed crown for Angela Bassett, and her take on the blaxploitation films of the '70s. Also, Lisa shares her picks for the #my5movies challenge, and Kristen revisits ...

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Join Lisa France, Sandra Gonzalez and Kristen Meinzer as they interview award-winning actors, directors, screenwriters, costume designers and more, about their work and their favorite moments in cinema! Coming soon.

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