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Kevin Spacey, Fruitvale Station, green film-making, bio-pics

Kevin Spacey; Ryan Coogler, the director of the award-winning Fruitvale Station; how the film industry is going green; a short of history of the movie star bio-pic.

With Francine Stock

Kevin Spacey talks about his documentary NOW: In The Wings On A World Stage about the making of his theatrical production of Richard III, which reunited the actor with director Sam Mendes for the first time since their Oscar winner American Beauty

Fruitvale Station, the true story of the fatal shooting of an African-American man by a police officer, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Director Ryan Coogler reveals the difficulties of making a film about such a sensitive and controversial subject.

The film industry is not well known for being eco-friendly. Single use sets, huge crews and jet-set promotional tours all create huge environmental impacts. But that's all about to change, and the programme explores the various ways that the industry is going green

As Grace Of Monaco is released in cinemas, Alex Von Tunzelmann presents a short of history of the movie star bio-pic from The Charlie Chaplin Story to My Week With Marilyn.

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28 minutes

NOW: In The Wings on a World Stage

NOW: In The Wings on a World Stage
Directed by Jeremy Whelehan, NOW: In The Wings on a World Stage is in cinemas from Monday 9 June, certificate 15, and available to download from 10 June.

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station
Written and directed by Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station is in cinemas from Friday 6 June, certificate 15.

Grace Of Monaco

Grace Of Monaco
Directed by Olivier Dahan, Grace Of Monaco is in cinemas from Friday 6 June, certificate PG.

The Green Film Festival

The UK Green Film Festival runs until 8 June 2014.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest Kevin Spacey
Interviewed Guest Ryan Coogler
Interviewed Guest Alex von Tunzelmann

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