Almodóvar, In Verse, Precious
Friday, November 13, 2009
Movies make it all better. Pedro Almodóvar says his new film "Broken Embraces" is an ode to cinema itself. Gabourey Sidibe, the star of "Precious," reflects on her life-changing role as a troubled Harlem teenager. In her Broadway show, Carrie Fisher makes peace with her career-making role as Star Wars' Princess Leia. And in the second installment of Studio 360's "In Verse" series, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey writes about the lives of two of her relatives, coping with the aftermath of Katrina in Gulfport, Mississippi.
"In Verse" is supported by Public Radio Makers Quest 2.0, an initiative of AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio. This project is made possible with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by a creative partnership with Virginia Quarterly Review. Go behind the scenes of "In Verse" at Transom.org.