Arts Express: Rob Reiner Talks Being Charlie

Rob Reiner Talks Being Charlie

Rob Reiner talks about being Charlie, and, was his father-in-law Archie Bunker in All In The Family, a premonition of Donald Trump’s presidential bid to come?

A conversation with Reiner about his directing collaboration on being Charlie with screenwriter son, Nick Reiner, focusing on Nick’s struggle with drug addiction. And both of them faced with the challenge of ‘coming out from the long shadow of a successful father.’

Rob Reiner.
Rob Reiner

The Cannes Film Festival Report

Arts Express correspondent Professor Dennis Broe on the world film beat at Cannes, investigating: money monsters on and off screen; financial terrorism, mercenaries and five hundred surveillance cameras; And, totalitarian entertainment: condemnation or collusion.

Rosie O’Donnell at the Fountain House Suicide Symposium

Talking about mental health issues – others and her own. And doing her best to make the Republicans on the premises laugh, while referencing Eugene O’Neill and Donald Trump.

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Fathers And Grandsons

Following in the enormous shoes of preceding patriarchs: A conversation with Ethan Gregory Peck, grandson of Gregory. And Ethan’s starring role in the revisionist terror tale, The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty, in which a woman takes charge and he’s the dude in distress. And how if Gregory Peck were still around, Ethan would ask his advice on ‘how to be a man.’

Ciaran Hinds

Ciaran Hinds discusses his starring role in Last Days In The Desert. In which Ewan McGregor portrays both Christ and the devil, and with Hinds playing devils of his own at least three times on stage and in movies. Also, the Irish actor’s current stage performance on Broadway in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

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Prairie Miller
Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network's Arts Express.