Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.
The new film “Beginners” interweaves two stories: in one, Oliver, played by Ewan McGregor, develops a new, more open relationship with his father Hal (Christopher Plummer) after Hal comes out of the closet at the age of 75.
In the other, which takes place after Hal’s death, Oliver struggles with grief, but manages to find love. The film is based on the experience of writer-director, Mike Mills, whose father revealed he was gay when he was 75. Mills spoke with producer Emiko Tamagawa.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.