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January 9, 2013 | Culture

Do the Movies Have a Future?

New Yorker film critic David Denby asks a blunt question with the title of his latest book: Do the Movies Have a Future? Denby points out that some 600 movies open every year in the States, but the majority of viewers will never see the documentaries, the independent films or the oddities. What's playing at your local multiplex is shaped by the business side of movies – and Denby says it's strangling both art and entertainment. Wednesday, he joins us to talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the industry.

David Denby has been a movie critic at The New Yorker since 1998. His books include Great BooksAmerican SuckerSnark and his latest Do the Movies Have a Future?

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