Several of the year’s Oscar-nominated movies -- "Into the Wild", "I'm Not There", "Persepolis", and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" -- address the quest for personal freedom. In the last few months, Kurt Andersen had the opportunity to talk with the directors of these films: Sean Penn, Todd Haynes, Marjane Satrapi, and Julian Schnabel.

PRI's Peabody Award-winning "Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen" from WNYC is public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy — so let "Studio 360" steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

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