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Sean Penn, Leonora Carrington, Madonna's New Album

March 9th, 2015

Episode 801 of 1502 episodes

With John Wilson. Sean Penn discusses his latest role in The Gunman, in which he plays a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor who goes on the run to clear his name. When Leonora Carrington died in Mexico in 2011, many saw her as the final link with the generation of Surrealist artists that had included Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, and René Magritte. As a new exhibition of her work opens at Tate Liverpool, the gallery's artistic director Francesco Manacorda and the Mexican writer and journalist Elena Poniatowska - who knew Leonora Carrington and has written a prize-winning novel about her - discuss her art and life. We review Madonna's new album, Rebel Heart, released today. Plus a tribute to documentary maker Albert Maysles, best known for filming the Rolling Stones at Altamont.

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