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Stephen Schaefer, photo from Stephen Schaefer's Blog, Hollywood & Mine.
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Film critic and entertainment reporter Stephen Schaefer writes regularly for Variety, Hollywood’s well known trade paper, and The Boston Herald with interviews, features, reviews and his “Hollywood & Mine” blog at bostonherald.com/blogs/stephenschaefer.

Schaefer also hosts the half-hour weekly Web interview show "Beyond the Subtitles" on ARTonAIR.org where guests range from independent and foreign language filmmakers, documentarians, actors and critics from around the world. He often covers film festivals in Berlin, Venice, New York and Toronto. nto.

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Beyond the Subtitles

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Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far.

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Morgan Freeman, Five Flights Up

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Beyond the Subtitles

Long respected as one of America's great actors, Freeman reflects on a career that began in the 1960s and shows no signs of slowing down in any way, shape, or form as he teams up with Diane Keaton in the comedy Five Flights Up.

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Zoe Kravitz, Good Kill

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Standing out as the voice of reason and outrage, the actress comes into her own in Andrew Niccol's provocative drone drama "Good Kill" opposite Ethan Hawke. She also talks about her other two major films of 2015, "Mad Max Fury Road" and "Dope".

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Kristen Wiig, Welcome to Me

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The Bridesmaids screenwriter on her offbeat comedy about a bipolar lottery winner. She discusses her work ethic, the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters remake, and explains the need to balance humor and sensitivity on the theme of mental illness.

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Paolo Taviani, Wondrous Boccaccio

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Premiering the 14th century-set film, Paolo Taviani, 83, talks of the film’s 30 year gestation, how he wants to be making movies at 107, and how he and his brother Vittorio realized their lives would be entwined professionally as well as personally.

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Nick Broomfield, The Grim Sleeper

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Nick Broomfield’s powerful documentary investigates the case of the Los Angeles serial killer who operated with immunity for 25 years. A devastating exposé of police inaction, the film examines issues of race, class, and institutional injustice.

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Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina

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Best known as the struggling folk singer in the Coen Brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis, the actor discusses his role in the 2015 sci-fi horror film Ex Machina, the directorial debut of the acclaimed novelist Alex Garland.

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George Tillman Jr, The Longest Ride

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Tillman Jr. on his wonderful romantic drama 'The Longest Ride'. The film charts and contrasts a World War II love affair and marriage against a contemporary one between a professional bull riding cowboy and a gifted art student.

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Noah Baumbach, While We're Young

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The theme of generational jealousy is explored with sharp humor by the gifted indie writer-director behind Frances Ha and The Squid and the Whale, in this observant comedy about the rejuvenation of an older couple through a younger one.

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Kornél Mundruczó, White God

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The Hungarian auteur on his film White God, a fantastical fable set in contemporary Budapest about a world where the social order is reversed as the downtrodden mixed breed dogs of the city revolt and descend on their masters and oppressors.

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Benoit Jacquot, Three Hearts

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Writer-director Jacquot’s beguiling film renews the classic archetype of a romantic triangle, with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni as sisters who both unknowingly fall in love with Belgium’s Benoit Poelvoorde. In English & French.

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The incendiary film documents the alarming pervasiveness of campus sexual assaults and universities’ reluctance to punish rapists. It analyzes crucial institutional failings and seeks to catalyze a movement for change.

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An in-depth chat with Dept. of Film's Associate Curator about the future of one of the world's premier film archives, the Museum of Modern Art, tackling the topical and contentious issue of digitization and its consequences.

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Justin Peck & Jody Lee Lipes, Ballet 422

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New York City Ballet choreographer and soloist Justin Peck on his 2013 piece, Paz de la Jolla, and the director who chronicled the development and premiere every step of the way. Insider information on the world renowned and notoriously private NYCB!

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Damián Szifrón, Wild Tales

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A remarkable, and remarkably entertaining, Argentinian entry in the Academy Awards sweepstakes for Best Foreign Language Film, Wild Tales offers multiple stories to consider the inner beast liable to be unleashed in “civilized” people.

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