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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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Benoit Jacquot, Three Hearts

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Beyond the Subtitles

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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Writer-director returns for a fourth time to the Berlinale with his Victorian horror film, Angelica. At the Grand Hyatt's Tesiro Lounge the auteur talks up his new film and what he remembers about working as an actor with Robert Altman and Ang Lee.

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Kevin Costner, Black or White

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Beyond the Subtitles

The Oscar-winning veteran finances and stars in Black or White as a boozy grandfather embroiled in a messy custody trial for his biracial granddaughter. The Hollywood legend doesn't pull punches in his discussion of race in contemporary America.

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Xavier Dolan, Mommy

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The Montreal wunderkind, whose French language filmmaking career began before he was 20 with the acclaimed I Killed My Mother, now scores with Mommy which, as co-writer, director and editor, won him last May’s Cannes Jury Prize.

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Julianne Moore, Still Alice

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In this upbeat interview, the five-time Academy award nominated actor discusses her role as an Alzheimer's victim, research, working in every medium--TV-stage-screen--and why winning an Oscar in 2015 would be good for her long-term health.

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Nicole Kidman, Paddington

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As Paddington’s malevolent taxidermist with homicidal intentions for the world’s most adorable talking bear, the Oscar winner explains how much “pure joy” she had making a movie for her kids and her own healing following her father's death.

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The director and stars of the film each recount their ambitions and effort in making this mesmerizing portrait of the struggles surrounding the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.

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Michael Musto (Out.com, New York Times Style contributor), Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com) and Stephen Schaefer present and debate their Ten Best Movies lists for 2014, which happily highlight several past Subtitles guests.

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Talya Lavie & Dana Ivgy, Zero Motivation

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Israeli writer-director Talya Lavie and her lead actress Dana Ivgy discuss their Best Narrative Feature-winning film Zero Motivation, a satirical send-up of the absurdities of army life for an all-female squadron.

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Matthew Goode, The Imitation Game

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The versatile, awesomely busy English actor, costars in the fact-based film as one of WWII's top-secret code-breakers. He is open about working with Woody Allen in Match Point and the issue of historical accuracy versus dramatic license.

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