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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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Gabriel Byrne, Louder Than Bombs

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For Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, collaborating with Norway’s Joachim Trier on Louder Than Bombs, the filmmaker’s first English language effort, meant looking back at his own start nearly thirty years ago in Hollywood.

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Sarita Choudruy, A Hologram for the King

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British Actress Sarita Choudhury (Homeland) talks about history and heritage, her love for acting, and working with Tom Hanks in Tom Tykwer's adaptation of Dave Egger's novel that premiered at Tribeca Film Fest 2016.

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Ethan Hawke, Born to Be Blue

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Ethan Hawke plays the James Dean of Jazz in Robert Budreau's Born to Be Blue, a humanly flawed and brutally honest portrait of American jazz trumpeter, Chet Baker, in the late 60's. Budreau and Hawke challenge the Hollywood biopic.

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Liz Garbus, Nothing Left Unsaid

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The filmmaker discusses her 2016 documentary, Nothing Left Unsaid, which took two years to cover the historic life and times of Gloria Vanderbilt, and her relationship with her youngest son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

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WARNING MATURE CONTENT- ADULTS ONLY! Is it art or pornography? The dynamic directing duo behind RuPaul's Drag Race give us the uncensored scoop into their latest documentary, Robert Mapplethorpe: Look at the Picture before its HBO debut.

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Emmanuelle Bercot, Standing Tall

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The actress and director details her role in My King and then as the director of Standing Tall, her love letter to the France’s remarkable juvenile judicial system, which was selected to open the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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Xavier Giannoli, Marguerite

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Giannoli, director and writer, shares his thoughts on Marguerite, a dramady about a French socialite aspiring to be an opera singer despite her cacophonous voice and a bad ear. Nominated for 11 Cesar awards, Marguerite plays in the US in spring 2016.

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Ben August, Remember

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Hollywood screenwriter and producer, talks about his time off in Vietnam and its influence on his latest film, Remember, a Nazi-hunt mystery and revenge thriller featuring Christopher Plummer scheduled to be releases in the US on March 11.

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Two international spotlights from the 2016 66th Berlin Film Festival: a Chilean singer/musician, on his debut film, the LGBT feature You’ll Never Be Alone, and a leading actor in China’s art cinema scene, on his role in the breathtaking Crosscurrent.

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Steve Coogan, Shepherds and Butchers

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The British actor, comedian, and Oscar nominee delves into his role in Shepards and Butchers, a death penalty drama that premiered at the 66th Berlin Film Festival, and discusses why the highlighted racial issues are still relevant.

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Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

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The winner of the Berlin Silver Bear for Best Actress for her work in the film 45 Years, the actress shares thoughts on surviving life's tragedies, working with Paul Newman and Luchino Visconti, and why this project looms so large with audiences.

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Grímur Hákonarson, Rams

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The Icelandic film director Grímur Hákonarson discusses Rams, his 2015 Cannes film festival prize-winning work about two estranged brothers who come together after not speaking for 40 years to save what they both care about most: their sheep.

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William Monahan, Mojave

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The Oscar-winning screenwriter and novelist behind Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, Kingdom of Heaven, and The Gambler, clues listeners in on his second directorial effort, featuring Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund.

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Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Mustang

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The director on her emotionally triumphant, part autobiographical and part fairytale film about five orphaned Turkish sisters raised by their grandmother, rebelling against their conservative family who are trying to marry each girl off in turn.

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