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Michael Apted, Amazing Grace

A director known for his diversity - everything from guiding Sissy Spacek to her Oscar with Coal Miner's Daughter to the first three episodes of HBO's magnificent Rome series - Michael Apted talks about the passion that drove him to make Amazing Grace, the late 18th-century English period piece about the Parliamentary battle to abolish Britain's slave trade. Apted also discusses working with an English Who's Who of actors in his cast and the film business today for a director who wants to make movies that matter.


Beyond the Subtitles


Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far. Schaefer has over three decades of writing and talking about movies behind him. He is the author of the Hollywood spoof The Autobiography of Marla Del Marr as told to Stephen Schaefer  and is currently a film critic and entertainment writer for The Boston Herald; and a contributor to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.