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'I'd Rather Be A Mystery': John Hawkes On Keeping His Hat Pulled Down

Character actor John Hawkes tells Melissa Block that he never wanted to be a household name, and he's often just as happy to let people pass in the street not recognizing him as anything other than vaguely familiar.
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Ralph Fiennes On Taking Risks With 'Coriolanus'

Ralph Fiennes is known for being a multi-faceted character actor. On film, he's immersed himself in roles as varied as a Hungarian count to one of the most memorable screen villains, Lord Voldemort. But his latest role, as Shakespeare's Coriolanus, may be one of his most challenging, the actor says.
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Checking In On The Sundance Film Festival

Host Rachel Martin speaks with entertainment reporter Stacey Wilson about this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
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Drugs At The Center Of 'The House I Live In'

A new documentary tracks the history of the U.S. War on Drugs. As the film explains, after 44 million arrests, sales of illegal drugs are still on the rise. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with director Eugene Jarecki, who debuts his film The House I Live In at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend.
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Music Of Bayaka Pygmies Featured In New Film

Robert Siegel interviews filmmaker Lavinia Currier about the music used in her film Oka!, which depicts the journey of Louis Sarno, who traveled to the Central African Republic as an ethnomusicologist to record the music of the Bayaka pygmies. Like Sarno, the Oka! film crew traveled to the Central African Republic with sound engineer Chris Berry, who developed a portable sound studio specifically for recording music in the field. Berry taught the Bayaka how to use multi-tracking equipment to compose their own songs.

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