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Matthew McConaughey and ‘Free State of Jones' shine new light on American civil war

Today on Encore! Valerie Defert has been talking to actor Matthew McConaughey. He stars in the new film "Free State of Jones", which recounts one of the lesser known episodes of the American civil war. It's the story of Newton Knight, a poor white farmer who led an extraordinary rebellion in the heart of Mississippi, waging a guerrilla war against the Confederacy and declaring loyalty to the Union.

By Melissa BELL , Valérie DEFERT

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2018-09-17 ENCORE!

Music show: Sônge, Christine and the Queens, plus Prince

We meet Sônge, an up-and-coming French artist with an eclectic alt-RnB sound that blends elements of electro and hip-hop. She’s gearing up to release her debut album showcasing...

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2018-09-14 ENCORE!

The making of a masterpiece: Picasso's landmark pieces on show

What elevates a simple work of art to the rank of masterpiece? A new show at the Picasso museum in Paris delves into the question, with the help of paintings like "On The Beach",...

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2018-09-13 ENCORE!

A Director of his Word on Pope Francis

From a new pass that opens up expensive high-end culture to young people in France to the fight for equality between the sexes at the Toronto Film Festival, and an interview with...

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2018-09-12 ENCORE!

Film show: 'The Freshmen', 'Shéhérazade' and 'Thunder Road'

It's survival of the fittest for students hoping to study medicine here in France, an ultra-competitive race which has been fictionalized by Thomas Lilti in "The Freshmen",...

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2018-09-11 ENCORE!

Sopranos star Michael Imperioli on his New York coming-of-age romp with Lou Reed

He's best known for his Emmy-winning role as Christopher Moltisanti in the famed series "The Sopranos", but Michael Imperioli is in the studio speaking to Eve Jackson about his...

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