Fresh Air Weekend: David Oyelowo, Highlights (And Lowlights) Of Cannes British-born Nigerian actor David Oyelowo talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale. John Powers returns from the French film festival to discuss this year's new international films.
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Fresh Air Weekend: David Oyelowo, Highlights (And Lowlights) Of Cannes

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Fresh Air Weekend: David Oyelowo, Highlights (And Lowlights) Of Cannes

Fresh Air Weekend: David Oyelowo, Highlights (And Lowlights) Of Cannes

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

David Oyelowo On Acting, His Royal Roots And The One Role He Won't Take: The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale, the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing "the "black best friend."

A Critic Takes On Cannes: Highlights (And Lowlights) Of The 2015 Festival: Critic John Powers returns from the French film festival to talk about this year's new international films. Top among his picks is The Assassin, a martial arts film by director Hou Hsiao-Hsien.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

David Oyelowo On Acting, His Royal Roots And The One Role He Won't Take

A Critic Takes On Cannes: Highlights (And Lowlights) Of The 2015 Festival