A well-edited film

Luke Christopher
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Martin Baron (right), the editor who directed the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-winning coverage of a far-reaching scandal of  abusive Catholic priests, took time out from his current reason for working late (he’s executive editor of The Washington Post) for a Q&A Friday at the Little Washington Theatre, following the RAAC- and Foothills Forum-sponsored screening of “Spotlight” — the Oscar-winning film on the Globe’s dramatic reporting. Baron took questions from the audience and from moderator Andy Alexander (left), the former Washington Post ombudsman, for most of a thoroughly entertaining hour following the two-hour movie. The editor proved (among much else) that he — unlike his character, played in “Spotlight” by Liev Schreiber — indeed had both a sense of humor and a personality. “But that time period, in 2001, was a very hard time,” he said, and Schreiber’s portrayal was quite accurate.

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