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The Big Screen: ‘The Interrupters,’ Plus Steve McQueen & Michael Fassbender of ‘Shame’


by Stephen Becker 9 Dec 2011

This week, Dallas international Film Festival Director James Faust joins us to discuss The Interrupters. And we also speak with Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender, the director and star of the much-talked-about Shame.

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Cobe Williams (left), one of the violence interrupters in The Interrupters. (Photo: Kartemquin Films)

James Faust

This week, Chris Vognar of The Dallas Morning News and Stephen Becker of Art&Seek are joined by James Faust, the Director of the Dallas international Film Festival, to discuss The Interrupters. The documentary, which played at this year’s DIFF, is directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and focuses on former gang members in Chicago who have turned their lives around and now work to stop gang violence before it happens. And we also speak with Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender, the director and star of one of the best films of the year, Shame. It’s the much-talked-about NC-17 film about a sex addict whose life is unraveling. And we’ll catch you up on what else is on screens this week and next week. Be sure to subscribe to The Big Screen podcast on iTunes. Stream this week’s podcast below or download it.


Michael Fassbender in Shame (Photo: Fox Searchlight)

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