Event details

Reception 7.30pm (Blue Room)

Film: 8.30pm (NFT1)

Attending this event

James Schamus

JAMES SCHAMUS is an award- winning American screenwriter, producer and director, contributing to, among many others, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Lost in Translation, Milk and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He is a respected educator, having held posts at Yale, Rutgers and currently Columbia Universities. His directorial feature debut, Indignation, is in competition for this year’s Best Feature Film Award and Best Debut Feature Award.

Films screening at this event


James Schamus
Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts
110 min

“Finally, a great Philip Roth movie” – Rolling Stone

“Easily the best film made of a Roth novel, which is saying a lot.” – The New York Times

A powerful and profound tale of youthful passion as the gifted son of a kosher butcher from Newark wins a scholarship to better himself at a prestigious university in mid-West America. Based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth, the young Marcus  is a straight-A student until he is unexpectedly swept off his feet by blonde bombshell, Olivia Hutton. Oscar nominated director James Schamus creates an extraordinary portrait of 1950s America where love and idealism is pitted against the unyielding ties and expectations of country, family and tradition.