James Schamus Talks About His Film ‘Indignation’

James Schamus, left, and Ang Lee, director and writer, respectively, of the new movie, ?The Ice Storm,? pose during a break from interviews at the Chateau Marmont in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997. The film ?is a combination of innocence and loss. It?s a coming-of-age story, more for the adults than for the children,? Lee says.
James Schamus, left, and Ang Lee, director and writer, respectively, of the movie, "The Ice Storm," pose during a break from interviews in 1997. Now, Schamus is making his directorial debut with the film "Indignation." Reed Saxon / AP Photo
James Schamus, left, and Ang Lee, director and writer, respectively, of the new movie, ?The Ice Storm,? pose during a break from interviews at the Chateau Marmont in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997. The film ?is a combination of innocence and loss. It?s a coming-of-age story, more for the adults than for the children,? Lee says.
James Schamus, left, and Ang Lee, director and writer, respectively, of the movie, "The Ice Storm," pose during a break from interviews in 1997. Now, Schamus is making his directorial debut with the film "Indignation." Reed Saxon / AP Photo

James Schamus Talks About His Film ‘Indignation’

After a successful film career co-producing Ang Lee films such as The Ice Storm and Brokeback Mountain, James Schamus is now testing his cinematic skills in his first directorial effort. The film, Indignation, is based on a Philip Roth novel about a repressed Jewish student. 

Schamus spoke with WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik about the process of making the film, which opens in theaters on Friday.