DIFF 2011 Video Interview: BEAUTIFUL BOY writer/director Shawn Ku, co-writer Michael Armbruster, and producer Lee Clay
School shootings are a horrific tragedy that are regrettableably a reality in today's culture. Yet, few films address the issue, directly or indirectly. Even fewer do it with such poignancy and beauty in the way that BEAUTIFUL BOY does. The feature-length debut from writer/director Shawn Ku, the film stars Michael Sheen and Maria Bello as two parents trying to make sense out of the senseless violence committed by their son (Kyle Gallner) against his fellow university students and ultimately himself. At the heart of it, it's a story of two people struggling to rediscover each other after they are torn even farther apart even more than they once were.
I sat down with Ku, along with co-writer Michael Armbruster and Dallas-born producer Lee Clay to discuss the intricacies and layers of their film, which screened at this year's Dallas International Film Festival.
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