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Our Teach-In series uses film to create awareness about significant contemporary issues and provoke dialogue and discussion. They are held twice a month and are free-of-charge, although a donation will be requested.

January 15, 2018

Sex addict or predator?

Shame with Alexandra Fox

Film still: Shame Film still: Shame
Best Actor
Best British Independent Film
Best Director
+ 4 other awards
British Independent
Film Fest
"Few filmmakers have plumbed the depths of sexual addiction as fearlessly as director Steve McQueen has in Shame"
4 stars "Tremendous performances from [Michael] Fassbender and [Carey] Mulligan, and such superb technique from McQueen"
  —The Guardian
4 stars "Shame contains unblinking truth... This is a great act of filmmaking and acting"
  —Roger Ebert

Sexual addict or predator? In Steve McQueen's incisive second feature, Michael Fassbender portrays Brandon, a New York executive, and confirmed bachelor who is addicted to prostitutes and pornography. While Brandon's approach to women often straddles the line of propriety, his relationship with his sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan) reveals deep-seated narcissism and lack of empathy.

Directed by Steve McQueen, USA, 2011, 101 mins.

Alexandra Fox, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing therapy for adults, adolescents and couples, using a psychodynamic approach. She has a Master's Degree from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown.


  • Monday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

FREE admission!
Donations are requested.


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