Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | Categories: Q Weekly Update
MONDAY: Journalist Masha Gessen on the fake news website that has some Russians confusing realistic fantasy with their stranger-than-fiction reality. Director of Operations Nathaniel Raymond on monitoring Sudan via the Satellite Sentinel Project, backed by actor George Clooney. Q's Sports Culture Panel -- journalists Stephen Brunt and Mary Ormsby -- reflects on men's soccer, NBC's Olympics surprise, and the cultural fate of Olympic cities.
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TUESDAY: Actors Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener on their atypical roles as members of a classical music ensemble in the debut film from Yaron Zilberman, A Late Quartet. Musical collaborators David Byrne and Annie Clarke (AKA musician St. Vincent) talk about their new album together, Love the Giant. Director Brandon Cronenberg and actor Sarah Gadon on their movie at TIFF, the drama Antiviral, which takes a metaphoric look at the relationship between celebrities and fans.
WEDNESDAY: Activist Angela Davis, subject of the new documentary by Shola Lynch, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners. Director Deepa Mehta and novelist-screenwriter Salman Rushdie on their film collaboration based on his acclaimed novel about the transition of India from British colony to independent state, Midnight's Children. Rising classical pianist Nicholas McCarthy, who was born with only a left hand.
THURSDAY: Heading into this weekend's National Hockey League lockout deadline, journalist Jonathan Gatehouse - author of The Instigator -- argues that the public vilification of longtime NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is unfounded. Actor Javier Bardem and filmmaker Alvaro Longoria on their new documentary, Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony, about the political turmoil facing people of the Western Sahara, and Bardem's attempts to bring their human rights issues to the U.N. Memoirist Cheryl Strayed on her bestseller Wild, in which she works through grief, drugs, and a broken marriage by walking solo the Pacific Crest Trail.
FRIDAY: Friday live musical guest is the Montreal band Stars. They perform from their new album, The North. Plus, India's crackdown on political cartoons. Danish director Thomas Vinterberg talks about his latest, The Hunt, which looks at the effects when a male kindergarten teacher is falsely accused of sexually abusing a child. Montreal director Kim Nguyen on his documentary, Rebelle. Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame.
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