"What’s so interesting to me is the paradox that great filmmakers, of course, make movies where we say things like…"oh, I really identified with those characters. I lost myself in that movie." In other words, great art is the art of losing your identity, and being invited to have somebody else’s identity, and you can cross gender lines, and you can cross sexual orientation lines, and racial lines. And great filmmakers who stand up as out filmmakers also stand up as filmmakers who destroy the boundaries of our identities, and invite you to share them… "
- James Schamus, former CEO of Focus Features
(“Dallas Buyers Club” was the last Focus Features film released under Schamus’ rule.)