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Why ‘Widows’ isn’t just another heist movie

Clip: 11/16/2018 | 5m 56s

The new fall film “Widows” looks like a heist movie, featuring plenty of star power, thrilling plot twists and explosions, as the widows of four armed robbers band together to finish the job their late husbands’ began. But director Steve McQueen wanted more than tired tropes. He explains to Jeffrey Brown how he stimulates his audience with a perspective that breaks from ordinary convention.

Aired: 11/16/18

Rating: NR

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