Run This Town

2019 | Canada, USA | NR | 99 min.

Showings

Milliken at the Dennos Museum Thu, Aug 1, 2019 9:00 PM
City Opera House Sat, Aug 3, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Fiction
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Release Year:2019
Runtime:99 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:Canada
USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ricky Tollman
Produced by:Randy Manis
Ricky Tollman
Jonathan Bronfman
Screenwriter:Ricky Tollman
Cinematography:Nick Haight
Editing By:Sandy Pereira
Cast:Mena Massoud
Nina Dobrev
Damian Lewis
Ben Platt

Description

Out of Toronto's scandal over Rob Ford's megalomania mayorship run amok (a haunting prelude of the things to come in the States, perhaps?), comes this whip-smart, rapid-fire, political sizzler that delivers all the Aaron Sorkin vibes you want. Bram (Ben Platt, Pitch Perfect) is eager to prove himself a journalist. He's just landed a dream job, but he's stuck writing clickbaity listicles... that is until he stumbles upon the lurid truth of the mayor’s shady personal life. Following both Bram's efforts to chase down the story and the young bright minds in Ford's office actually running things—including Kamal (Mena Massoud, who you might’ve caught as the star in Disney's Aladdin), an immigrant who's worked tirelessly to claim a position of power in the administration—this tense and ambitious journalistic thriller features a rock solid cast (Damian Lewis, Jennifer Ehle, and Scott Speedman to name a few), dark comedic notes, timely themes, and relevant questions. In Person: Director Ricky Tollman.

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