Hosted by the “Dean of Film Noir,” Foster Hirsch
THE AMERICAN SIDE
With filmmaker Jenna Ricker and lead actor and co-writer Greg Stuhr in person!
Monday, November 7 at 7:30 pm
$10 Members | $15 Public - Includes Reception
Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by Nikola Tesla.
Ever hear the one about the Polish detective? When Charlie Paczynski’s (Greg Stuhr) partner is caught in the crossfire of a blackmail scheme gone bad, he trails the prime suspect to the brink of Niagara, only to receive a cryptic warning: ‘what’s happening here you can’t begin to comprehend…’ Thrust into a world populated by a whiskey-swilling raconteur (Robert Forster), strangely bonded siblings (Matthew Broderick and Camilla Belle), and a dubious government agent (Janeane Garofalo), Paczynski joins the quest for a long-lost design by enigmatic genius, Nikola Tesla. From the eccentric eavesdropper who gives him his first clue every door Paczynski forces open raises the stakes. Reminiscent of the conspiracy thrillers of the 70’s, complete with a score by David Shire and packed with nods to Hitchcock and classic noir, The American Side is a jigsaw puzzle mystery, climaxing under the roar of the Falls as the final piece snaps into place. (USA, 2016, 104 min., English, NR, DCP | Dir. Jenna Ricker)