A MOST VIOLENT YEAR Sunday Schmooze
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SUNDAY SCHMOOZE
Brunch, Film, and Discussion hosted by Fred Craden

J.C. Chandor’s A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
Sunday, July 9, Bagels at 10 am | Film at 11 am
Members $11 | Public $16 | Includes Bagel Brunch

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.
A searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. J.C. Chandor’s third feature centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. The film examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and––above all––his unwavering belief in the righteousness of his own path. (US, 2014, 125 min., English, R, DCP | Dir. J.C. Chandor)