The Center


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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:The Center
Programs:Competition: Minnesota Made Narrative Feature
New American Visions
MN Made
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Cinematic Science(?)
Release Year:2015
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:Jury Select Encore Day - Cinequest Film Festival
Director:Charlie Griak
Producer:Jonathan Demme (Executive Producer)
Annie Einan
Judd Einan
Wendy Griak
Charlie Griak
Cinematographer:Brandon Boulay
Charlie Griak
Editor:Thom O'Connor
Charlie Griak
Principal Cast:Matt Cici
Judd Einan
Ramon Pabon
Shawn Boyd
Annie Einan
Roger Wayne
Amanda Day
Megan Hensley
Rachael Davies
H.T. Altman
Dan Carroll
Screenwriter:Charlie Griak


Director Charlie Griak attending.

Produced by Jonathan Demme and shot locally in St Paul, Charlie Griak’s atmospheric debut focuses on a vulnerable young man who falls into the trap of a cult-like group. Ryan is a recent college grad searching not only for a job but also for a meaning in life. When he comes across a self-help organization, simply known as The Center, with a charismatic leader, Ryan seems to have found what he has been looking for.

The Center is a tense and surreal portrait of the dangerous nature of groupthink.