WORKING MAN

Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Jan 11 4:00 PM
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Chauncey -Theater 2 Sun, Jan 12 4:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:director and writer Robert Jury
Series Info
Series:Filmmaker Spotlight
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:108 minutes
Director:Robert Jury
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA

Description


Acclaimed film and stage actors Peter Gerety (Amazon's Sneaky Pete, HBO's The Wire), Billy Brown (ABC's How to Get Away with Murder, Showtime's Dexter) and 2-time Oscar nominee Talia Shire (Rocky, The Godfather) lead the cast of Working Man - a classic American story designed for a contemporary world.

After decades on the job, the reclusive Allery Parkes (Gerety) finds himself out of work. Following his plant's closure, Allery attempts to bide his time - same as his former, disgruntled, unemployed co-workers. However, despite the best efforts of his wife Iola (Shire), a kept a loose-ended existence just doesn't take for this withdrawn man. Haunted by a family tragedy, Allery needs more than distraction. He needs a place a refuge.

The story traces Allery as he routinely sneaks into the closed factory and begins spending his days in the comfort and confines of his old workplace. At first, he does this alone, but in time he gains an unexpected and initially unwelcome ally. Walter Brewer (Brown), a passionate former co-worker, turns on the electricity and turns up the volume in Allery's previously secluded cocoon. When word leaks about the two men's activities, other former employees want in on the action. Joining Allery and Walter, the workers take occupancy at the factory and restart production in an effort to pressure their corporate bosses and reopen the facility.

As this master plan unfolds, Allery is suddenly thrust into the very unlikely and unfamiliar role of leader. However, as truths and revelations simmer to the surface, Allery's new-found admiration by his co-workers, his unexpected allegiance with Walter, and his relationship with Iola become challenged. Ultimately, this working man is forced to confront the very loss and pain he's been working so hard to avoid.


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