Emily the Criminal


The Main 3 Fri, May 13, 2022 7:15 PM
The Main 3 Tue, May 17, 2022 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Festival Programs:New American Visions
Release Year:2022
Runtime:96 min
Print Source:Roadside Attractions
Director:John Patton Ford
Executive Producer:Kevin Flanigan
Dexter Braff
Angus Wall
Kent Kubena
Lowell Shapiro
and Mike Dill
Producer:Tyler Davidson
Aubrey Plaza
and Drew Sykes
Cinematographer:Jeff Bierman
Screenwriter:John Patton Ford
Editor:Harrison Atkins
Composer:Nathan Halpern
Principal Cast:Aubrey Plaza
Theo Rossi
Megalyn Echikunwoke
and Gina Gershon


Emily is the epitome of a modern-day student: sharp as nails, determined to make it in the world, and saddled with crippling student debt. Desperate, she takes on a job that’s too-good-to-be true, and finds herself at the doorstep of the criminal underworld.

Emily (Aubrey Plaza, in a brilliant performance) can’t find work–her art degree isn’t opening doors, and a minor criminal record slams shut the few that open. When told by Youcef (Theo Rossi) that she can be a “dummy shopper”, buying TVs - a credit card scheme for easy money - she jumps. Part psychological portrait, part crime thriller, this is a unique modern-day parable. “[A]n entertaining and sharp-edged look at the world in which so many millennials find themselves.” –Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

Director Biography

John Patton Ford has an MFA from the American Film Institute and his thesis film, “Patrol” (2010) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He has written numerous scripts and has worked as a commercial director. Emily the Criminal (2022) is his debut feature.