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THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:07 pm
SOLD OUT. Tickets for seating in the front 3 rows will be available at the door at 6:50 p.m.
Screening Wed. May 29, 7:00 p.m.
2 days before it opens in N.Y. and L.A.!
A new comedy/crime caper from award winning director Denis Arcand (Academy Award winner of Best Foreign Language Film for The Barbarian Invasions)
Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy works as a deliveryman to make a living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags lying on the ground. He is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run.
The film is a witty yet touching look at the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.
“Film noir and social satire in a bracing comedy with a serious purpose. Charged with alternating currents of droll wit, sardonic cynicism, and socialist-tinged idealism.” – Joe Leydon, Variety
“[Arcand’s] new film is a sardonic, solidly entertaining fusion of crime caper and state of the nation rumination that should find favour with arthouse audiences.” – Allan Hunter, Screen Daily
Rated R for some violence, sexual content and language.
Language: French (English subtitles)