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Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601
2017, KYLE HENRY, USA, 87 MIN. WITH SARA SEVIGNY, JONNY MARS.
First Chicago run! Kyle Henry in person!
“Achieves a vibrance that is rare among domestic dramas…draws its crackling energy and joy not from watching its characters reach definitive conclusions, but keeping up the passion to carry on.” — Stephen Saito, The Moveable Feast
“Sympathetic performances, understated direction…reminded me of British filmmaker Mike Leigh.” — Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
In the emotional rollercoaster of a third feature by Chicago-based director Henry (FOURPLAY), two urban couples, both middle-aged, come to a relationship crisis exacerbated by infidelity, concealed career downturns, and the fact that two of the people are siblings. A tenth anniversary party for real estate broker Zeke (Antoine McKay) and his preschool teacher wife Grace (Sevigny) begins as a hearty tribute to a seemingly strong and happy marriage, until the unexpected arrival of Grace’s troubled younger brother Chris (Mars) and his increasingly restless girlfriend Deena (Christine Horn). Daring no-holds-barred performances push this story into dangerous territory over a period of weeks, as secrets and longtime grudges surface with devastating consequences. DCP digital.
Tickets & showtimes: siskelfilmcenter.org/rogerspark