Don’t miss the Q&A…
After you register for this screening, be sure to register for the follow-up event, Members-Only Q&A: Working Man, featuring a conversation with writer/director/producer Robert Jury, producers Maya Emelle, Lovell Holder and Clark Peterson, and actors Peter Gerety, Billy Brown, and Talia Shire. Moderated by Oscar®-nominated writer and producer Meg LeFauve. (Monday, December 7 – 3:00 pm PT)
Film Independent Members, you and a guest are invited to watch Working Man in our Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room, powered by Vision Media.
Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Robert Jury, Working Man is a classic American story designed for a contemporary world. When the last factory in a small Rust Belt town closes its doors, an unlikely hero emerges in dutiful, quiet Allery Parkes (Peter Gerety, The Wire). A career employee of the factory, the aging Allery can’t reconcile how to live a life simply sitting at home doing nothing, and against the advice and pleas of his loving wife, Iola (two-time Oscar® nominee Talia Shire, Rocky), he forms an unlikely friendship with his charismatic neighbor, Walter Brewer (Billy Brown, How to Get Away with Murder), in order to revive the defunct factory. As their community rallies around them – and as their former corporate bosses strategize how to implode this unexpected movement – Allery learns that he might be something he never thought possible: a leader.
2020, 109 minutes, color | Written and Directed by Robert Jury | Starring Peter Gerety, Billy Brown, Talia Shire | Produced by Clark Peterson, Robert Jury, Maya Emelle, Lovell Holder | Executive Produced by Tim Ranzetta, Katherine Eslao, Morgan R. Stiff, Lee V. Stiff
All Film Independent Members can register for this online screening starting at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 11. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.
How to Watch
On the first day of screening availability, registered Members (and guests, when applicable) will be emailed a secure link by our partner Vision Media to watch this title in the Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room.
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