Film Independent Members and guests are invited to join us for a live Q&A with Working Man 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.
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
Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.