Chicago premiere! Chicago connection! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

Call Center

2017, Anton Deshawn, USA, 78 min. With Andre Truss, Brian Smith.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 11th 6:15pm
  • Tue, Aug 15th 8:15pm

The dialogue has a snappy comic edge in this Chicago-made feature that takes aim at the wacky human drama inside the fictional call center Ora-tel. Marcus Jones (Truss) is the top-performing survey supervisor, and he’s jockeying for a promotion, unaware that dirty tricks and insider connections will seal the deal for his rival. The survey scripts are suddenly peppered with rude queries, and suspicion falls on Marcus. Did he or didn’t he? Director Deshawn excels in creating lively scenes of humorous repartee between Marcus and best buddy Dwayne (Smith), and in comedy asides in which Marcus’s co-workers engage in hilarious non-PC commentary on their fellow workers. ProRes digital. (BS)

Friday, August 11 & Tuesday, August 15: Director Anton Deshawn and selected producers and cast members are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.