The Dunning Man
2017, Michael Clayton, USA, 90 min. With James Carpinello, Dawn-Lyen Gardner.
- Fri, Sep 29th 8:00pm
“Infinitely compelling yet edgy…with a healthy dose of action and more than a little humor and heart along the way.” — Richard Propes, The Independent Critic
Out of work and jilted by his girlfriend, Connor Ryan (Carpinello of "Gotham" and "The Mob Doctor") returns to his native Atlantic City, tail between his legs, to manage the apartments he owns in a dumpy low-rise complex at the foot of a luxury casino. Based on Kevin Fortuna’s critically acclaimed short story collection, this comedy-drama plumbs the black-humorous depths of Connor’s existential despair when a harried single mother (Gardner) complains of noise, bringing the reluctant landlord face to face with his other freeloading tenants, including a high-living rapper with an active love life and a pair of sinister Chechen animal trainers moonlighting as gangsters. DCP digital. (BS)
Friday, September 29: Writer Kevin Fortuna is scheduled to appear for audience discussion. Following the show, the audience is invited to an opening night party at the Emerald Loop Bar and Grill, 216 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago.