2018, Brian Skiba, USA, 98 min.
With Casper Van Dien, Melissa Croden
- Sun, Feb 24th 7:30pm
- Mon, Feb 25th 8:00pm
Kenny Lofton, MLB legend, former Cub, and six-time All-Star, returns to Chicago to introduce the premiere of CHOKEHOLD, his latest film as producer. This action film with the time-tested theme of avenging the family honor features wall-to-wall rounds of no-holds-barred mixed martial arts (MMA), fighting by women contenders, and some spectacularly detestable villains. Long estranged from her father Javier (Van Dien, of STARSHIP TROOPERS), prodigal daughter Zoey (Croden) returns home following his murder. The Russian mob is implicated in his death, and the beloved gym he founded is threatened with foreclosure. A fearless fighter herself, Zoey’s desperate plan for investigating Xavier’s death and saving the gym is to train for a series of brutal underground MMA matches against a Russian-backed rival. Learning to channel her dad’s Eastern philosophy may be her only winning move. DCP digital. (BS)
Executive producer Kenny Lofton is scheduled to be present for audience discussion at both screenings.