All those RSVP'd to this program will receive both an online screener for WORKING MAN and a Q&A with cast members Peter Gerety, Billy Brown, Talia Shire, and Robert Jury (writer/director)
*This is not a live screening and conversation, you will receive both of these elements via email. You do not need to log-in at any specific time.*
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, HBO’s "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, ABC’s "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.