Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 17th at 4:00 for Win Win at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Eric wearing a black and green jacket in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor, The Station Agent) once again explores the depths and nuances of human relationships in his new film about the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters. Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete (Alex Shaffer) through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy’s mother (Melanie Lynskey) shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. McCarthy’s deft touch with balancing drama and comedy, broken hearts and poignant humanity is at play in Win Win. Also starring Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and Bobby Cannavale (The Station Agent).