With writer-director Craig Zobel in person
Dir. Craig Zobel. 90 mins, 2012. With Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy. Director Zobel’s second feature film (after his acclaimed debut The Great Wall of Sound) is a tense psychological thriller, based on actual events, that reveals unsettling truths about our capacity for blind obedience to authority in moments of duress. With outstanding realistic performances from Dreama Walker as a young fast food worker accused of stealing and Anna Dowd as her supervisor unsteadily caught between doing what she thinks is right, and what she’s being told to do, the film enraged and enthralled audiences at its Sundance premiere earlier this year. Variety called the film “taut, gripping, and deeply disturbing…from its expert performances and carefully researched material to its dead-on evocation of life behind the counter at an average Middle American burger joint, this is intelligent low-budget filmmaking that handles its risky subject matter with taste and discipline.”
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