Bleah. It’s rainy, chilly and generally dreary out. So why not take a break from watching kitten videos to grab some free screening passes? Don’t worry, they’ll still be there.
Today, it’s 99 Homes. It’s one of those films I’m sure will get me riled up, because it’s about the housing market, and how so many folks got booted when everything went bust. Synopsis!
In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Academy nominee Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes – gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the US government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver – the very man who evicted him in the first place. Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but slyly seduces him into a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost – on Carver’s orders, Nash must evict families from their homes. As Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.
Shannon is already getting rave reviews for his performance as the shifty Gordon Gecko-y businessman. So though I’ll be boo-hissing at his character the whole time, I’m still stoked to see it. You too? Well, right this way…
What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of 99 Homes!
Where: AMC White Marsh
When: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.
Why: Because it’s raining. Here, have a pass.
How: Clicky! http://broadgreenscreenings.com/IIsvi39773
REMEMBER: seating for screenings is first come, first served and not guaranteed. So get there early if you want to grab a seat.
Good luck, everyone!