Filmmaker Steven Piet and writer Erik Crary in person!
"[A] slow-burning but compelling psychological thriller"
"John Ashton... delivers an understated but career-defining performance as the title character"
"Consistently engaging and often gripping... Steven Piet directs in an assured manner"
"John Ashton excels"
Dutch, a small town bully turned born again Christian, has gone missing. John (John Ashton, Beverly Hills Cop, Gone Baby Gone), a beloved member of the community, is not a suspect, but has everything to do with it. Rumors about Dutch's fate are hot topics around town and his younger brother, Danny (Ronnie Gene Blevins), who shares the family's bad rap, has his own theory about the mystery. Meanwhile, John's nephew, Ben (Alex Moffat), leads a life replete with snarky jokes and gourmet coffee as a Chicago graphic designer. His confused and budding relationship with his coworker, Kate (Jenna Lyng), leads them on an impromptu trip north to see the town he grew up in and they arrive just as John struggles to navigate the increasing threats from Danny's suspicions. John reluctantly finds himself both cat and mouse as the missing man's kin doggedly searches for answers.
Uncle John is the accomplished debut of writer/director Steven Piet, an unusual crime drama as well as a dark morality tale about a prickly old-timer who would rather see a local disappearance remain unsolved.
Directed by Steven Piet, U.S.A., 2014, 113 mins.
Facets Film Dialogue
Filmmaker/co-writer Steven Piet and co-writer Erik Crary will be here for a Q&A after the 7:30 pm. screenings on Friday, September 18 and Thursday, September 24.
- Fri., Sept. 18 at 7:30 pm
- Sat.Sun., Sept. 1920 at 5:30 & 7:45 pm
- Tues.Thurs., Sept. 2224 at 7:30 pm
$10 general admission
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