The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
"Urgent, persuasive, and funny" -Slant Magazine
"Price Check is similar to The Office, though it has a sharper bite and shows a keener awareness of recession-era anxieties" -New York Times
"Charming and slightly unhinged...a terrific showcase for indie princess [Parker] Posey, leading a topnotch cast" -Variety
"[Posey is] flat-out terrific" -Los Angeles Times
"Engaging" -New York Post
"Posey brings a certain gonzo enthusiasm...pulling off the role with expert comic timing" -Hollywood Reporter
"Writer-director Michael Walker keeps a firm grip on his smart material" -Chicago Tribune
Pete Cozy (Eric Mabius, Ugly Betty), is a good guy who used to be cool and once had his dream job in the music industry, but now finds himself working in the pricing
department of a failing supermarket chain. He has a home in the suburbs which he shares with his loving wife and young son. His position allows him to spend quality time with his family, and they are quite happy, despite the fact that they are living beyond their means. However, everything changes when Pete gets a new boss, the high powered, fast talking Susan Felders (Parker Posey, House of Yes, Best in Show). She is an alpha female, and with her enthusiasm and unconventional ideas, Pete finds himself on the executive track, a new role which both surprises and excites him. As his salary increases, he is busier than ever, and work becomes so demanding that it starts to adversely affect his life at home. Pete begins to wonder if this new career is changing him in ways that he can no longer control, in this smart and honest dramedy about the high price of a middle-class life. The question becomes: What are we willing to do for the life we think we deserve.
Directed by Michael Walker, U.S.A., 2011, 93 mins. In Russian with English subtitles.