BOB JURY’S FILM, WORKING MAN, TO BE SCREENED AT FILM SCENE—JANUARY 11 & 12
A portion of this screening's admissions will be donated to NAMI of Johnson County.
Congregational UCC member, Bob Jury’s new film, Working Man, will be shown at Film Scene on January 11 & 12. (Buy tickets soon. The January 11 is nearly sold out, so the second screening on January 12 has been added.) Bob will be present to discuss the film afterwards. Acclaimed film and stage actors Peter Gerety (Amazon's Sneaky Pete, HBO's The Wire), Billy Brown (ABC's How to Get Away with Murder, Showtime's Dexter) and 2-time Oscar nominee Talia Shire (Rocky, The Godfather) lead the cast of this classic American story designed for a contemporary world.
After decades on the job, the reclusive Allery Parkes (Gerety) finds himself out of work. Following his plant's closure, Allery attempts to bide his time - same as his former, disgruntled, unemployed co-workers. However, despite the best efforts of his wife Iola (Shire), a kept a loose-ended existence just doesn't take for this withdrawn man. Haunted by a family tragedy, Allery needs more than distraction. He needs a place a refuge.
The story traces Allery as he routinely sneaks into the closed factory and begins spending his days in the comfort and confines of his old workplace. At first, he does this alone, but in time he gains an unexpected and initially unwelcome ally. Walter Brewer (Brown), a passionate former co-worker, turns on the electricity and turns up the volume in Allery's previously secluded cocoon. When word leaks about the two men's activities, other former employees want in on the action. Joining Allery and Walter, the workers take occupancy at the factory and restart production in an effort to pressure their corporate bosses and reopen the facility.
As this master plan unfolds, Allery is suddenly thrust into the very unlikely and unfamiliar role of leader. However, as truths and revelations simmer to the surface, Allery's new-found admiration by his co-workers, his unexpected allegiance with Walter, and his relationship with Iola become challenged. Ultimately, this working man is forced to confront the very loss and pain he's been working so hard to avoid.