Viper Club


Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 13, 2018 7:15 PM
Lark Theatre Sun, Oct 14, 2018 5:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:109 min.
Director:Maryam Keshavarz
Producer:Anna Gerb
Neal Dodson
J.C. Chandor
Screenwriter:Maryam Keshavarz
Jonathan Mastro
Cinematographer:Drew Daniels
Editor:Andrea Chignoli
Cast:Susan Sarandon
Matt Bomer
Lola Kirke
Edie Falco
Julian Morris
Adepero Oduye
Print Source:Roadside Attractions
Note Writer:Nadia Ismail


Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon offers a riveting performance as Helen, an emergency room nurse whose journalist son on foreign assignment is held for ransom by the Islamic State. When the US government proves to be as much of a threat to her son’s survival as his ISIL captors, Helen makes contact with a covert network of donors and journalists working independently, beyond the reaches of American law, to aid in the release of her son. Featuring a star-studded cast which includes Matt Bomer (Magic Mike), Lola Kirke (Mistress America), Adepero Oduye (Pariah, MVFF 2011), and the always exceptional Edie Falco as a wealthy and well-connected activist who comes to Helen’s aid, Iranian American filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz follows her 2011 Sundance Film Festival award-winning Circumstance with this heart-wrenching and urgent portrait of our times.

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Maryam Keshavarz is an Iranian-American writer and director. While pursuing her MFA at NYU, Maryam’s short film, The Day I Died (2006), won the Gold Teddy and Jury Special Mention Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Maryam’s first narrative feature, Circumstance (2011), won the Audience Award at Sundance Film Fest, Best First Film at the Rome Film Festival, and the Audience and Best Actress Awards at Outfest. Viper Club is Maryam’s sophomore feature.