Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Time: 2:30 PM
4/14/2012 11:30:00 AM4/14/2012 11:30:00 AMAmerica/Los_AngelesHigh Chicago At Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas - Theatre 42190 Yonge Street , Toronto, ON M4S 2C6Website: https://reelworld.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=457037FalseMM/DD/YYYY
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Set in 1975, HIGH CHICAGO is about Sam, a 42-year-old husband and father in the grip of a gambling addiction. Living on the edge of poverty in a mining town, Sam has been stoking the same blast furnace for ten years. Then Sam loses his job; instead of telling his wife Ruth, he chooses to chase the foolhardy dream of traveling to Africa to open a drive-in theater, a scheme hatched years earlier in the navy. He enlists the help of Buzz, an old acquaintance with a large lawsuit settlement. Ruth discovers his secret and with her sister and brother-in-law tries to make Sam see reason. Feeling the pressure to deliver, Sam heads to his regular gaming house, to play with the 'high roller' that has just breezed into town. Sam's up when Ruth calls, threatening to call the cops. Sam rushes home where Ruth gives him an ultimatum: give up the gambling or she leaves. Sam chooses the game - and his dream - until the cards elude him and he's wiped out. Months later, he makes a fresh start by opening a drive-in theater in town and invites Ruth to see her favorite movie in the hopes of reconciliation.
- Bobby Del Rio, ReelWorld Programmer, Canadian Features