Love and Other Dangers, Featuring "The Accountant"
A night of fabulous short films, including a celebrated Oscar-winner!
|Presenting||Love and Other Dangers, Featuring "The Accountant"|
February 17, 2011
7:00PM to 9:00PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
Celebrate the light and dark sides of love this February when ReelTime @ The Radio Room presents an evening of shorts centered on Mankind’s most pondered subject on Thursday, Feb. 17, starting at 7 pm.
The highlight of the evening’s offerings will be a screening of the Oscar-winning, live-action short, "The Accountant."
Actor Ray McKinnon (THE BLIND SIDE/O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU) wrote, directed and stars in this unconventional and riotously cynical tale of one man’s desire to keep the family farm afloat in an age where corporate conspiracy and cultural shifts have rendered it a dying institution.
In desperation, brothers David and Tommy enlist the aid of a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, backwoods accountant whose “curious” mathematical skills might just be their saving grace.
Only drastic measures can ward off the inhumane financial machinery seemingly determined to drive the family farmer out of existence.
But are they prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep a family legacy intact in the face of impossible odds?
The accountant’s unequivocally morbid solution to an epidemic problem will test one man’s fortitude and the bounds of his love. As the film’s tagline suggests: “It’s do-able, but it ain’t gonna be purdy.”
“Hysterical as it is haunting.” - FILM THREAT
“A clever blend of wit and social criticism.” - MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE
"The Accountant"’s near perfect blend of brilliant, biting dialogue and unorthodox characters makes it one of the most incisive and hilarious pieces of filmmaking of the last decade.
Its raucous yet intelligent handling of the painful and difficult reality facing family farmers in an age of corporate-run “agribusiness” resonates with viewers in a satiric, highly entertaining way.
"The Accountant"’s dark humor cleverly confronts the inherent immorality of corporatization in an accessible, non-threatening manner and leaves audiences
laughing in a uniquely disconcerting way.
In and of itself, "The Accountant" reflects a decidedly independent, un-Hollywood approach to filmmaking.
The writer-director and star of this outrageous comedy, Ray McKinnon is a familiar face to many moviegoers with numerous cinematic tent poles in an acting career spanning over 20 years.
McKinnon’s filmography includes roles in Oscar-winner THE BLIND SIDE; the Coen Brothers’ hilarious O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU; and HBO’s DEADWOOD.
He is also co-owner of Ginny Mule Productions alongside fellow "Accountant" co-star Walton Goggins (THE SHIELD).
McKinnon has garnered many awards throughout his career, including an Oscar for "The Accountant" in the Live Action Short Film category. His current work includes a role in the recently completed remake of FOOTLOOSE.
The evening will include a line-up of additional short films centered on the theme “Love and Other Dangers” in recognition of Valentines Day.