It’s that time of year when the real movies come out. None of that silliness with loud movies people pay to see in theaters. I’m talking real cinema. Leading the charge of Oscar season is Motherless Brooklyn, the latest from Edward Norton.
Norton pulls double duty as both the star and director and he’s assembled a strong cast in Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Leslie Mann, Willem Dafoe and Bobby Cannavale. And since that’s my birthday week, I’m giving away free passes for it.
Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, “Motherless Brooklyn” follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Willis).
Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from ginsoaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.
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Here is the screening information:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28—7:00pm
AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC
To claim your passes all you have to do is click this link. As a reminder, seats are first-come, first serve so make sure to arrive early in order to ensure you get a seat.