The 9th annual Napa Valley Film Festival scheduled to take place November 13 to 17, 2019, announced its Narrative and Documentary Feature Film lineups in core competition.
Run This Town (2019)
NAME OF FILM: RUN THIS TOWN
DIRECTOR(S): Ricky Tollman
STARRING: Mena Massoud, Nina Dobrev, Damian Lewis
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Out of Toronto’s scandal over Rob Ford’s megalomania mayorship run amok (a haunting prelude of the things to come in the States, perhaps?), comes this whip-smart, rapid-fire, political sizzler that delivers all the Aaron Sorkin vibes you want. Bram (Ben Platt, Pitch Perfect) is eager to prove himself a journalist. He’s just landed a dream job, but he’s stuck writing clickbaity listicles… that is until he stumbles upon the lurid truth of the mayor’s shady personal life. Following both Bram’s efforts to chase down the story and the young bright minds in Ford’s office actually running things—including Kamal (Mena Massoud, who you might’ve caught as the star in Disney’s Aladdin), an immigrant who’s worked tirelessly to claim a position of power in the administration.
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