F&V faculty member Julian Grant's feature film Roundabout American has its World Premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center December 15 and 19.
2012, USA, 90 min.
Directed by: Boris Wexler, Produced by: Julian Grant
With Édouard Giard, Mariell Rocca-Serra, Torey Adkins and Patrick Zielinski
Filmmakers in person: Director Boris Wexler, producer Julian Grant, and actors Torey Adkins
and Patrick Zielinski will be present for audience discussion at both
Con artistry appears to be the way to the American dream in this wacky locally made comedy that features Chicago types galore, from on-the-take politicos and hustling immigrants to ambitious couch potatoes and ex-cons. When his Internet romance dissolves hours after his arrival in Chicago from Paris, Alex (Girard) drowns his sorrows at the nearest bar. One pot and booze-fueled night later, he awakens to find himself in the female escort service-cum-pizza delivery business with a couple of shady lowlifes.