What's on at Greenwich Picturehouse - E4 Slackers Club
Director: Ben Affleck.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, Chris Cooper. USA 2016. TBC mins.
Adapted from a novel by bestselling thriller writer Dennis Lehane, Ben Affleck’s fourth directorial feature is set in the roaring ’20s. Prohibition has not stopped the flow of booze in a network of gangster-run speakeasies, and Joe Coughlin (Affleck), son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful Mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld.