Based on Colin Harrison’s acclaimed novel Manhattan Nocturne (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), MANHATTAN NOCTURNE tells the story of Porter Wren (Adrien Brody), a New York City tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy and anything that passes for the truth. At home he is a model family man, devoted to his loving wife (Jennifer Beals). But when a seductive stranger (Yvonne Strahovski) asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon (Campbell Scott), he can’t resist. In this modern version of a classic film noir, we follow Porter as he is drawn into a case of sexual obsession and blackmail — one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.
In attendance for audience questions will be the director, Brian DeCubellis.
Short film with this feature:
NIGHTTIME IS COLD AND LONELY LIKE A MOTEL ALONG A DESOLATE ROAD, 1:50 min, Canada (Sheridan College), Director: Aya Aki, World Premiere.
Runtime: 113 min
Rating: 18A (mature content, coarse language, nudity, mature theme, not recommended for children)
Director: Brian DeCubellis
Cast: Adrien Brody, Jennifer Beals, Yvonne Strahovski
Venue: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St.