Ticket, The Directed
Ido Fluk USA / 2016 / 97 minutes
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Ido Fluk, Lawrence Inglee, Sharon Mashihi
How does our perception of the world affect those closest to us? "The Ticket" immerses us in the life of a man who, blind since childhood, regains his physical vision, only to become metaphorically blinded by his ambition. Like our lead James (Dan Stevens "Downton Abbey"), the audience is physically blind as the film opens with fleeting glimpses of light. When James wakes to the gift of sight a few minutes in, we are greeted with gorgeous cinematography (as if seeing the world's beauty for the first time) and a powerhouse performance from our complex, superbly written lead. James' newfound sight puts him on a slippery slope towards seduction by the material world. The film' title refers to a story James tells about a man who has longed all his life to win the lottery, but never bought a ticket. In James case, after winning the symbolic lottery, the unintended consequences fall on his wonderful marriage, beloved son, successful career, and life-sustaining friendships. -- Evan Thomas
BIO: Ido Fluk is a writer-director based in New York. After attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he travelled to Israel to write and direct his debut, the crowd-sourced Israeli road film, "Never Too Late". The film went on to premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival, won the Regard D'or at Fribourg Film Festival, and screened around the world, leading "Variety" to dub Fluk 'a talent to watch'. "The Ticket" is his first American film.
Cast/Featuring: Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, Kerry Bishe, Oliver Platt, Skylar Gaertner
Executive Producer(s): Dale A Brown, Mark Rodgers, Tyler Zacharia, Nick Byasse, Katie Heidy, Lisa Wilson, Myles Nystel, Frederick Taouil
Producer(s): Lawrence Inglee, Oren Moverman, William. H. Walton, Matthew J Malek, Claude Dal Farra
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