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EMILY THE CRIMINAL
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 12:50 PM
Dir. John Patton Ford | USA | 2022 | 97 min. | NR | DCP
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General Admission General Admission - $12.50
General Admission Senior - $10.50
General Admission Child - $10.50
General Admission Military/K-12 Teacher (w/ID) - $10.50
General Admission Group Sale - $11.50

 
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Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.

“...Perhaps Plaza’s best performance to date. With her steely demeanor and large, intense eyes, Plaza is a force to be reckoned with a hidden brutality just waiting to be unleashed.” —Jourdain Searles, Little White Lies

“The film has drawn early comparisons to DRIVE, and while the downtown L.A. setting and pulsating score from Nathan Halpern fit, Ford and Plaza offer something a bit trickier. It’s also more satisfying, blending style with a timely message about the way capitalism beats down people just looking to make some honest cash.” —Kate Erbland, IndieWire

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