Monthly Screening

Human Capital

January 16, 2020
Marc Meyers
Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei, Peter Sarsgaard, Maya Hawke
In Marc Meyers' film, an impulsive business deal brings together two families from across the social divide, with tragic consequences. As perspectives shift between parents and children, a real estate agent puts his livelihood at stake with a desperate gamble, a wealthy housewife is confronted with the profound void in her life, and a teenage girl falls deeply in love for the first time. Meyers (My Friend Dahmer) provides a nuanced character study of the moral conflicts in today’s capitalistic society between sacrifice and self-preservation. Film is written by Oscar nominated screenwriter Oren Moverman, and is based on Stephen Amidon's critically acclaimed novel and Paolo Virzi’s award winning film.