Actor Michael Shannon at “99 Homes” Film Screening

Actor Michael Shannon will make an appearance at McCarter Theatre’s screening of the film 99 Homes, which will be held at McCarter Theatre on Saturday, September 23 at 4 p.m. There will also be a Q&A with McCarter’s Bill Lockwood and Princeton Garden Theatre’s Chris Collier. General admission is $20 ($15 for McCarter subscribers or Garden Theatre members).

In this timely melodrama of flipped houses and mortgaged souls set during the mortgage crisis of the late 2000s, Michael Shannon plays Rick Carver, an Orlando Florida realtor, whose specialty is not in selling properties, but seizing those occupied by foreclosed owners. It’s a harrowing morality tale, with Shannon as the Devil incarnate—a kind of reptilian Gordon Gekko. The film also features Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, Hacksaw Ridge) as a Florida handyman evicted from his home and recruited by Rick to assist in the foreclosure racket. Director Ramin Bahrani’s focus is on how the need for money, security, and status can force terrible choices on people and affect their moral decisions.

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