LAW ABIDING CITIZEN
F. GARY GRAY | USA | 2009 | 108 MIN | R
The Pennsylvania Convention Center
Michael A. Nutter Theatre
(Entrance at 13th and Arch Streets-East side)
A fatal break and enter ignites the fuse for a grief stricken man (Gerard Butler) to seek violent revenge while a sympathetic attorney (Jamie Foxx) tries to stop him before it’s too late.
From director F. Gary Gray (Friday, Straight Outta Compton), Law Abiding Citizen utilizes the streets of Philadelphia to create a simmering neo-noir that threatens to explode at any moment. Originally slated to be filmed in Baltimore, Gray found that the iconic bridges and architecture of Philly’s downtown created a one-of-a-kind mood for such an intense film. The white-knuckle thriller features the now closed cell blocks of Holmesburg Prison in Torresdale and City Hall, pre-Dilworth Park makeover. Even better, Mayor Michael Nutter himself makes his Hollywood debut when he is featured swearing in Jamie Foxx’s Nick as the city’s new District Attorney.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill
The Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia Film Society are ecstatic to announce a new collaboration — one-of-a-kind film series, PhillyMade, held at the Michael A. Nutter Theatre. This brand-new bi-monthly series is dedicated to looking back at seminal films that feature our City of Brotherly Love on the big screen. Whether it’s Bradley Cooper tailgating in Lot D or John Travolta witnessing possible foul play on River Road, Philly has been home to some of the most iconic scenes in contemporary film history. Join us as we celebrate classic films that are truly PhillyMade.