When a renowned mystery writer winds up dead, an eccentric investigator suspects foul play from amongst his many heirs in this star-studded whodunit from Rian Johnson (Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi).
The morning following the 85th birthday party of the famed crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer)—whose vast, generations-spanning body of work has amassed an empire of riches and repute—yields a number of surprises. First and foremost, Harlan is dead. More troubling, he seems to have slit his own throat. More mysterious still, he had no reason to do so. And yet most peculiar of all, an unknown benefactor has hired notorious detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), a Southern-fried Hercule Poirot who specializes in unsolvable cases. Methodically, he paints a picture of the night in question, in which it comes to light that Harlan’s self-serving children and grandchildren—all of whose wealth and security have depended on their patriarch—each have a secret to hide, and any one of them could be a suspect. Rian Johnson’s immense talent as a wordsmith and creator of original characters reaches new heights with this modern-day caper, a dizzyingly fun and ferociously sharp picture of both whimsy and substance. Johnson delicately winds his impeccable cast like clockwork, unspooling a tale of genuine intrigue while also giving his performers room to play, with generations of icons such as Toni Collete, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, and Chris Evans relishing in their succulent roles. Relatively new discovery Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049) shines as Thrombey’s caregiver and true friend who finds herself unwittingly entangled in this complicated plot. Riotously funny yet packing a timely punch, Knives Out deftly deconstructs the classic American mystery, while honoring its tradition, to concoct a wholly original work in a class of its own.
CAST: DANIEL CRAIG, CHRIS EVANS, ANA DE ARMAS, JAMIE LEE CURTIS
CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
SUGARHOUSE CASINO | THE EVENT CENTER
1001 N. DELAWARE AVE
10:30PM – 1:30AM
Celebrate the close of the PFF28 with award winners, guests, and fellow Festival-goers, as we look back on another amazing Festival and towards the coming year of films with PFS. Event will feature complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres. 21+ only
Please use North Entrance. Free Parking Available.
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