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The Town

Ben Affleck

  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2010
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Graham King, Basil Iwanyk
  • Executive Producer: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, David Crockett
  • Screenplay: Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard
  • Runtime: TBD
  • Programmes:

The Town is a dramatic thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope, and escaping a past that has no future. In the Boston neighbourhood of Charlestown, Doug MacCray is the leader of a crew of ruthless bank robbers. But everything changed on the gang’s last job when they took bank manager Claire Keesey hostage. Questioning what she saw, Doug seeks out Claire. As their relationship deepens, Doug wants out of this life and the town, but now he must choose whether to betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.

Crime & ThrillerRomanceDrama

screening times

    • Saturday September 11
    • 9:30:00 PM
    • Sunday September 12
    • 11:00:00 AM
    • Saturday September 18
    • 9:00:00 PM

Note: indicates Premium Screening.

official description

Following on the promise he showed in his powerful debut feature, Gone Baby Gone, Ben Affleck’s latest film as director is further evidence of his talent behind the camera, particularly when it comes to adapting dense crime novels into taut, inventive thrillers. Like his previous film, The Town is made up of a star-studded ensemble cast put to exceptional use; Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner, Chris Cooper and Affleck himself are all vital pieces in the story’s intricate jigsaw narrative.

Adapted from the celebrated novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan, The Town is set in the Boston neighbourhood of Charlestown, where Doug MacRay (Affleck) heads a posse of bank robbers. Although Doug spends the majority of his time alone, his partners have come to form a kind of surrogate family. This is especially true of Jem (Renner). However, their friendship is put to the test during a botched robbery where they momentarily take the bank manager, Claire Keesey (Hall), hostage. Claire never sees their faces but becomes haunted by questions about what occurred during her brief kidnapping.

In order to make sure she doesn’t reveal his identity, Doug reaches out to her and strikes up a relationship, all the while concealing that he is one of the four men who terrorized her. A new-found love for Claire changes Doug, and he decides that he wants to leave his life of crime behind, but this may put him and Claire at an even greater risk from his suspicious and ruthless gang members. Caught between the woman he loves, the group of criminals he betrayed and an FBI agent (Hamm) in hot pursuit, Doug’s options all carry heavy ramifications.

A smart, dramatic thriller that recalls the brilliant works of William Friedkin, Michael Mann and Clint Eastwood, The Town’s seamless combination of elegant narrative, rich characters and visceral action re-affirms Affleck’s status as one America’s most promising young directors.

director bio

Ben Affleck was born in Berkeley, California and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He attended Occidental College in Los Angeles and the University of Vermont before becoming an actor, screenwriter and filmmaker, appearing in such films as School Ties (92), Dazed and Confused (93) Mallrats (95) and Chasing Amy (97). He co-wrote and co-starred in Good Will Hunting (97), which earned him an Academy Award® for best original screenplay. His directing credits include the features Gone Baby Gone (07) and The Town (10).

full credits

Principal Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hill, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper
Graham King, Basil Iwanyk
Executive Producer:
Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, David Crockett
Robert Elswit
Dylan Tichenor
Harry Gregson-Williams, David Buckley
Production Designer:
Sharon Seymour

Canadian Distributor:
 Warner Bros. Pictures    
Production Company:
Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures/GK Films/Thunder Road
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