Event type: All Ages
Director: Kim Nguyen
Featuring: Alexander Skarsgard, Jesse Eisenberg, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando
English, 111 minutes, PG
THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT
The Oscar-nominated director of REBELLE a.k.a. WAR WITCH (KCFF 2013), Montreal’s Kim Nguyen confirms his status as one of Canada’s most accomplished and adventurous filmmakers with what may be his boldest effort to date. A smart and gripping drama set in the cutthroat worlds of high finance and high tech, THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT is most definitely the director’s starriest too. Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard play two very different cousins who put their careers and lives on the line for a get-very-rich-quick scheme that involves the nigh-impossible task of installing a fibre-optic cable from Kansas to New Jersey in order to give them an edge over competitors on news of transactions on the New York Stock Exchange. Salma Hayek co-stars as a Wall Street exec who’s one of many very formidable obstacles in between the dogged duo and their goals in this sharply executed and wickedly entertaining parable about big money and blind ambition.
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February 28, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Cutoff is Friday, March 1, 2019 6:44 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.