99 minutes – Drama Language: English Release date: March 6, 2020 Production companies: Manis Film, Raised by Wolves, Jobro Canadian distributor: Elevation Pictures
Run This Town is one of those “ripped from the headlines” stories. A young journalist and a young political aide become entangled in a larger-than-life political scandal as they struggle to navigate adult life. Like all their friends, Bram Shriver (Ben Platt) and Kamal Arafa (Mena Massoud) are struggling to climb the ladders at their respective workplaces: Bram at a newspaper, Kamal at City Hall. One day Bram answers the phone of a reporter who’s been laid off, and learns that someone has a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (Damian Lewis) smoking crack. He seizes the moment to advance his career, but his friend Kamal must grapple with containing the story while maintaining his integrity.
Ricky Tollman Jonathan Bronfman Randy Manis
Berry Meyerowitz Jeff Sackman Lon Molnar Jeffrey Schwartz Leslie Schwartz Lee Shulkin Noah Segal Jack Dym Michael Eliesen J.C. Chandor Neal Dodson Anna Gerb
Benjie Cherniak Ami Drazin Ryan Etinson Chris Kape Eric Levy Robbie Manis Mark Trustin
Bram Shriver Kamal Afara Rob Ashley David Judith Detective Lowey Sammi Phil Detective Sharma Jill Abe Claire Joshua Lauren Gidda Neil The Squirrel Lynn Susan Waisglass Woman Behind Desk Girl in Line Paula Ashley’s Girlfriend Manager Waitress Hadi Streeter 1 Streeter 2 Ford Supporter Streeter 3 Streeter 4 Sammi’s Husband Ozzie Streeter 5 Laundromat Cashier