About The Card Counter
Sleeping in anonymous motels and making a living as a semi-professional poker player in low-rent casinos, William Tell (Oscar Isaac) is a mysterious man running from an even more mysterious past. After meeting a strange young man (Tye Sheridan) bent on a familiar revenge, Tell's past quickly becomes present in Paul Schrader's (First Reformed, American Gigolo) intense and moody thriller. Co-starring Willem Dafoe and Tiffany Haddish. [111 mins; thriller, drama; English]
This film will be followed by a Q&A with producer Braxton Pope, a Bloomington native who has produced a number of films including The Card Counter and The Canyons. Pope has executive-produced visual content for Kanye West and has produced music videos for artists like Drake, MGMT, Silversun Pickups, The Shins, Foster the People, the Dum Dum Girls, and more.
"The Card Counter is an uncomfortable, meditative movie about guilt, risk, retribution, and the way America operates. It's also an extraordinary example of Oscar Isaac's power." — Esther Zuckerman, Thrillist
"Schrader cuts from shot to shot and scene to scene as if tracing crudely covered wounds, the unhealed scars from the amputation of vital parts of the soul." — Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"[Schrader] shows his unblunted gift for writing riveting dialogue, peering into the heart of contemporary America and finding its black spots, while Isaac proves a solid bet." — Raphael Abraham, Financial Times
Presented in partnership with The Ryder Film Series.